I used to love writing a letter for Mom when she was alive. Handcrafted, handwritten letters mailed through snail mail are so unique and meaningful. So for this Mother's day, I want to encourage you to write your mom an old fashion letter. Here are some ideas to get you started.
There is something magical about getting an old fashion letter in the mail, and what better way to say I love you than crafting a letter for Mom.
LETTER FOR MOM
There are so many different kinds of stationery to choose from these days, but creating your own, unique stationery is even more meaningful.
I thought it would be fun to teach you how to make beautiful envelopes and lovely pieces of stationery to go into plain, white envelopes.
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Below is an envelope I created based off of the letters my dad wrote his mom while he was fighting in the war. My father's letters were fashioned with the traditional red and blue designed edges.
This gave me an idea for a letter for Mom.
Start with plain stationery like the one in this photograph below.
Consider decorating your envelope with some red and blue around the edges to send a message from the past.
Retro styles like this one are very trendy right now.
I used sharpies so the color would not run in case they came in contact with water. Then, write inside, starting from your first year of life until now, one thing you remember about your mom or loved about her at that time.
She will love to see what you remember!
It may even spark conversations about the past, too. It will be funny to see how your mom remembers the one thing that is vivid in your mind.
LILLY PULITZER ENVELOPES
So, I have many old Lilly Pulitzer calendar planners laying around, and they happen to be very colorful. I have been trying to figure out something to do with them because I hate to throw them away.
The pages are so beautiful!
So I decided to use one to make an envelope for a happy letter to Mom.
Start by taking apart an envelope that you'd like to use as a template.
Be very careful when taking it apart; you want it to keep its shape.
Then, just turn your calendar planner paper over and trace around the envelope that you took apart. Last, use a double-sided adhesive roller to glue the pieces together.
For this letter, write down some of your happiest memories. Use bright colored papers to write on and, to add even more excitement, fill it with confetti!
It may be a little messy when Mom opens it, but she will be so pleased that I doubt she will mind.
LETTER FOR MOM STATIONERY
This write-in letter is perfect for any age.
It's especially ideal for younger children or teens to fill out.
It is so much fun to read what my children write in these spaces, so I am pretty confident your mom will get a kick out of it, too!
To download the image click on the letter below.
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Now that you have some ideas, waste no time and start that letter for mom! Or even for a mother you know who might need some encouragement this Mother's day.
Oh, and if you liked this Mother's day post go check out my Ideas for Mother's Day Brunch. It has a beautiful tablescape idea and some yummy recipes too.
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