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Happy Mail: Summertime

Summer is undoubtedly my favorite season, and this month, I’m celebrating it with pen pal Jessie Pickren, founder of the stationery company Hew and Co. Jessie creates smart, subtle (and sustainable!) paper products out of Nashville—her patterned envelope liners are the stuff of dreams.

Here’s my envelope to Jessie:

Happy Mail: Summertime | Oh Happy Day!

Inspired by summers spent floating in the neighborhood pool.

Happy Mail: Summertime | Oh Happy Day!

Happy Mail: Summertime | Oh Happy Day!

And here’s Jessie’s envelope to me:

Happy Mail: Summertime | Oh Happy Day!

Jessie writes: “Summer is marked for me by the smell of grass, which instantly sparks a nostalgia for and memory of my childhood. Twirling and twirling until losing your balance, plopping down into tall fresh grass, and wiggling around as the earth spun and then slowly settled…Finding the biggest hill in the neighborhood to roll down tumbling as fast as possible (grass to the face the whole time!) to reach the bottom first in victory. My whole childhood was filled with these grass-baths of sorts (ha!) and were happily the inspiration for my envelope.”

Happy Mail: Summertime | Oh Happy Day!

(see what I mean about her patterns?)

Happy Mail: Summertime | Oh Happy Day!

What are your favorite things about summer?

  1. Annie Abbey

    June 23, 2016

    That pool themed envelope is my new favorite thing! I can only imagine how excited I would be if someone sent that to me in the mail! Great post! Thanks for sharing!
    xx Annie

  2. Kari

    June 23, 2016

    A swimming pool envelope!! Too cute!


    June 23, 2016

    What type of pens did you use? These are just wonderful and I’d love to attempt this on my correspondence.

  4. Shari

    June 23, 2016

    I love these letters! Thank you for sharing! Please do more!

  5. Jessica

    June 23, 2016

  6. Mac

    June 25, 2016

    Life by a pool, book in hand and the smell of coconut infused sunscreen- ah, summer.

  7. Beate

    June 26, 2016

    I never draw but I love your envelopes. What do you use to draw? normal watercolors?

  8. Isla H

    June 27, 2016

    ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!! ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE POOL IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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