Aerogramming it UP!Today I decided to make an aerogramme for a dear friend of mine, M, in Australia. She is currently not well, so I hope this little postal piece brings her as much joy upon reception as it did for me to make!
I made the template myself, loosely based off an old aerogramme that I had in my letter collection box. USPS has discontinued the use of post office issued aerogrammes as far as I can tell, and I'm not currently sure as to whether or not Australia Post is still using them (their website confuses me a little bit with their most recent aerogramme from 'Christmas 2011'?) however I'm breaking both barriers by making my own!
It's smaller than (what used to be) regular issue, but I should like to hope that it'll make it through the post just the same!
I'm aiming to pre-cut out a fair few more of them, possibly decorate them too, and then carry them with me should I ever want to send a quick and easy message from afar! It makes a lot of sense, aye?
[On a side note, sending this piece to M in Australia puts my To-Send-Count at 8 more!]
Here are some pics:
|Little Purple Sheep is a postal pal.|
Have you ever written/made/used an aerogramme? Do you know any place where they still exist, or are readily available? Let me know!
And may today be a good mail day!
Send mail--send love,
~ Ms. Always Traveling