In the spirit of having a little whimsy on this Thursday, here is a question for you – When was the last time you added something funny along with the letter you wrote? (Okay, don’t say it, “when was the last time I wrote a letter period” – play along with the theme here!)
We have some fun things today. Recently I received from my stamp club friend the enclosed #Pluggers cartoon.
And we are following up from yesterday’s blog post because there are comics we can create and include too!
These comics remind me of at least two things:
1) It is fun to surprise our letter recipients including something along with our letter in this case a cartoon clipped out of the newspaper, it could be you downloaded and printed it and included. Or the content itself of what you wrote is a funny story. Also, what we enclose doesn’t have to be “funny” itself but the fact you went to the trouble to include something will have the recipient smiling, ideas include: newspaper clipping, photo, magazine article, recipe card(s), comic cut out from the paper, a comic you created yourself from Makebeliefscomix.com (and there are hundreds of free printables!), stickers, blank post card, individual packet of tea bag, print out of a favorite blog post, etc. One of my orders of stamps from Edelweiss Post included a individual packet of tea – prompting me to go make a cup of tea and enjoy looking at my new stamps!
2) We need to have a future blog post all about the joy and fun of scotch magic tape to seal our letters with and for other projects too!
This is my first Makebeliefscomix I created today using the free online tool selecting from the characters and images and inserting my captions.
In this example (above) – this is one of the free printables commix template to print, write and color.
Here’s to having fun with the letters we share with our family and friends!
Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today –
My stamp club friend with the Wilmington Philatelic Society
Comics screen shots from makebeliefscomix by Bill Zimmerman
AnchoredScraps.com blog post: “Make Beliefs: A Gift For Your Imagination” (book by Bill Zimmerman) October 14, 2015 @MakeBeliefs4U and Complement Thursday with Edelweiss Post April 16, 2015 @ by Helen Rittersporn
Pluggers comic September 17, 2015