I signed up for iHanna's postcard swap because I have been a long-time reader of her blog and I wanted to support her first public mail art event.
My 10 postcards were sent out with a little surprise tucked inside them... original screen-printed pretzel tags are just barely peeking out of the edges, secured with pink thread. The recipients will have to rip out the stitches in order to pull out their tiny treasure.
The front sides are adorned with a strip of my infamous ninchies that are laying across a simple Bavarian heart. The backsides are printed with two of my carved pretzel creations and the official Studio Mailbox stamp.
The project has me thinking back to grade school when we would decorate our valentine boxes in anticipation of the cards we'd be getting from all our other classmates. I loved V-day, and I think next year I will help my small one create postal valentines for his little friends. The Germans do not traditionally celebrate with anything special although you do see a little bit of flower and candy marketing for the occasion.
Of course I made 11 cards so that I could also send one back to the hostess with the most-ess! Thanks to Hanna for organizing the postal fun!