Now that the holidays are winding down, perhaps you might try your hand at The Graceful Envelope Contest…”Whatever the Weather,” the 2018 theme might spark an idea. View the complete rules and check out many inspiring winners from previous years at http://www.calligraphersguild.org/ Deadline is March 26, 2018
October 10, 2017…The theme for The 2017 Graceful Envelope Contest was “Pushing the Envelope.” This yearly event is co-sponsored by The Washington Calligraphers’ Guild and the National Association of Letter Carriers. At last, the winners have been announced! This contest always delights the viewer with the most beautiful Mail Art. Below are some of my […]
I actually delivered this to a customer on my mail route. It’s so beautifully painted. See the beach in the background with the surfboard strapped to the top of the Woodie. And I love that there is script involved. Aloha!
August 17,2015 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ To view all the recent contestants’ entries from all the categories go to https://www.flickr.com/photos/washcalligraphersguild/sets/72157653360937870/ click at top “back to albums list” The Washington D.C. Calligraphers Guild has a listing of the winners and those with honorable mention. http://calligraphersguild.org/envwinners2015.html
August 12, 2013 I was considering a post on “The Art of Letter Writing” and then I received my latest issue of The Postal Record. Voila! Speaking of artistic letters, The Graceful Envelope Contest takes Mail Art to museum heights. This contest is sponsored by The National Association of Letter Carriers in conjunction with The […]
The 4th of July, 2011 Happy Birthday America!!! 235 years old. That’s a lot of candles! This holiday also marks the one year anniversary of writealetter.org. After a bumpy start, it all seemed to make sense beginning last July. I’d like to use this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. I want to thank all […]
April 8, 2011 The Graceful Envelope Contest is “High Mail Art.” Calligraphers and artists from around the world rally to produce some of the most beautiful Mail Art I have ever seen. There is no entry fee and there are 3 judging categories- Adult, Junior (Grade 6-12) Child (Grade 1-5) All art must be hand […]