Did you know that proper etiqtte says you should include a note with your bee blocks when you mail them?
I confess that, at first, I didn’t.
I sent my first month or two’s bee blocks without a note before realizing the error of my ways. With two regular bees, one charity bee, a few fabric swaps, and some sales via Instagram’s #thegreatfabricdestash, I’ve gone through the small stash of stationery I had on hand (and recently replenished).
I’m already spending the equivalent of a yard or two of fabric on postage each month, so I’m not eager to order pricey stationery that’s unique – and I don’t always have time to appliqué some patchwork on a notecard like I’ve done in the past. But, pretty packaging does bring a smile to my face when I get fabric in the mail that has minimal, but lovely, business or note cards included), I decided to shop a little and come up with something new but inexpensive to include in my bee block packages.
I already had the ink pads and little ant stamp on hand, so I added some small note cards that were 10 for $1 at Joann’s. I also snapped up another stamp of some grasses and a couple rolls of “Special Delivery” tape that were $1 each.
I had a good time playing around with the supplies!
All of the supplies magically fit in my old stationery box.
Since the letters most often go into bee block packages, I think the quote on the stationery box lid is quite fitting. Each time I send bee blocks, I think about how I’ve learned something new in making the block. Or enjoyed the challenge of coming up with just the right fabric for a bee mate. Or been blessed to be a part of a community of people helping one another make things.
Maybe someday I’ll get to send YOU a note and a bee block! I look forward to it.
If you have neat ideas for customizing your stationery or if there is packaging you’ve received that’s been particularly enjoyable, I’d love to hear about it.