envelope insert from Ron Gordon
I recently participated in an hilarious envelope exchange that likely left two postal carriers tearing their hair out. I am still amazed that these envelopes found their way through the international post, between California and Scotland!
I have seen my last name (Vanides) spelled in all sorts of variations, namely Vanidies, Vanidez and Vanidades - but this sure beats all! I also like Ron's take on Los Angeles.
Somehow the postal service managed to decipher Newtonhill, Stonehaven, U.K. Despite my blatant bastardization of Ron's address, the envelope still arrived in Scotland in less than a week.
The exchange was arranged by Jean Wilson of the Calligraphy Exchange. There is typically a new theme posted each month, as well as on-going/long term exchanges. I love being a part of this group and have received beautiful decorated envelopes from all over North America and Europe. I also enjoy the structure of the themes and mailing dates - gets me to practice my lettering and try new designs.
Have a wonderful weekend!