When was the last time you sent someone a piece of physical mail? Return to the tradition with the help of these events. Come pick up some creative sendable gifts and attend a couple workshops that will have you reconsidering your relationship with something majorly overlooked today: snail mail.

Vintage Postcards and Original Art by Erica Nazzaro

This painter will be holding a live demonstration as part of West Medford Open Studios. She combines pastel, ink, and watercolor in her landscapes. Observe her process and look through her artwork on display. After the demo, Erica will be selling vintage postcards from a collection she’s personally cultivated.

Make Your Own Envelopes

It’s easy to add an interesting twist to all your mail with found paper envelopes. At Calliope Paperie, learn to create these envelopes with scraps of reused paper.

DIY Greeting Cards: Mother’s Day Screen Print

Don’t get your loved ones mass-produced cards from the store. For Mother’s Day, send a gift with a professional degree of quality that still has a handmade touch. Get your hands on real screen printing equipment at Inky Hands Studio in Plymouth and score a set of custom greeting cards.

Make a Watercolor Greeting Card

Share your painting skills with someone when you send them one of these. Go where your imagination takes you and create your own unique design on a card. Each one makes for a great gift to fill with whatever you like.

Connecting Through Writing

If you find yourself at a loss of what to say, join this session held by Of Note Stationers. Take a couple cards to get you started and enter a meditative writing zone. Even for people who rarely write letters, an experience like this will unlock a desire to write for inner peace. Fill your cards with your reflections and treat yourself to extra stationery if you like.

Written by Mateo Caballero. Read more blog posts here.