In My Mailbox: Traveling Mail Kit

My penpal Nic sent me this fabulous traveling mail kit just in time for our trip to Japan last year. Her mom made it and is hoping to sell them, so Nic asked me to “test” it out and see what needed to be changed or fixed. It’s made from this gorgeous orange gradient Japanese fabric with metallic gold accents. My pictures aren’t doing it justice! Inside, she used an accent fabric of orange, black, and gold. There are pen loops and pockets to keep stationery and stamps and little extras organized. She thought of everything! Nic tucked in some postcards and stamps to get me started……and some stickers and a playing card holding some washi tape. (Isn’t that genius? The washi tape comes right off the coated playing card! It’s such a perfect way to carry a little bit of washi without the bulk of a whole roll!)I carried my little kit with me everywhere on our trip. It is so light and compact, perfect for long days of being a tourist and walking all over Tokyo. I tucked postcards inside, along with Japanese stamps, my travel address book, a pen, and some ephemera that I picked up along the way.

Now that I’m home, I still tuck the mail kit in my bag when I’m out and about in case I have time for a postcard or a quick note. It’s held up beautifully through all my travels, so I’m confident Nic’s mom can start production when she’s ready!

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3 thoughts on “In My Mailbox: Traveling Mail Kit

  1. Cindy R. says:

    Ooh! That’s so pretty and practical! I’ve always just used a pencil pouch but they don’t have compartments to keep everything so nice. What a neat idea!

  2. Julia Monroe says:

    What a perfect item for you! All the little pockets look so useful and keeping washi tape on a card is ingenious!

  3. Paperchase says:

    This is no doubt the briefest yet most comprehensive way of organizing stationery while travelling. Thank you so much for suggesting it!

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