Friday, April 17, 2009

The Graceful Envelope Contest

For better or worse, I went to the post office and mailed my Graceful Envelope entry. I was so relieved to see N working the counter though I would have asked if he or S was available.

N very carefully hand cancelled the stamps. He even tried hard not to obsure some of the artwork. And he didn't freak when he saw the embellishment on the front.

Funny, but after composting and working on the design for so long, I was reluctant to let it go. Now the hard part of waiting until the results are announced sometime in July. The worse part is not knowing if the envelope will arrive at its destination or if it will arrive intact. The contest organizers don't let participants know if their entry arrived. I suppose there are so many entries it's not possible.

Still, my entry for 2000 made it, and I used the elastic leg and waistband from a diaper to fashion my envelope.

If you'd like to enter, there's still plenty of time. Entries need to be postmarked by 30. April 2009. You can find all the rules and details at The 2009 Graceful Envelope Contest.
This year's theme is "Adress the Environment". I used one of the flag stamps and a sunflower stamp because the embellishments automatically make the envelope require extra postage.
Keep your fingers crossed for me.

1 comment:

  1. Of course it will arrive. And of course you didn't want to let it go, it's like your child!!!