Mail Messages and Envelope Fun!
I typically take time to work on envelopes and work on several at a time . I think that this saves time overall. I can't imagine what it would be like to write a letter , then switch gears and get into the creative mode decorating envelopes. I don't think I could do this. The above letter has a message: The Letter is NOT Dead. I like that message and feel it is one that needs to be heard! Sometimes I will use an inspirational quote, or an encouraging scripture passage. These all add another layer to your mail art. Have you ever put a message on a letter?
When I was engaged in my "envelope making session" I noticed that I tend to work with themes, It seems to be easier to get out all my vintage or retro craft supplies and stay within that parameter. Again, it seems to work for me. It is a good feeling to reach into the envelope basket and grab an envelope that seems to "fit" the recipient of the letter. I am always trying to find ways to simplify the process, so as to keep it pleasurable. Hope this offers a bit of insight to you!