Monday, June 14, 2010

Envelope Adoption Programme (Yah, Free Envies!)

June 20th UPDATE: Sorry that I made a typpo mistake on my email address in this post for the past few weeks. Many thanks to Ana for correcting me. So if you send me an email and got no response, please do send it again at write2five[at]gmail[dot]com. A million sorry.

Introduction: Envie Adoption Programme is specially designed for anyone who want some free envies made from Hong Kong magazine pages.

Aim: The graphic and design in Hong Kong magazine is too pretty to toss away. In order to give them a second chance to live, I will turn them into envelopes. And send them to the kind people around the world. The aim of this programme is let the magazine envies to see the world. Also, they deserve a chance to be seen!

Quality of the envie: They are magazine pages after all. Soft and fragile. A piece of unwanted flyers/A4-size papar is sticked inside the magazine envie in order to support and strengthen the magazine envie. They are strong. They can travel long distance.

Graphic/Design of the envies: Mostly drawings or pictures from local artist. But sometime there will be photos of delicious dishes or travel destination. No, never, no advertisement.

Size: Around 3.5' X 5'. It depends on the size of the magazine pages.

How to Join? Send me email at write2five[at]gmail[dot]com with your postal address and please state "Envie Adoption Programme" in the subject line. Through the delicate care of the postman in Hong Kong and your area, 5 envies will arrive in your mail box. As simple as that.

Deadline? No. No deadline yet. It will run forever, I guess. Given the circumstance that this is not a popular blog and I am guessing there won't be a lot of requests. So, I am guessing this will last forever. =p

Repeat customer is welcome.

Spreading the words are more than welcome, by putting the button on your blog would be a nice idea~! Just copy and paste the following code and the Envie Adoption Programme button will be appear in your blog. Yayay

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Ana Goncalves said...

You are doing such a kind and generous thing here! I would also love to send you some envelopes, if you were to ever send me some! Make it more fun that way. :)

Zoë said...

I sent you an e-mail the first time but I didn't get a reply, did you get it? I saw the envies again on Faiza's blog and they look so gorgeous, I can't wait to get some :) It's such a wonderful thing you're doing.

Vicky said...

Dear Zoe, Sorry for forgetting to return your email. I left a comment at your blog somewhere.. I send out the envies the next day I got your mail. So I am guessing they reach you very soon! Cheers, Vicky

Dear Ana, Let's swapping envies then! Can I have your mail address by email? My email is write2five[at]gmail[dot]com

Ana Goncalves said...

Dear Vicky,
I have just sent you an email. :)
My email ends in if that helps.
Hope you are well, and having a nice weekend, and thanks so much.
Looking forward in swapping with you.

Maria Isabel said...

Hello! I blogged about this awesome idea over at my bog, check it out!

Abbi said...

What a great idea, i've sent you an email with my address on it, can't wait :)

Vicky said...

@Abbi, I am making the envies! Thanks for adopting.

Misha said...

Hey! I emailed you a few days ago! This is so cool!!

Imelda said...

hello Vicky I emailed you a few days ago I hope you got it. Let me now at wiebelwuppie (at)

CrystaL* said...

I added your button to my blog! I hope you get some more interests.
I'm off to email you my address.

running with scissors said...

Wow, I'm really impressed!!!
I've sent you my email and I will be waiting imaptiently!

mischief said...

Woohoo, wonderful idea! I'll send my address to you straight away!

Andy from my REAL wall

PamelaArtsinSF said...

What a fun idea! I would love some envelopes -- and happy to return the favor if you want some of mine.
I have a mostly postal blog where I celebrate mail. I will mention you on there. Thanks.

PamelaArtsinSF said...

I just put this on my blog!

Kateri said...

Love it. Genius way of travelling the globe.

Kateri said...

Added a link on my blog.

Aisyah Helga said...

This is a cool idea! I'll be linking this to my blog. And I'd love to receive some of your envies, too!