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Offline AAAndrew

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Step up your envelope game
« on: November 09, 2019, 03:08:56 PM »
Saw this article on the envelopes decorated by amateur artist Frederick Tolhurst. He was separated from his children and wrote them letters. He decorated the envelopes in the most extraordinary ways.

Even though this is a couple of years old, I thought y'all would enjoy this.

Andrew
Gone, but I haven't forgotten you all.
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/aug/05/sisters-heartbreak-grandfather-envelope-frederick-edith-tolhurst

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Re: Step up your envelope game
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2019, 01:10:05 PM »
Happy to see you! And love these envelopes! Thank you for sharing!  :-*
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Re: Step up your envelope game
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2019, 09:53:52 AM »
This brought to mind a local man who decorated over 600 envelopes with cartoons that he sent home during World War II.  The family made a documentary about it called Letters to Defiance.  I found a Facebook page with pictures of the envelopes called Uncle Franís Envelopes if interested.
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Re: Step up your envelope game
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2019, 10:19:43 AM »
Thanks, @AAAndrew!  Those envelopes are adorable!!

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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2019, 12:16:58 AM »
I love envelope art and these are really great!  Thanks, Andrew.

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Re: Step up your envelope game
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2019, 09:51:25 PM »
Andrew, these are charming--a gift to us all, from a father who obviously wished he'd never needed to decorate so many envelopes to delight and encourage his children from so far away.  Thank you so much for sharing. It does make me wish I'd more time to create beautiful envelopes!