Back in October Vanessa Sorensen had a Passenger Pigeon Origami Party where people got together and made 400 paper pigeons. The event was part of a celebration of Martha, the last passenger pigeon that died in captivity at the Cincinati Zoo 100 years ago.
I missed this event by a long shot, but I wanted to participate in some way. Fold the Flock are the creators of the lovely origami pigeons and have a free download available on there site. (Scroll down to the bottom for the download. Here is a video on folding instructions.) I've been wanting to do some sort of paper craft for my holiday decorations and this fit in just perfectly.
I could see these pigeons working great for holiday mail, enclosed in a clear envelope/pouch and mailed as is. I love mailing folded items that pop-up to be 3D. I hope this gives you some ideas for home decor or seasonal mail. If you make anything with the origami pigeon, please leave a link in the comments or tag us on Twitter and/or Instagram. We'd love to see what you are creating.