The U.S.P.S. Stamps blog introduced me to lettering artist Erik Marinovich and his Do Not Open envelopes project. He creates one-of-a-kind hand-addressed envelopes for a fee. Customers submit the address and he uses his lettering skills and artistry to turn a bubble mailer into treasure instead of the typical trash. I love more than I can really express. What a great way to make the mundane into magic. That is one of the real powers of mail, in my opinion- the reinsertion of wonder into the world. You can hear an interview with Erik about the project here. Great work!