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June 18, 2018



I have a set of notes from a friend in 10th grade class - obviously before texting. Each one is folded into a little triangle shape. I've mailed a few to my sister for fun. She loves the process of unlocking them!


I gave them to my kids and husband last year for Valentine’s Day — a lot of work, but it was fun and they loved it.

Michael H. Gerloff

Donovan, what an inspiring post! Though locked letters that have no seperate envelopes are not allowed to be sent with German Post I tried this quite some times and they always arrived. I think they look gorgeous. I use larger sized paper than our standard legal size (A4) so that the folded letter won‘t be too small. The thicker paper kids use in school for drawing is perfect and gives a nice tactile impression.

Joe F.

I have indeed sent locked letters. Well, sort of -- I sent some letters through the mail using the triangular fold I learned about from you fine folks. Of course, one of the reasons that this fold was used on the Eastern Front during WWII was that it *was* easy to open, to make sure sensitive information wasn't being passed along accidentally. So I'm not sure to what extent that counts.

Granted, when I sent mine, I always closed the end with a sticker, which would have certainly made surreptitious snooping difficult.

But boy, I can't wait to try some of these! How neat!

Alan B

That's a fascinating website. I recently sent birthday greetings written on a flexagon, trusting the recipient would be able to find all six faces. I did put it in an envelope, though, to stop postal workers rearranging it in transit!

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