Isn’t it heartwarming to get an occasional personal postcard? In this day and age where electronic communication has taken the forefront to all else, a handwritten message can render a forgotten delight.
Leaf Letter is a mini-letter in the shape of a leaf, where a message can be written, then folded into an envelope so that all you have to do is address it, stick a stamp on it and it is ready to be mailed.
Before the postal service came into being and stationary had not yet been invented, messages were written on leaves. They are the origin of the postcard! The leaf as a means to relay a message gives the impression of sentimental value and a certain amount of romanticism is involved in scratching out a message on a leaf.
Unfortunately, the present day postal service would assuredly frown on sending actual leaves through the mail as they would dry up and shrivel away before they reached their destination! Leaf letter is the answer if you want to send that special someone a message in a unique and distinctive way. This modern leaf letter carries old-fashioned sentiment in a stylish and innovative manner.
The idea for marketing leaf letters was thought up by online plant shopping site Neo Green, which sells a variety of beautiful plants and now, leaf letters.
The manager of Neo Green and Company Executive of Plant’s Pit Co. Ltd. says that Neo Green came up with other products utilizing the leaf motif in the past, but they all used generic leaf designs instead of something based on the leaves of actual plant varieties. “As long as we are a plant shop it would be more fitting for us to make the products more realistic by giving them an actual shape and name.”
The leaf letters are fashioned after six different types of plants including the hydrangea leaf and the oak leaf.
“Going along with the theory that leaf letters are the origin of letter writing, we tried to choose leaves that even city dwellers would be familiar with.”
Although the leaf letter looks like a real leaf, the material used to make them is paper. The paper was tested with all the writing utensils you could think of: pencils, ball point pens and even fude pens ( a pen that writes like a calligraphy brush). You only have to be careful of avoiding waterproof sign pens because the paper will absorb the ink, leaving a stain on the other side.
Leaf Letters have been on the market since March 2010. Since then They have been sold on the website as well as directly from the Neo Green shop. The price is 1,365 yen ( about 17 USD) for three leaves. The leaf letter is popular among professionals in the world of art and design. They can also can be found in many gift shops of art museums.
Not only are leaf letters a wonderful way to send a message to that special someone, but are also great as cards to go along with a bouquet of flowers. Suitable for many celebratory occasions, let the leaf letter help you say what you want!