i have had great luck with sending my postcards through the mail "naked". in fact most of the time the report back is: "it looks perfect" . . . no extra marks, no dirt, no tearing, etc. i used to send them without a clear plastic mailer but now do add that extra bit of protection. the benefit to sending them as a postcard is that i can have them hand cancelled with my local Post Offices own cancellation mark. because we live in such a rural area most things go into a bin and are mass canceled in another (larger) town. but if you ask to have something hand cancelled it gets our very own towns cancellation mark which i think adds to the mail artiness of the whole thing. so i sent one like that for Ati to be able to add to her own collection of mail art cards. the one that is inside the seperate package is something that she can either keep or send on to someone else if she chooses. choices are good right!?!
thank you again Ati for including me in your give-away. i feel honored to have some of your beautiful handwork. i hope that the pieces that i mailed today make you feel as surprised and happy as i did when i recieved yours. let me know when they arrive as i'm curious about how sending them in different forms may effect the timliness of delivery. my postmaster assures me they should arrive at virtually the same time but the curious part of me just wonders if that is the way it will work out.