Making Your Letters More Autumnal // + A Mini Photoshoot


I was starting to write a letter today after I bought a few things at Hobby Lobby (“the Hob Lob” as we call it) and I wanted to make it very fallish. It seems like Christmas is just around the corner, a few people I know have decorated! So I definitely want to squeeze as much fall in as I can.

Letter writing is a great way to do that!

I though I would share with y’all some of the small things that make your letters pop with the seasons in simple ways.

NO. 1 Toned card + envelopes

Hobby Lobby, one of my favorite places, has a nice selection of packeted cards and envelopes. They have these nice rectangular brown ones there now (50%, too!) that I got earlier. They’re a nice difference from the regular white, and when you do reds and oranges on them, the brown looks so nice and fallish!


NO. 2 Colored pens

these are a great way to make your cards and envelopes pop and immediately remind you of fall. I always go for reds, oranges, browns and greens.

Below: Tombow Dual Brush Pens


I made a quick, simple card using the bullet end of a dual brush pen for the words and the brush end for the leaves.

Sorry this is blurry! My back screen wouldn’t show that well before I put it in the envelope!

I got those two front plaid wash tapes at Hobby Lobby earlier. I thought the would be fun to use through the fall and winter months in my bullet journal and on letters.

NO. 3 Tapes or stickers

These are affordable, long-lasting touches for your letters. The fun patterns and widths are just so fun to see on envelopes in the mailbox, and they’re fun to put on everything.


NO. 4 Tiny tidbits and fun things

Fall themed stickers, papers, poems, Artist Trading Cards (ATC’s), paintings, cutouts, etc. are fun touches to put inside a letter when it doesn’t seem like enough. There is usually always some fun little thing to add a little more joy to the letter when it is opened.


NO. 5 Colorful envelopes

I kept the envelope pretty simple, but the reds and the plaid make it stand out. You can draw a box around the address in bright colors, paint, sketch, anything. It’s so fun to personalize the mail!


The last thing I got from the good ‘ole Hob Lob was a new wax seal stamp. The whole stamp pin came off of my old one, so I figured I should upgrade(: I got the heart stamp, and I really like it!

NO. 6 Wax seals

These are my favorite part. I don’t do it every time, but I really enjoy choosing the colors. (I bought this from Amazon. Great buy!)

I used a gold over the wide plaid washout tape I got. It turned out pretty! A very simple and easy way to make your envelope fancy and pretty.



I hope y’all enjoyed that! It was something I had on my mind to share, it was fun!

Now, I attempted to take some portrait photography for my blog for a new Gravatar image and such, but I ended up having to recruit my brother. It’s really hard to get it to be focused perfectly on a tripod and ten-second timer!

This was one I took by myself. It turned out good, but I kept getting the washed-out background (upper left), so I called good ‘ole Evan.


I think he did pretty good! It was a frigid windy day, so camera shake and all was hard to avoid, BUT THE LIGHT! ♥


This one probably turnout the best out of all of them. My hair was being wiped all ’round!




These leaves were so pretty!


He attempted to catch me mid-hairflip, but alas, no good….


…AH! There we go. XD *applauds brother generously*


Oh, you know, just your every-day stride in the midst a field. (;


Is it a bird? no, a plane! It’s AUDREY KATE! The severely ungraceful land-skater! 😂



Maisy trudged through the woods to join us when we were walking back. She didn’t know she would be in a picture, though! Hehe. (She wasn’t that grateful…)


I hope you all are having a DEEElightful evening!

ak signoff

What was your favorite part about the letter? Do you use wax? What photo was your favorite? Di Evan do a good job?

33 thoughts on “Making Your Letters More Autumnal // + A Mini Photoshoot

  1. Wax stamps are so much fun to use! I’m hoping to get some new metal stamps for my wax this christmas 😀 Oh my goodness your photos are so pretty 😁 Gj Evan! (ahaha the land skater one though)

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  2. These are great ideas!!! 👍🏻🍁🍂 I love wax seals, they are so much fun. 🎉 Your new profile photo is awesome! It is so hard to self portraits, but I recently found a tiny remote and we just took some family and self portraits yesterday. SO much easier than last year. I can send you the link if you’d like! 😉 Also, I need to reply to your email ASAP!! Sorry for the delay again!

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    1. Thank you so much! They are! I love stamping them. Thank you! It really is.
      Ooh! That’s probably really helpful! Someone actually gave me a remote like that. I totally forgot about it! I’ll have to try it out next time.
      Oh, no worries! (:
      Thank you for the comment!

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  3. The photos at the end had me laughing delightedly. XD I love your beautiful autumn artwork! Your letters always coordinate so nicely. 😀 Hurrah for Hobby Lobby and autumn and adorable dogs!

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  4. I love how you make your envelopes so personal and they’re all so pretty! 🙂
    Evan did a great job on the pictures! My favorite was totally the hair flip! 😀

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  5. Those are some awesome ideas, AK!!! I’m definitely going to try them for the next letter I send. 🙂

    I’ve never thought to use a different colored envelope!

    The photos came out really good! So autumn. Tell Evan I said he did a good job! 😀

    Hobby Lobby is one of my favorite stores, too!!! My family and I have stayed in that store for like 2 hours and didn’t even get to look through everything. It’s so huge!

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    1. Thank you! Oh, I hope you will! It’s always so fun.

      Thank you! I shall tell him.
      Oh wow! That’s a long time! I bet you enjoyed it, though.
      Thank you for the lovely comment!

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  6. I will have to start calling Hobby Lobby the Hob Lob! It has a nice ring to it! XD Hobby Lobby is my greatest weakness. XD Ohh! I LOVE wax seals! I have never made one but I love how they look! 😛 Ohh! I love those pictures! The Super Kate picture. XD XD XD I am laughing so hard. XD Awesome post!!! 😀

    -Laura ❤ 🙂

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  7. Haha my mom and I call it HobLob, too! These letters and stationary turned out SO pretty! I love all of the autumnal vibes ❤ and all of the pictures from your portrait photography photoshoot turned out beautiful! Your brother did a great job 🙂

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  8. HI Audrey! 🙂 I love your name btw!!! My Grandma’s (who passed away 11 years ago) name was Audrey so I LOVE that name! 🙂 🙂
    I loved your photos! 🙂 I really laughed hard when I saw the comment under the one, “Is it a bird? no, a plane! It’s AUDREY KATE! The severely ungraceful land-skater!” Haha!!! The land skater!!! 🙂 That would be totally me too! 🙂
    Anyway, thanks again for the great posts! Have a blessed evening!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Bronwyn! That’s such a nice complement.
      Well thanks! Haha, yeah, that’s me! The very ungraceful land-skater. XD
      Thank you so much for this lovely comment! You’re so sweet.


  9. My favorite part about the letter was either the wax seals of the washi tape. I love wahsi tape, but for some reason, I have never used it on a letter before. I will have to try that! I really wanted to try wax, so I ordered some from Amazon! I can’t wait till it gets here. I think I got the pack you linked to in another blog post. I also got a little bird holding a letter stamp for the wax. I can’t pick a favorite photo! You are very pretty! Even did a great job! It was a great photo with the wind blowing! If I had taken that photo, I think it would be way shakier!

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