Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Illustrated Envelopes Giveaway (and Letters to Klaus)

At the lovely gallery Illustration Cupboard, I had the chance to see an exhibit of beautiful illustrated envelopes sent to Klaus Flugge, founder and publisher of Andersen Press.  These envelopes were decorated by picture book artists that worked with Mr. Flugge, and were displayed in his office for years.  Now, 100 of these envelopes have been compiled and published in the lovely book, Letters to Klaus.  Publisher's Weekly wrote a nice piece on the story behind the book.

The gallery also had on display a series of envelopes made especially for this exhibit, all addressed to Illustration Cupboard, including one by Anita Jeram, one of my favorite illustrators.  I purchased a copy of the book, signed by David Mckee, who had been at the gallery celebrating the book launch.  And here is his envelope made especially for the exhibit.  Cool, right?

So I had the idea of making my own illustrated envelopes for a giveaway.  To enter, just leave a comment and a way for me to reach you (so you can provide me with your address.)  This giveaway is open to anyone, here in the US or overseas, and the winner gets one envelope addressed and mailed to them.  There are two envelopes, so there'll be two winners, yay!

Bunny and Bubbles

Ducks and Scarf

This giveaway is open until midnight, Saturday, August 3rd. Winners will be selected randomly from the posts and announced on Sunday, August 4th.  


  1. What a great idea, Monica. Maybe we can even SWAP envelopes :) My email is melissaguion@me.com if I win!

  2. I love your envelopes! This is such a fun giveaway! :) Email addy: anita@aghowardwrites.com

  3. Wow, what a super-cool idea!
    I think Anita Jeram may have an envelope fetish because I think I pinned a bunch of her envelope art (on Pinterest) or maybe that was Abigail Halpin? Anyway, this is an offer too good to pass up. Thank-you.
    You can reach me at BookishAmbition@gmail.com

  4. I love them!!

    kellis_amberlee at yahoo dot com

  5. Yes!!! I want to trade envelopes too! (And with you too, Melissa!)

  6. Wow, love them!


  7. Truly wonderful and artistic envelope....lovely!!

  8. wow would love one lynnpoyzer238@msn.com :) fingers crossed