65 Things To Send With Your Happy Mail

Along with lovely chatty letters, sometimes you just want to find something else to send with your happy mail, don’t you? It might be a little taste of home, a pick me up treat or a slow down and smile gift, and often it can be these extra touches that can really elevate your snail mail package. But it’s not always easy to find things to add to your mail that are easy to post, which is why today I am sharing a huge list of inspiration for you.

This list is full of mostly flat, small things that can fit inside an envelope, and a few items that should still be able to fit inside a letter box. I will preface this with the fact that you don’t ever have to send extras with your happy mail, just connecting is always going to be enough, But, if you fancy trying something different, then read on for 65 things to send with your happy mail.

65 things to send with your happy mail

1. Stickers

2. Postcards


4. Doodles

5. Papercrafts

6. Maps

7. Poems

8. Mail tags (I share more about mail tags here)

9. Recipes

10. Magazine articles

11. Photos ( your hometown, your pets, your house, your garden, you!)

12. Seeds

13. Drawings

14. Flat sweets

15. Tea bags

16. Chewing Gum

17. Pocket Letters (here’s an easy guide to how to make a pocket letter)

18. Pressed flowers

19. Planner inserts

20. Journal prompts

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21. Band aids/plasters (fun ones!)

22. Scratch cards/art

23. Coloured pens

24. Cartoon strip

25. About Me sheets

26. Flipbooks

27. Mini-books (click for a simple how to make mini-books tutorial)

28. Washi tape

29. Balloons

30. Paper clips


31. Crochet treat (a coaster, bookmark, decoration)

32. Cross stitch

33. Ribbons

34. Temporary tattoos

35. Coloured/fun pencils

36. Post-it notes

37. Labels

38. Coupons

39. Envelopes

40. Twine/string

41. Bandanas

42. Seasonally themed printables

43. Holiday/Vacation reports

44. Books (if you’ve just really enjoyed a book, why not pass it on to your pen pal?)

45. Index cards

46. Cappuccino sachets

47. Plant cuttings (if sending within same country)

48. Ticket stubs

49. Mini notebooks

50. Face masks

51. Hot chocolate sachets

52. Jewellery

53. Notepaper

54. Stencils

55. Friendship bracelets

56. Charms

57. Confetti

58. Badges/Pins

59. Magnet

60. Puzzles

61. Keychains

62. Scrapbook ephemera

63. Stamps

64. Mini collages

65. Leaflets from places you’ve visited

Mail Ideas and envelopes

So there you have it, 65 things to send with your happy mail. If you regularly send snail mail out, what else have you sent before? Or is there something that you’ve received that I have not mentioned? 

This blog is jam-packed with happy mail advice, so do take a poke around while you’re here. There’s everything you need, from what to write to your pen pal to free pen pal resources, so don’t miss out on those.

What would you add to this list? I’d love to hear more pen pal ideas!

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