world’s smallest postal service

by Grace Bonney

ok, so this has probably already made the blog rounds, but i received a teeny tiny letter from lauren and derek at the curiosity shoppe last night and my mind is officially blown.

the ‘world’s smallest postal service‘ is a project run by lea redmond of leafcutter designs. basically, lea offers a teeny tiny transcription service via her roaming post offices (based in the san francisco bay area) and an online shop. if you’re lucky enough to see her in person, you can write a letter and have it turned into a ‘world’s smallest letter’, which is transcribed on a miniature desk in the tiniest of script, sealed with a teeny tiny wax seal (she uses a tiny birthday cake candle to melt it!) with the sender’s initials pressed into it. the kicker? it’s packaged with a tiny magnifying glass in a glassine envelope that allows the reader to read their message in miniature form.

i have been staring at my message all morning, almost too bowled over to even touch it it’s so cute. i cannot think of a cuter way to say hello to someone and i’m already dreaming up all the teeny tiny ways to use lea’s service. our wedding is one month from today, so maybe i’ll send everyone teeny tiny thank yous after the big day? click here for more information, to view lea’s post office calendar, or place an order online (click here to watch lea in action!). [thank you to lauren and derek for the idea and for the sweet (tiny) note]


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