These darling envelopes made from a vintage copy of Ludwig Bemelmans’ classic “Madeline’s Christmas” tug at my heart strings. Wouldn’t they make for the most original touch to your Christmas letters? I recently spilled a cup of coffee all over one of my treasured Eloise books. Perhaps I shall use the few surviving pages for some envelopes of my own ;)
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She was not afraid of mice, she loved winter, snow and ice!
I love Madeline, almost as much as I love Eloise- getting a letter in an envelope made from either one would be such a treat!
Oh I love Madeline! These are adorable.
Courtney Elizabeth says
Oh, I love! I try to recycle every scrap of pretty paper (whether from old calendars, pretty cards I receive, etc.) in some form or another. This is a such a great idea.
Maggie Rose says
Aww love these! So special to send to a niece or little sister as well :)
Susan R. says
Love these, so charming!
Thanks Katie! I went straight to the etsy site and purchased these beauties. I’m so excited to get them in the mail!
Katie Armour says
Cassy – Yay! I’m so glad you bought them. Can you even imagine the look on your friends’ faces when they pull your Madeline letters out of the mailbox? Such fun!
These are amazing! I love Madeline! I can not imagine pulling one of these beauties out of the mailbox…or slipping one in!
Anna Gavrilov says
That is super cute!
Decor Arts Now says
It is so nice to see you posting again! I am sure you are too busy with Matchbook, but I miss the Neo Trad.(it is so hard to keep up with all of the things to read these days — sometimes short blog posts are just what the doctor ordered.). And I love these envelopes too–super cute. Hope all is well.
I love these!
Katie Armour says
Hi Lynn! So great to hear from you. It’s nice to post little tidbits :) Hope you and yours are well back east! xx
Megan Abigail Chandler says
I got chills thinking of this classic! Glad to see some more activity over here at the Neo Traditionalist!
haley@PairsandPours (@PairsandPours) says
ah I love Madeline! fun post
I love making my own envelopes, and these are too cute!
amy b.s. says
how cute are these!
hi katie! welcome back! you’ve been missed terribly! these envelope are an adorable idea!hope aqll is well!!xxxx
so cute, we missed your posts Katie :)
Ah, how Madeline and Eloise bring back memories. I think I’m going to have to stop at the used book store on my block this weekend and see if they have any nostalgic bargains that are worthy of envelopes.
For a little more Eloise reminiscing: http://www.cotewrites.com/blog/2010/09/lilies-and-eloise-at-the-plaza/
ohh, it would awesome if matchbook did a fun diy in their next issue (;
glad i stopped in! i loved reading this story to my daughter when she was little! adorable idea!
Sarah O'Brien says
I am in love. I absolutely adore Madeline!
What a wonderful find! This would be such a great project for vinatge books that have substaintial cover damage but the paper inside is still alright. Thanks for the share!
Taylor @ TPE says
These bring me back to my childhood. I adore them! I think this is such a fabulous idea and I might have to try and make a few with some of the books I own.