A Blast From the Past: Sending Feathers, Making Friends (December 2008)
I don’t remember if my first impression was visual or tactile, but I do know I shoved aside that day’s mailbox loot to concentrate on the captivating pink baronial.
Rough in texture and squishy, the outer envelope looked like a child’s drawing — markers on stock just shy of pulpy construction paper. A tidy, white label addressed to me flew the package; the back was equally colorful with a big, yellow sunflower and a leaf that seemed to drift on a breeze.
Inside I discovered the partially deflated Bubble Wrap® liner, the explanation for the envelope’s squishiness. And — aha! — as I felt the lump of something inside, I realized it’s a clever way to mail the enclosed lapel pin without a more expensive dimensional box.
A gift from the Native American Rights Fund, this feather lapel pin has special meaning. The letter opening explains: