Graceful Envelope


Before her recent retirement, West Burlington, IA, Postmaster Cyndie Reppert sparked an interest in “The Letter Art Club.” The primary focus of the club is geared toward improving student handwriting skills, calligraphy and letter art.

The Mediapolis Savings Bank offered to purchase supplies for the club at the Morning Sun Elementary School, including marker sets, paper, envelopes, and postage. This donation allowed twelve students to attend a nine-week, one hour session every Thursday after school.

The club’s final project was to create an envelope as an entry into “The Graceful Envelope Contest,” an international contest sponsored by the Washington Calligraphers Guild and the National Association of Letter Carriers. The theme this year was “There’s no place like home.” Each student came up with his or her own idea of how to depict the provided theme on an envelope.

The efforts of Postmaster Cyndie Reppert in using her time to promote this initiative lead to the artistic creations depicted here as well as the overall success of the project.



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