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This little matchbox is a part of a larger art project. It's a letter for you.

At first the matchbox art project was just a little something to keep my creative juices flowing while going through big changes in life, then it evolved into an annual non-christmassy advent calendar for my blog paperiaarre.blogspot.com. While the initial idea of using whatever scraps I have at reach has mostly stayed with me, the process of making has become more and more intuitive and meaningful. I aim to make objects of beauty you can cherish and fill with your own thoughts and associations. The recipient of my matchbox completes the item by piecing their life together with the object I have created.

The project "Letters to you" is about absolute freedom with a lot of limitations. I never stray from the format. I create these matchboxes according to a schedule of some sorts (this was made particularly for December, along with 23 others). I use vintage and recycled materials. I can do whatever I want. This is what I chose to make for you.

This is a long story and I don't know how it ends. Let's find out.

size: 1.5"x2.1"x0.6" (3,8x5,3x1,6cm)

Frequently asked questions about paperiaarre

I don’t currently make any custom order books, and it’s not really something I expect to change any time in the near future. My Aspergers has the most effect on my time and stress management skills (and sadly I find all sorts of negotiation extremely stressfull, even if it’s with nice people about nice matters), and I’ve simply found it’s best for my health to work at my own pace. This way I can always guarantee the high quality of my work I hold so important. Nothing is designed or finished in a rush, so you can trust you’re always getting the best product possible.
Free gift wrapping!

Your order will always arrive gift wrapped in a nice, minimalistic manner, all ready for gifting, or for treating yourself to something special. I also include in my orders a mini bio, as well as a small info about the history of Coptic bindings if your order includes one.

If your order is a gift to someone, I'm happy to include a small note from you to the recipient at no extra cost! Just leave me a message about it during checkout, and I'll take care of it.

Letters to you - matchbox art


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: matchbox, paper, board, pebble, antique silk thread, vintage book illustration
  • Ships worldwide from Finland
  • Feedback: 433 reviews
  • Favorited by: 90 people