Envelope | East Wenatchee, WA | 2015

I’ve always loved paper products, especially envelopes. Their minimalist design — one sheet folded and glued — has served us well for centuries. Envelopes have protected and transported some of the world’s most important ideas, agreements and sentiments — most importantly the hope, joy and love that links distant souls. The just-arrived letter might even carry a loved one’s imprint: Ink smudged by a fingertip, a waft of perfume or the pressed-lipstick kiss of a longing heart.