DECOS - Do you miss them?


DECOS - Do you miss them?

Do you miss Decos? What’s a DECO? It’s a sort of mail art friendship book, but with a theme. Each book has around 6 to 10 pages inside and a THEME. You do a page according to your art style and following the theme, and you mail it to another DECO person. It’s like an ADD/PASS, in a way. When it’s full, it goes back to the person who started it.

I started doing DECOs back in 2004, but then people started making them too heavy, gluing all sorts of heavy embellishments, etc., and I couldn’t afford the postage. Then, the DECO world sort of died out. I’d like to see if any of you are interested. 

Let me know if you have questions! Hugs, Bonniediva

Bonniediva, 1726 Lind Lane, Gurnee, IL 60031 USA

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Discussion Forum

Add/Pass BOOKS are becoming popular

Started by Bonniediva. Last reply by Kayenderes Apr 27. 1 Reply

I've noticed that Add/Pass books are becoming more popular these days. Kinda like a deco. I love the freedom of being able to add anything I like.Continue

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Comment by Melanie Jayne Ashford on June 30, 2018 at 6:38pm

I need someone to send Bonnie's deco on to. :)

Comment by Bonniediva on June 27, 2018 at 12:06am

I’m sending one to everyone in the group!

Comment by Bonniediva on June 27, 2018 at 12:05am

Hey Everyone, to answer Amy’s question, I believe the name “Deco” simply comes from “decoration” but I’m not completely positive! LOL! I think they may be similar to what some call “colab books” for collaboration. Have no fear. You will see when you get it. Just decorate a page in the little book according to the theme and send it to another friend in this group. Please ask if you have questions! Hugs!

Comment by Kayenderes on June 26, 2018 at 6:49pm

Amy and what will you swap with me back when I send deco?   They are small art booklets and art mail as far as I know.  I've been swapping them for # of years now.  Also FBs  Friendships Booklets

Comment by Amy Candiotti on June 26, 2018 at 6:17pm

I've never heard of a deco, but want to try!  Where does the name "deco" come from?

Send 'em here:

Amy Candiotti

1415 E. Union #1

Seattle, WA 98122


Comment by Heide Monster on June 26, 2018 at 6:09pm

My first deco.  

Comment by Heide Monster on June 26, 2018 at 6:09pm

Comment by Manda Ballew on June 26, 2018 at 5:55pm

Got my deco yesterday in the mail!

Comment by Kayenderes on June 26, 2018 at 3:12pm

I make mini decos and who wants to receive?  They just had deco fest in NY city.  Did you know about these gatherings? 

Comment by Heide Monster on June 26, 2018 at 1:28am

Hi Bonnie

I got the deco today.  I've never done this before and wonder: after I finish a page (one side, right) who do I send it on to ?  Does it matter, or I choose someone in the group randomly?


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