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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Latest Activity: Dec 16, 2023

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Add/Pass BOOKS are becoming popular 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

Started by Bonniediva. Last reply by Kayenderes Apr 27, 2019.

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Comment by Kayenderes on March 10, 2023 at 3:50pm

i love both and send me a few.   thank you so.   Light weight is excellant and small size like 2" or 3" square.   Love the mini ones.  

Comment by Bonniediva on March 10, 2023 at 3:22pm

I'm happy to work on decos. Join me! Please try to use lightweight materials so we can include International friends.

Comment by Stephanie Lentz Morrison on March 4, 2023 at 9:00pm

can i send a deco or can someone send me a deco please contact me!

Comment by Rome Smith on October 25, 2022 at 3:48pm

I have a deco to move.

Comment by Rome Smith on January 30, 2022 at 1:02am

I have completed my page in Sil's Deco Mail Art booklet. It's ready to be passed on. 

Comment by RUTH GILES on June 19, 2021 at 9:41am

I sent a Deco out into the world a few weeks ago... I wonder where it is now?

Comment by dustincecil on June 6, 2021 at 2:04pm

i'd love to have a whack at some deco books..  plzz add me to your list..

Comment by RUTH GILES on May 14, 2021 at 6:14am

Thanks, Fleur. I haven't received a deco for about a year. I think perhaps postal prices are discouraging transatlantic book exchanges nowadays.

Comment by Fleur Helsingor on April 21, 2021 at 6:25pm

The main difference is that a Deco book has a theme that the originator sets. For example, I recently worked on a Deco that had a Frida Kahlo theme.

Comment by RUTH GILES on April 20, 2021 at 7:42am

I recently sent a few add & pass books out into the world, but I don't know where they are currently.  Could someone explain to me, the difference between a Deco and an Add & Pass book?  Thanks.


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