Giving the Gift of Happy Mail

Giving the Gift of Happy Mail

There is something so special about finding a handwritten letter or a special little package amongst all the bills and flyers as you go through your mail. There is nothing like Happy Mail to brighten your day and bring a smile to your face.

This week's Holiday Gift Guide was curated by Chrissy Lux, part of the mother-daughter team that is Sew Lux Fabric. Sew Lux is an online fabric shop that is based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Chrissy and her mother, Linda, love all things Moda, zipper pouches and small projects. Their shop specializes in curated fabric collections, and they offer a variety of unique subscription clubs. As an expert shipper of Happy Mail, Chrissy is the perfect person to guide us through giving the gift of year-long Happy Mail!

Sew Lux Pouch Club

The Sew Lux Pouch Club is the perfect place to begin! Subscribers receive a complete kit featuring new styles and fabrics to make a different pouch each month. Whether you gift the subscription to your favorite bag maker, or to yourself and then gift the pouches you make - this is great option for a gift that keeps on giving all year long!

:: PRO TIP :: Chrissy loves using Soft & Stable to add structure to her bags. This sew-in foam interfacing is easy to work with and will give your pouches a professional finish. 

ZipIt Zippers

A great companion gift to the Pouch Club is a supply of zippers. Zip It Zippers offers an incredible selection of zippers in all lengths, colors and styles. They are the Sew Lux go to source for zippers! 

Pouches are often a fun and quick make that can be easily customized and gifted. As a long time collector of pens (and well, any writing implement!), pencil pouches tend to be Chrissy's favorite. The Sew Lux Box Pencil Pouch has been in Chrissy's work bag since the day she made it and is definitely her favorite pencil pouch make. 

The Box Pencil Pouch is the perfect starting point for the gift of Happy Mail for the stationary lover in your life. Make them the pouch and then fill it with goodies throughout the year!


Chrissy says, "If you have to fill a pencil/pen pouch, a great source is JetPens! I really love their Pen Samplers - a great way to try out a variety of pen brands and styles in your favorite color. (I've also gifted these sets with a coordinating Box Pencil Pouch!) "

Speaking of pens, One Canoe Two includes a coordinated Le Pen pen with their monthly High Five Card Subscription. Chrissy says, "We love the artwork and having a stash of cards on hand to say hello or send a note of encouragement or thanks!"

The gift of Happy Mail is a great way to bring joy to the folks on your list throughout the year. A big thanks to Chrissy from Sew Lux Fabric for sharing her gift giving ideas with us! Be sure to visit Sew Lux and browse their beautiful collection of fabric and gifts.

:: GIVEAWAY ALERT :: Head over to Snuggly Monkey on Instagram anytime between 12pm on Friday, November 22 and 8pm on Sunday, November 24th to enter for a chance to win any 4 Sew Lux Pouch Kits of your choice. 

Join us next week for a new gift guide filled with ideas for your quilty friends from Lee from May Chappell! 


  • Claudia

    Thanks for your question Jayne! The pad and pencil set were given to all the Sew Lux club members earlier this year. They are getting ready to order more and you should soon be able to find them at

  • Jayne

    I love the dotted board from sew lux fabric, in the final picture. Where can I find that and the pen?

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