I'll start with a warning - this sellersends goods starting from $ 5, I safely passed this condition by inattention (although it’s written everywhere) and as a result I took the 2nd set of envelopes ... although I didn’t initially plan
The envelope size declared by the seller is 17.5 * 8.7cm. which is quite true. The material from which the envelopes are made is likely cardboard.
The main conclusion is that you can take it if you are sure that you need exactly this ...
Envelope and its application
A simple paper envelope is my frequent companion in this life, further IMHO:
- going to a friend’s birthday is betterbuy (possibly having thrown off with other friends / relatives) the thing that will bring him joy for a long time: a phone, a tablet, an electronic gadget, a good set of tools, a lens for your birthday's favorite camera, laptop, etc. etc. But, in cases where it is impossible to determine that the birthday one is dreaming about iPhone 6, the money equivalent comes to the rescue in an envelope ...
- going on a trip, I usually take a small amount of cash in the form of cash, and so that he would not hang around in his pockets and mix with money for current expenses, an envelope would be useful again.
- going for a “large” purchase, for which it is planned to pay in cash - it’s also convenient to use an envelope, putting some money in advance ...
- lending or returning a more or less large amount of money, it is also convenient to bring it in an envelope, and it looks beautiful.
- giving a bribe, however, I don’t practice ... so this side of Russian life will remain outside the scope of the review.
You can’t just take and buy offlinea simple white envelope of the appropriate size - they either come complete with an unnecessary postcard, or you need to go somewhere else for them ... Therefore, as a rule, I take a few dozen to get to the place of sale of such envelopes to close this question for a year or two. And so, when the next stack of envelopes unexpectedly ended, I thought about purchasing this item online ... I didn’t find a simple white envelope from the Chinese, but in the process I came across this product and decided to take it “for trial”.
Packing and delivery
The seller is quite sociable and after we resolved the issue with him with a minimum threshold for sending, he sent the parcel within about a day. Arrived without much delay - in 2 weeks.
The packaging showed that the seller is also veryoptimistic person since envelopes arrived just wrapped in polyethylene. But strangely enough, the envelopes did not suffer at all during the shipment. Perhaps postal services treat envelopes more gently than other goods?
One order item consists of 8 envelopes withdifferent drawings. Both sets of envelopes came to me exactly the same. Perhaps there are only 8 types of envelopes, maybe there are others, but I came across 2 identical sets.
The reverse side of the envelope does not contain any patterns - only adhesive seams.
Envelopes fit the Bank of Russia ticket turnover
Outside, the surface is rough to the touch, inside the envelopes is smooth, but it seems to be covered with nothing.
A few words about pictures
Even when ordering, I got hooked on the word Scrapbooking in the name of the lot, I was not familiar with it and, using the all-knowing google, I found the following article: ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A1%D0%BA%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%BF%D0%B1%D1%83%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%B3
Scrapbook? King, Scrapbook? King (Eng. scrapbooking scrapbook: scrap - clipping, book - book, letters. “Clipping book”) - a type of needlework, consisting in the manufacture and design of family or personal photo albums.
This kind of creativity is a way.storing personal and family history in the form of photographs, newspaper clippings, drawings, records and other memorable trifles, using a peculiar way of preserving and transmitting individual stories using special visual and tactile techniques instead of the usual story  . The main idea of scrapbooking is to save photos and other memorabilia about any events for a long time for future generations.
In English-Russian dictionaries it is usually presenta broader translation of the term scrapbook? to: scrapbook  or scrapbook from prints, images, photographs , but usually this term is usually referred to specifically decorated photo albums   from separate sheets, each of which represents a complete thought expressed by a photo collage. Such albums can cover a wide variety of topics: weddings, anniversaries, having a baby, vacations at sea, and so on. In the case of envelopes, this type of creativity is embodied in rather unusual combinations of texts and images in the design, for example:
Those. envelope design is not a replica of old mail envelopes, but a kind of fiction based on old letters, newspaper clippings, etc.
Comparison with products purchased offline
For comparison, I took the olda good white envelope and taking advantage of the lack of a queue, rare for our regions, I purchased a similar domestic product at the Russian Post for 30 rubles.
Chinese-made envelope inferior inthe size of a simple white envelope, but it is slightly larger than the domestic counterpart in size. In terms of ease of use, I would arrange them in the same order.
When ordering envelopes, I was afraid of what would happen from thememanate some specific smell of Chinese manufactory - paint, plastic, chemistry, etc. But in practice, envelopes smell like ordinary cardboard, from which they are apparently made. The smell is not sharp, with my rather mediocre sense of smell, in order to feel it you need to bring the nose almost close to the envelope. The material is quite tough and holds its shape well, for its deformation it is necessary to apply a fairly significant effort. The lack of pronounced chemistry made me happy, but in relation to cardboard I could not come to a consensus. On the one hand, in the modern world, the use of natural materials is in itself a claim to some luxury. On the other, I suspect that a paper specialist would have noted that this is some kind of inexpensive kind of material and most likely a recycled product. However, it’s nice to hold these products in my hands, and everything else is my speculation.
Water procedures are contraindicated for envelopes -the material gets wet, easily deformed, the seam at the bottom of the envelope, under the influence of hot water, it is easy to peel off with little effort. The smell of cardboard is getting harsher. But the decoration does not suffer from water, even if you slightly rub the painted parts of the envelope and after drying, the envelope returns to its original state.
The main conclusion is a little less convenient inuse than the classic white envelope, but it performs its functions and is pretty well decorated. I am satisfied with the purchase as a whole, I will use it for the intended purpose, but I'm not sure that I am ready to completely refuse to use traditional envelopes for these purposes ...
As a pleasant bonus, the seller promisesdiscounts starting from the order amount of $ 25 (discount of $ 5) and then with order amounts of more than 50, 100, 150 $ I didn’t use this offer because I had the opposite goal - to buy a little and inexpensively ...
Due to the lack of its own animal, the cat was borrowed from friends.