Archive for August 2009

Box of 10 Thank You Cards = 11 Happy People

What if, out of the blue, someone sent you a thank you card for an event long past? Or maybe they sent you a thank you for a recent kindness. Possibly they sent one to thank you for sharing a memory of a recently deceased loved one. Who could you think to send a thank…

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Quotes

Every one of us is called upon, probably many times, to start a new life. A frightening diagnosis, a marriage, a move, loss of a job or a limb or a loved one, a graduation, bringing a new baby home: it’s impossible to think at first how this will all be possible. Eventually, what moves…

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Pen and Ink Swap

I happened to comment on the Asda fountain pen that Sam reviewed in his blog at Future: Nostalgic that I wish we had that particular pen in the US. Lo and behold, we had worked out a trade and look at all of the goodies I got from the UK! It’s hard to pick a…

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Letters & Journals Magazine Update

Here is the first look at the design for Letters & Journals, a quarterly print magazine celebrating the art and history of letter writing and journal keeping. We are still working out the details of the tagline that currently says Mail Art, Journals, Blogs, Handwritten Letters, Postcards, Notebooks and Diaries. We are deciding on which…

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Exotic Postmarks

I love the name of this department, Exotic Postmarks! What does that bring to mind for you? Besides stamps, as shown in this sample article, I think of postcards, penpals, old letters found at an estate sale, vacations, Agatha Christie. Or, how about a Vintage Paper Fair held three times a year in different CA…

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Department Pages for Letters & Journals

Here is the first look at a sample of one of the department pages of the magazine Letters & Journals. I was so excited to see this when Kathy at DaisyMaeDesign sent it to me this week. There will be 3-4 departments for articles on journals and 3-4 departments for articles on letter writing. This…

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Who Do You Write To?

The first question people ask when I tell them I’m starting a magazine on letter writing and journaling, is ” Does anyone write letters any more?” And when I assure them we do, their follow question is “Who do you write to?” The most common answers are friends, relatives and pen pals. Even with email…

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Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper

Nifty at Notebook Stories has created a nice collection of various blogs and articles all about pens, pencils, and notebooks which is called the Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Notebook. Here is the description of the carnival The Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper is a traveling monthly collection of the best blog posts about…

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