Archive for February 2010

Letters & Journals Magazine Update

Don’t you just love the cover on this magazine? We’re working now on bringing this charm and warmth to the website as we continue to put the building blocks on that to bring the site to life this May. Thanks to all who have offered content, sent content, are seeking content or are in the…

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Farewell, Fine Friend

If you read my last post dated February 20, 2010, you saw the envelope with the watercolor illustration as done by my pen pal Victor. Sadly, I got a letter today from his friend, Sue, who told me that he passed away on February 13. Victor was 82 and had recently been diagnosed with lung…

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Pen Pal Letters

I love a good letter! Who doesn’t? I’m lucky enough to have an awesome group of pen friends. The one who sent this letter regularly adds art work to his envelopes and stationery. Victor is 80 years old and likes to work with water color and pencil drawings. He is a colorful personality with some…

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Mixed Paper Journal II

I wrote about this mixed paper journal in my Jan. 14, entry. At that time I had just received my new mixed journal from elisejoy and decided that I would use it as a diary of my life for one month: January. I took pictures of each of the pages and posted them on flickr.…

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Contest Winner is Melissa!

Congratulations, Melissa (entry/comment #1). You are the winner of the hard cover book, ‘Yours Ever’ as donated by Random House for the Valentine’s Day drawing! I will send an email asking for your mailing address. Thanks to the others who entered. Julie had two entries- one for the comment and one for the twitter. Thanks!…

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‘Yours Ever’ Contest Giveaway

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I decided to have a contest giveaway of Thomas Mallon’s engaging book, ‘Yours Ever: People and Their Letters’. I first wrote about this book when it was published in Nov. 2009. Now that I’ve finished it, I thought I would tell you a little bit about it. I am greatly…

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Letters & Journals Magazine Needs Content

Letters & Journals website is currently under construction and plans to launch early this summer. Much like the magazine that will come later, the website needs your content. I am looking to add articles in the following categories: LettersJournalsWriting Areas (Photos)City Guide to Stationery StoresNew Product Reviews Please contact me if you have an article…

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Lovely Display of Letters

Last week I attended the Winter Convention of the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) in Anaheim, CA., which is where I saw this lovely display of letters as featured in the booth of 7 Gypsies. The photo doesn’t do it justice! But if you really want to experience more of this display, you can view…

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