Archive for April 2010

Fun Mail Sites

Here are some fun sites and blogs I’ve visited recently on Mail and Letter Writing. Enjoy! This blogger has set up a stand for her Letter Writing Service. What a concept. Cute Photos! Carolee and Jennie at Good Mail Day and Red Letter Day. I love their book and their blogs! If you like decorated…

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Making Plans to Attend the National Stationery Show

The 64th National Stationery Show takes place in New York May 16-19, 2010. The annual trade show will have over 9,000 exhibitors and 12,000 industry related visitors- including me! Letters & Journals is looking for story ideas, new products to feature as well as finding potential advertisers for the magazine. There will be vendors from…

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Name the Newsletter and Get a $50 Amazon Gift Card

Letters & Journals will have a weekly newsletter and I’d like it to have its own name. I will pay the person who submits the chosen name a $50 Amazon gift card OR a $50 Jet Pens gift card.  You decide. Here are a few ideas that are close, but not quite right. Notebook News…

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Faerie Magazine

I was fortunate recently to meet Kim, the founder and owner of Faerie Magazine, via email. She has been extremely generous with her time helping to address some of my questions and concerns as I continue to enter realms of editing and publishing.  I have been using this magazine as a guide because it has…

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The Purple Journal

While at the Paper Patisserie stationery store earlier this month I bought this lovely handmade journal. It was made Kristen’s Creations and I plan to interview Kristen for more information on her handmade journals. The inside pages have the slightly speckled paper with the softest finish. It’s one of those notebooks you want to save…

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National Card and Letter Writing Month (April)

April is National Card and Letter Writing Month! Let the fun begin! Well, actually, I’ve already begun when I picked up this new stationery last Saturday at a local stationery store called Paper Patisserie. The store is located in a lovely St. Paul neighborhood that also houses Garrison Keillor’s Common Good Books and Nina’s Coffee…

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I Love this New Ink (J. Herbin Orange Indien)

Imagine my delight when I found the package containing this J. Herbin Orange Indien ink from Karen at Exaclair!  I only have a few bottles of ink (2 Levenger and 1 Private Reserve) so I don’t have a lot to compare it to, but I must say that I was impressed. I have been wanting…

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My New Notebook

Lucky Me! Last week I received this ecosystem notebook in a contest from Racket magazine on twitter. We got to choose our own color if we won. This orange is called clementine, although kiwi (lime green) was a close second. I had to say what I would use it for and at the time I…

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Letters & Journals Magazine

Letters & Journals magazine will be a quarterly print magazine containing features and departments related to the art and appreciation of letter writing and journal keeping. The magazine will be perfect bound (meaning it has a spine) and have slightly heavier stock paper than the normal monthly magazines. All of the ads in the magazine…

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Letters & Journals Website

The Letters & Journals website is scheduled to launch this May. I hope to have a preview of it in a few weeks. The plan is to use the website to build interest in the print magazine by offering new and interesting articles, links to pertinent stories on the web, lists of stationery stores by…

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