Archive for May 2010

It’s in the Mail

Part of the charm of letters, postcards and packages is the surprise that is waiting for you in your mailbox. What will come today? Maybe nothing comes for weeks, but then, one day, you find a hand addressed envelope with a Mickey Mouse stamp. That is a good mail day. A lot of of you…

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The Power of a Letter

I enjoy writing letters. It’s my favorite way to communicate. One thing I’ve made a special effort to do with letters is send support to someone I hear or read about to whom I want to send thanks or offer support. In early May I read a Time magazine article about Ron Rubin, CEO of…

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Keeping a Book Journal

I’m a huge book fan. I majored in English and worked in a book store and then a book distributor for over 15 years. I love to read, to see what others are reading, to visit bookstores and to talk about books. Imagine my delight when I heard about a woman who wrote an essay…

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Day 3 at the National Stationery Show

Day 3 at the National Stationery Show. Another full day walking the show and learning about all kinds of new products and companies. Christy Eichers is the founder and owner of regreet. The regreet cards which allow you not only to reuse your greeting cards, but track them as they travel from person to person. You can…

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Day 2 at the National Stationery Show

Day 2 at the National Stationery Show was another jam packed day. I walked the second half of the show, stopping at many booths and finding out about the product they featured. I met Karen from Exaclair who many of you may know or have heard of as she is generous with sending out samples…

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Day 1 at the National Stationery Show

Today was the Day 1 of the National Stationery Show. I visited lots of booths and met some wonderful creators, vendors, sellers of all things stationery. Highlights of the day included meeting Peter Hopkins at Crane Paper. Peter was kind of enough to help me out a couple years ago by answering some questions for…

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Preparing for the National Stationery Show

The National Stationery Show (NSS) starts this Sunday! I’m so excited to be going again this year. My main objectives are to find story ideas and new products to share, find potential advertisers as well as stationery stores who would like to carry the magazine, and meet others in the industry and share their enthusiasm…

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L&J’s Newsletter named LetterNews

Letters & Journals ran a contest a few weeks ago to get some suggestions on what to name the weekly newsletter. We had a lot of wonderful and creative submissions and after a few weeks of gradually narrowing down the list, we decided to go with LetterNews. LetterNews works on many levels. First of all,…

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Letters & Journals Launches the New Website

Letters & Journals website has now launched! We’ve been working on this for months and are pleased and happy to unveil the new site this weekend. Keep in mind that things are still new and being changed, added, removed, etc. as we find out what works and what doesn’t. We’re anxious to start on this…

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Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper

“The Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper is a traveling monthly collection of the best blog posts about notebooks, pens, pencils, paper products and anything else deemed relevant by the editors.” explains Notebook Stories, the originator of the carnival. The editors are the various hosts who take turns publishing the monthly carnival. Julie (Okami) will…

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