Archive for November 2011

Edward Gorey #23

The Edward Gorey postcard collection draws closer to the end with postcard #23 in the 2011 postcard book. Somewhere I must have missed a week as I only have two more after this one. R is for Raccoon Coat I’m in the process of mailing postcards to the people who kindly entered the mailbox contests…

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Mailbox Contest Winners

Announcing the mailbox contest winners from the Sept/Oct newsletter. There were four prizes given away and each recipient selected the prize package they wanted to win when they mailed their entry. There were about 5 entries for each prize selection so I sorted the mail into A, B, C and D piles and selected one…

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Letter Links Nov 25

For those of you enjoying a lazy day after Thanksgiving- sitting at your computer- might I suggest the following links? Hosting Your Own Letter Writing Social by Letter Writer’s Alliance Writing Letters…it’s not just fun…it’s good for you by 365 Letters 12 Days of Letter Writing by The World Needs More Love Letters Need a…

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Thanksgiving

For those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving, I’d like to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. It’s easy at this time of year to be reminded that it’s all about GRATITUDE. I have this gratitude book that I started on 6/2/10, but have not written in since 8/10/11 and it’s only about 1/5 completed. Not…

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Writing Personal Notes & Letters

I have been reading Writing Personal Notes & Letters by Jennifer Williams and the editors of Victoria magazine on and off for a few months now. Although much of what I’ve read so far is often in other books on letter writing, it’s still enjoyable to be drawn into the world of the letter writer.…

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Mail Contest #1

The Sept/Oct newsletter had a mailbox contest where the entrants were asked to send in a piece of mail with a number selected that was between 1-100. The winner wins this handcrafted pencil box filled with a collection of pens from Nvizio. And the winner is….. (drum roll) Jennifer from CA! This package will be…

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Misty’s Mailbox Sketch

Imagine my delight to find this wonderful black & white illustration in my mailbox last week! Signed by the illustrator (and blogger) Miss Misty Davis from Confessions of a Pen Thief, this piece of art measures 8.5 x 11. Here you can read her post where she blogged about her talented mailbox sketch! How lucky…

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Letter Links November 8

I thought some of you might enjoy these blog posts that talk about mail, post office, desks, writing space, lists, journals, collage and typewriters (among other things). Enjoy! 10 ways to get more mail by 365 Letters Travel, Snow and Some Mail Art by Cappuccino Art Journal A Clean Desk Encourages Letter Writing by Missive…

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November Stationery Giveaway

Welcome to the November Stationery Giveaway where one lucky winner will win ALL of these prizes. The Texas Pen Company kindly donated a box calligraphy set containing 2 Scheaffer Fountain Pens, 3 calligraphy nibs, 14 ink cartridges, a practice pad and calligraphy booklet with step-by-step instructions. First time contributor, Cindy at Letters from Midlife sent…

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Edward Gorey Postcards #21 and #22

I love the night sky eyes in this Edward Gorey postcard #21.  Dracula and Lucy And since I am just a bit behind, below you will see postcard #22 for the weeks of 10/31 and 11/7. The three characters here are from the collection called The Black Doll. Admittedly, this illustration is not one of…

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