Archive for January 2019

The Big Letter Write is February 4

stamped envelope

There are organizations that coordinate the sending of mail to people who would like to receive mail. This one-way communication mostly is geared towards the sick and the elderly. One place I’ve donated letters to is From Me to You in the United Kingdom. They deliver their mail to people in the hospital who are…

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The Letter Writing Social

It is one of my goals for 2019 to attend a Letter Writing Social. I’ve decided that if I can’t find one near me or travel to one in a different city, then I will host my own somewhere in Minneapolis or St Paul, Minnesota. What is a Letter Writing Social? I can only offer…

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Preparing for InCoWriMo 2019

Letters & Postcards tied with string

Get out your best stationery and favorite pens! It’s almost time  for the annual International Correspondence Writing Month (InCoWriMo) this February! The official site provides names and addresses of hundreds of participants, possibly 1,500,which is their estimate of the number of participants. Or you can create your own list of people to contact such as…

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The Morning Journal

lamp, candle, pen, paper

I am returning to the habit of writing first thing upon waking. In 2017 I discovered Proprioceptive Writing (PW), where you sit with a lit candle, a pen and blank sheet of paper (no lines or drawings), and some Baroque music playing softly in the background. This setting helps create a ritual while relaxing your…

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My Commonplace Book

spiral bound journal

For years I’ve kept a Commonplace Book, although I didn’t always call it that. A Commonplace Book is a collection of whatever you want to collect- notes, quotes, diary entries, scrapbook pages, ephemera, photos, snippets of stranger’s conversations – You get the idea. I began this book in March 2004 and I called it a…

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First Class Stamp Prices Will Go to .55 Cents on January 27

Love postage stamp

On January 27, 2019 the price of a first class stamp will go from .50 cents to .55 cents. Additional ounces for first class stamps will drop from .21 cents down to .15 cents. The new price for a 2 oz. first class letter will be .70 cents instead of the current rate of.71 cents.…

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Postage Stamps Coming in 2019

Walt Whitman

Here’s a sneak peek at the US postage stamps coming out this year. Some of the subjects include frogs, county fairs, winter berries, Woodstock, coral reefs, and my favorite, Walt Whitman. I can hardly wait for this one! Granted, it’s for 3 oz mailings, so I will have to up my game for oversized envelopes…

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