New Postage Stamps for 2024

A New Year = a New Set of USPS postage stamp releases! I love finding new favorites and putting new stamps on my outgoing mail. Here’s a link to a preview of the USPS 2024 releases (no dates). There will also be turtles, autumn colors, garden delights, and more. Which one is your favorite?  …

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How To InCoWriMo in 2024

woman's hands writing a letter, illustrated, desk has coffee, letters, pens and more

It’s never too early to make your plan for International Correspondence Writing Month (InCoWriMo). While I’m not looking for additional writing pals, I do love sending and receiving mail so I participate in this annual challenge. And as a Leap Year, 2024 will have 29 days instead of 28. The challenge is to send a…

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The Ukranian Soldier and Warship Stamp

I have been wishing and hoping that this stamp would make it’s way to my collection ever since I first saw it sometime in 2022. It’s a Ukranian stamp (note the use of blue and yellow colors) supporting their service men and women in their fight to protect their homeland from Russia. Pictured here is…

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Happy Spring!

Hello Spring in watercolor with bird and pink flowers

Hello and Happy Spring! It has been a long winter in Minnesota so Spring is welcomed with open arms! We still have plenty of snow on the ground and are hoping for a safe gradual thaw and not a flash flood. I took this picture on Sunday, March 19. So much snow. But the sun…

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World Poetry Day

feather pen and scroll paper illustration

How will you celebrate World Poetry Day on March 21? Unesco started this holiday in 1999 “…with the aim of supporting linguistic diversity through poetic expression and increasing the opportunity for endangered languages to be heard.” I started writing poems at age 10 (5th grade) and continued until college (early 20s) where I majored in…

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Too Many Journals?

girl with glasses sitting at a table writing in a journal

Is there such a thing as too many journals? I currently have six that I write in on a fairly regular basis. How about you? Daily Journal – What we’re doing these days Book Journal – Tracking all the books I read and thoughts/recaps of some of them Covid-19 Journal – Started in April 2020,…

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InCoWriMo Calendar

February 2023 calendar page

This is the calendar I plan to use for my InCoWriMo 2023 mail. I decided to write the outgoing mail names in the calendar spaces and the incoming mail (InCoWriMo only) in the lined area on the left. For a successful InCoWriMo experience, it helps to plan ahead. Get your supplies. Start your list of…

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InCoWriMo 2023 is Year 10!

illustration of letter writing with an image just showing hands, pen, paper

Happy Times ahead! The month of February is InCoWriMo! What is InCoWriMo, you ask? International Correspondence Writing Month, of course. Their website says this is year 10! Happy Anniversary! This is the seventh time for me. To participate you can leave your mailing info in a comment (It will be published after being approved). Read…

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Winter Wonderland

snow on trees

We have had snow coming down for almost two days straight – big juice flakes! I feel like we’re living in a Winter Wonderland! However, the unfortunate news is that no mail was delivered on Tuesday, January 3 and it’s not looking good for today (Wednesday). I put outgoing postcards in the mailbox for pickup…

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Welcome 2023!

Happy New Year 2023 confetti and stars

Wishing you a very Happy New Year! May all your dreams come true and your grand plans come to fruition in 2023!

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