Halloween Stamps

classic movie monster pane of usa postage stamps

Halloween is a great time to send mail – cute cards and fun stamps! I recently received these five stamps from Errol Murphy in Texas who sells older/unused stamps at face value. He doesn’t always have certain ones on hand, but he tries to honor requests for specific stamps. These Classic Movie Monster stamps were…

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Writing Desk Fountain Pen Ink

ink bottle and box

I have fallen in love with this bottle of ink! I love everything about it – the bottle design, the color (brown), the box, but mostly, it’s the name of the ink I love – Writing Desk Fountain Pen Ink. Does that not invoke a call to writing? The ink was created by Ferris Wheel…

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Erin Condren Sale

25%off sale for Erin Condren Planners

I love my Erin Condren planners which I have been using since I first discovered them in 2016 thanks to Michele B (website designer/host extraordinaire!). I have been perusing the EC website in anticipation of this annual sale deciding which planner will work for me in 2022. It was a tough choice and I ended…

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Fun Stamps

cartoon monsters postage stamp

New stamps are regularly released at the United States Postal Service. This whimsically fun Message Monsters stamp assortment will be available on September 24, 2021. On Sunday, August 29, 2021, the cost of a first class stamp in the US will go from .55 to .58. Of course, the Forever stamps are automatically honored at…

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World Postcard Day is October 1

hand holding pen writing a postcard

October 1, 2021 is World Postcard Day. Did you know that there is an official postcard for this occasion? Visit the website for more information and to find out how you can download and print the official postcard. What’s the protocol? Writing the postcard on World Postcard Day? Writing the cards and having them ready…

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Today is National Book Lover’s Day is August 9

book lover words with an illustrated short pile of books

Monday, August 9 is National Book Lover’s Day! Next to letter writing and mail, I am all about books! I usually have 2-3 books going at a time including a fiction book (general fiction, mystery, or sci fi), a nonfiction book, sometimes a young adult or middle grade novel, and often an audio book. Here…

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Postage Rate Increase August 29

uncle sam on bicycle stamp

Some postage rates common to letter writers are increasing in just a few weeks for the second time this year. Regular first-class mail will increase from .55 to .58. Additional ounces will remain at .20 per ounce. The postcard rate for regular size postcards in the US will go from .36 to .40. I didn’t…

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Contest Winners

red fountain pen

We had two contests featured in our May 2021 edition and now we’d like to announce each of the winners! The Ferris Wheel Press contest featured a Scribe Ballpoint Pen in a color chosen by the winner. The winner is Fonda R of North Carolina who selected RED CARPET. Congratulations, Fonda! The second giveaway is…

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Time to Write a Letter

illustration of girl running with letter to mailbox

I love mail! Getting mail. Sending mail. Buying stamps. Perusing stationery sets and new note card sets. Writing letters and postcards. Reading and saving letters and postcards. It’s a wonderful hobby! One of the many positive factors for being a letter writer is that you can do it as much or as little as you’d…

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