hands holding envelope surrounded by stamps and stationery

Finding things to do while staying home can be a challenge. But if you’re looking for something to do while reaching out and helping someone else feel less alone, then writing a letter is your absolute best bet! No fancy tools or exotic supplies needed, although if you have them, now is the time to…

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It is March 2020 and we are in the midst of a pandemic and have no idea how things will turn out. The fear and uncertainty is overwhelming. Even just managing through the constant changes and challenges can take their toll. Venues closing. Stores out of stock. New concepts being introduced: self isolation and self…

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drawin of woman, water paint

A Junk Journal is a notebook filled with scraps of paper (think labels, train tickets, concert tickets, parts of a letter or envelope, etc) mixed in with some art (drawings, doodles), some writing, maybe a list or two, cutouts from newspapers/magazines, printouts of memes and cartoons from the internet, a tag, a birthday card. Most…

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illustration of woman with human sized envelope

Sharing some letter love that I came across in my internet travels and searches. Previously, I shared these types of articles on Facebook as a way of connecting with others interested in letter writing and journal keeping. Now I will regularly post them in a blog post like this. #LifeWithoutFacebook Beatrix Potter’s Love of Letter…

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mini mailbox with tag letter

I believe there are hundreds of different ways to send a letter. Consider used envelopes, outdated flyers, free ad cards, magazine and calendar pages. You get the idea. In this missive Annie used manila shipping tags to write her letter. In addition, she used rubber stamps to write Dear Jackie and Your Friend, Annie. She…

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Valentine's writing supplies, postagestamps, pen

This is how I spent Sunday February 8. Even though I would send Valentine cards anyway, I am still counting this towards writing a letter (card or postcard) every day with International Correspondence Writing Month (InCoWriMo). Valentine Cards Stickers A nice pen Postage Stamps Vintage postage

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FB icon on computer uninstall option

Leaving Facebook was a long time coming and, to tell the truth, I didn’t think I would actually go through with it. After all, so much is intertwined in that behemoth and to begin to untangle one cord, naturally leads to many cords – family, friends, businesses, hobbies. The more I thought about it the…

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pen, ink, letter on wooden desk with mail slots

According to the founder, this is the last year they are hosting InCoWriMo, otherwise known as International Correspondence Writing Month which is February. Basically the challenge is to embrace letter writing by writing and sending a card, letter, or postcard every day for the month of February. You can create a list of people to…

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Celebrate postage stamp 2020

Here’s a sneak peak at the new first-class stamps coming out in the first half of 2020. As a reminder, effective January 26, 2020, the price to mail a postcard or 1 oz letter internationally will increase from $1.15 to $1.20. Some package mailings will see slight price increases too. All other prices for first-class…

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