bugs bunny postage stamps

The new Bugs Bunny forever stamp will be released on July 27, 2020. There are 10 colorful, creative stamps included in this set of 20 stamps (two of each). Currently the USPS is releasing a photo a day of each image until the stamps go on sale on July 27. First Day of Issue Ceremony…

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box contains postcards, letters, envelopes

Our two grandsons are six years old and both live nearby with their families. Like most kids, they enjoy receiving mail, so I thought it would be fun to send them mail regularly. I decided to take it a step further and in the mail I send them, write about recent events going on in…

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front of an envelope with address, stampand postmark

I have so many saved envelopes of mail I’ve received and have been wondering the best way to utilize them. Many of them have a fun and creative design while some are more basic and functional rather than creative. That’s OK. They will all have a new purpose somehow, some way. Sometimes I cut out…

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man woman typewriter

Some people have no problem keeping busy. Others are desperate for some new things to do. Most people fall in between the two extremes. With people spending more time at home, finding ways to spend that time can be a challenge. Here are some of my ideas: Write poems, stories, a book, wishes, dreams, letters,…

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Worldwide unrest is causing fear and angst in many of us. In these unprecedented times, we are all affected and we are all concerned. We may feel lost, helpless, hopeless, afraid. The stress and uncertainty affects all areas of our lives- health, finances, relationships, spirituality, education, creative expression, disruption to routines, disruption to services, disruption…

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We are almost halfway through 2020 and, like most of you, I have some thoughts about the current planner I’m using to manage my day to day activities. At the end of 2019 I wrote this blog post about the planners I had selected to use for 2020. For my regular daily planner, I went…

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red journal with gray pencil next to it

I began keeping a Pandemic Journal on March 13 after seeing a recommendation on Twitter.  I selected a red Leuchterm1917 journal that I had on hand. I love the smooth pages, the heftiness, dual page markers, pocket folder in back, the rounded corners, and the dotted lines. This journal measures 5.75 x 8.25 inches. Things…

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photo of US postal service trucks front ends

Times are tough for everyone during a pandemic and the United States Postal Service (USPS) is not exempt. Suffering from a myriad of issues (staff shortage, sick workers, tight schedules, lack of income to pay bills, etc.), the monolithic institution has been in the news a lot recently. Most of the articles ask the same…

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color illustration of houses and town

We all want to make a difference in this world. During a pandemic our options and resources are limited, and that’s why it’s more important than ever to do what we can to help others along the way. This does not have to equate to money, although it can. Money. Time. Talent. Resources. These are…

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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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