illustration of letter writing

Even for an introvert, too much time stuck at home can be a problem. What to do with all of this time? For me, the answer is to write more letters, to write about writing letters, to organize said letters, and to find new uses for old letters. No matter how you say it, it’s…

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photo of large bulletin board covered in mail

I received an email from Postcrossing.com celebrating my 15th anniversary with the postcard mailing website. How time does fly! To date I’ve sent 373 cards. I’ve saved most of my received cards in a large photo box and have them sorted between US and World. My favorites I put on a large bulletin board or…

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Personalized Dayplanner

I fell in love with the Erin Condren (EC) planner in 2018 when I ordered my very first one. Because I like to switch things up, I went with Saint Belford (SB) planner in 2019, and then back to EC in 2020. In June of this year, I wrote a mid-year update and at that…

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postcard

Are you prepared to send postcards on the first ever World Postcard Day this October 1? In anticipation of this event, I ordered these postcards featured at the Christopher Arndt Postcard Company. I plan to begin mailing some in September through October 1, but truthfully, I am always sending postcards as they are such a…

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In preparation for graduate school in 2002, I took a six-week summer class on statistics. I purchased a special notebook for the class as well as a mechanical pencil bought solely for the purpose of homework (As an office supply junkie, I love any reason to purchase pens and notebooks). Once the class was over,…

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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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