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 Consider used envelopes, outdated flyers, free ad cards, magazine and calendar pages.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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Hello, 2020! What a joy and a privilege to welcome a New Year! It’s easy to dismiss, bemoan, and complain of another year passing, but there is nothing we can do and so many never get the opportunity to welcome a new year. It is better to take the attitude to embrace it to the…

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book cover

5 out of 5 The Line Tender is a middle grade novel about Lucy Everhart, 12, whose mother, a shark expert, had died five years previously.  Water and sharks play a mercurial role in the story as Lucy comes to term with another devastating loss. What drew me to this book? The cover with its…

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There is always someone who could benefit from a letter. Thankfully there are many of us in the world who enjoy writing and sending them. Sometimes we have plenty of people to write to and at other times there doesn’t seem to be enough. That’s where websites and organizations like The World Needs More Love…

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