Write More Letters collector's box

There was a scavenger hunt at the National Stationery Show (NSS) this year! Legion Paper, NSS, Paper Chronicles, Parse & Parcel, and the Rifle Paper Company sponsored this year’s stamp collection called #PutAStampOnIt. The box to hold all of the stamps was designed and created by Rifle Paper and printed by Legion Paper, who also…

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One Million Lovely Letters book

Jodi Ann Bickley began writing letters to strangers while trying to overcome challenging health issues and depression that she suffered from after having a stroke and a brain infection at age 23 in 2011. She set up a website and asked people to email her if they wanted her to write them a letter. She…

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winner is announced

Fox Chapel Publishing giveaway has two winners! Congratulations to Linda Hutchinson and Kathy Delumpa Allegri! Please send me your mailing address to my email and I will get your selected journal off to you! Thanks to everyone who left comments and mailed in entries! Stay tuned for another giveaway soon!

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stationery set

The 2018 National Stationery Show was a fabulous showcase of so much stationery goodness! Booth after booth offered eye-catching displays and products as well as having super-friendly and passionate people. This pictures were from the Sakura of America booth. My favorite is the seahorse stationery! Who doesn’t love beautiful quality lined envelopes? All in a…

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The National Stationery Show (NSS) is held every May in New York City and this year, for the first time since 2011, I will be attending. This annual trade show showcases product and trends from 750 vendors/booths to over 8,000 visitors, mostly store owners and product buyers. Years ago I visited the Rifle Paper Co…

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ice skating journal, blank book

Fox Chapel Publishing has recently sent me some journals to review and give away. You can click on any of the four titles and it will take you to the page on the Fox Chapel website that includes a video and more info about each journal. My favorite is the Hello Angel Lined Journal. Isn’t…

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I love visiting stationery stores! Looking, touching, dreaming, buying. There are four Paper Source stores in the Twin Cities. This post is about my recent visit to the Edina store. In a previous post, I wrote about my visit to the Mall of America store. You can read that here. The ladies working here were…

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card, stamps, coffee

April is National Letter Writing Month. How are you honoring this tradition? My guess is that for those who write letters, it won’t matter what month it is (although it’s always nice to having something you enjoy be honored or nationally recognized). And for those who don’t write letters, it also doesn’t matter what month…

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In February of this year we went to Roatan, Honduras for a winter getaway. I had never heard of the island of Roatan before discussing this vacation with our friends. “Who goes to the Honduras for vacation?” I recall asking. They explained that Roatan is an island off the coast of Honduras that is renowned…

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Today, Letters & Journals is celebrating nine years of blogging! Wow! I’ve been working on this magazine concept for years which is why I started the blog in the first place. It’s taking me much longer than I would have imagined to get this off the ground, but I haven’t given up. I still envision…

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