Letters

The Great Christmas Card Experiment of 2018 (Part 1)

assorted Christmas postcards front and back

I love to send Christmas cards! I love searching for just the right card and then I buy enough to send to friends and family and others who I think would appreciate a holiday hello. I love to get the new postage stamps, although I also enjoy using stamps from years passed as well. But…

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Lovely Cards for Mailing this Fall

greeting cards and postage stamps

I recently visited one of the Twin Cities’ Bibelot gift shops and, as always, I left with a handful of lovely greeting cards. Lucky me, I also found in my stamp stash, a partial sheet of Halloween pumpkin stamps. Who to send them to? I have three pen pals, friends who live in other states,…

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How to Write a Letter

card, stamps, coffee

Many people like the idea of letter writing, but when the time comes to put pen to paper, they get a disconnect in their brain and can’t figure out where to begin. Naturally, there are all kinds of books on letter writing and there are all kinds of letters to write. To keep things simple,…

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Thinking of You Week is September 24-30

Thinking of you week logo

Thinking of You Week launches in the U.S. this September 24-30, 2018, thanks to the Greeting Card Association (GCA). This year marks its fifth year in the United Kingdom where it was originally launched by the United Kingdom’s Greeting Card Association.  “The GCA’s Thinking of You Week seeks to create a broad awareness for the…

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Letter Enclosed Stamp

letter enclosed written on rubber stamp

I enjoy decorating my envelopes when I send a letter and I think most people like to receive envelopes that have been decorated – I know I do! Recently I’ve been using this lovely “Letter Enclosed” stamp that I purchased at the Well-Appointed Desk shop (online). You can see how the stamped image appears in…

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One Million Lovely Letters

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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April is National Letter Writing Month

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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InCoWriMo Recap for 2018

The InCoWriMo 2018 challenge ended on Feb 28 and I would say it was a success for me. Did I write a letter every day? No. But there were plenty of days where I wrote multiple letters, note cards or postcards. Overall, I mailed over 40 pieces of mail in February. Here are three postcards…

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InCoWriMo Update

I received my first letter from the InCoWriMo website where I had entered my name and address in their international Address Book.  Isn’t that some lovely writing and mail art? I just love a decorated envelope (and, really, any mail that’s personal is appreciated!). Interestingly, the author chose to select someone who has the same…

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Types of Mail to Send for InCoWriMo

In my last post I listed suggestions of who to send mail to for the 2018 InCoWriMo challenge. In this post I will list types of mail you can send if you need some more inspiration. 1. Postcard of your city or state 2. Postcard of a place you’ve been 3. Sympathy Card – If…

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