Letters

InCoWriMo Update

handmade postcard with cigar label, dictionary page, postage

February is International Correspondence Writing Month (InCoWriMo) in case you haven’t heard. Writing a letter (or a note or a postcard, really any kind of mail you send through the post will work) and I have been rocking it!  Every day I’m mailing something. Last week one of the pieces mailed was this postcard. Granted,…

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Happy Valentine’s Day

newly stamped envelopes

Lots of mail went out this week. The cards in this picture are a combination of Valentine cards, Birthday cards, some InCoWriMo cards, and a few postcards from Swap-bot. Swap-bot is a site where you can sign up for all kinds of mail swaps. This description is on their website: Swap-bot is a online service…

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Postcards for Kindergarten Class

stamped postcard with washi tape

A kindergarten teacher in Minnesota is trying to get 100 postcards from all over the US by Feb 19. She shares, “We are putting our postcards up around a United States map and marking on the map where each came from. It’s a pretty cool display! It could be so much better if we could…

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InCoWriMo Day 1

decorated envelope

Success is mine! I wrote one fan letter and one regular letter and got them sent off in today’s mail. Day 1 of InCoWriMo is off to a good start. I’ve created a list of people to write to every day this month including pen pals, relatives, friends, famous people and a few influencers. I…

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The Big Letter Write is February 4

stamped envelope

There are organizations that coordinate the sending of mail to people who would like to receive mail. This one-way communication mostly is geared towards the sick and the elderly. One place I’ve donated letters to is From Me to You in the United Kingdom. They deliver their mail to people in the hospital who are…

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The Letter Writing Social

It is one of my goals for 2019 to attend a Letter Writing Social. I’ve decided that if I can’t find one near me or travel to one in a different city, then I will host my own somewhere in Minneapolis or St Paul, Minnesota. What is a Letter Writing Social? I can only offer…

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Preparing for InCoWriMo 2019

Letters & Postcards tied with string

Get out your best stationery and favorite pens! It’s almost time  for the annual International Correspondence Writing Month (InCoWriMo) this February! The official site provides names and addresses of hundreds of participants, possibly 1,500,which is their estimate of the number of participants. Or you can create your own list of people to contact such as…

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First Class Stamp Prices Will Go to .55 Cents on January 27

Love postage stamp

On January 27, 2019 the price of a first class stamp will go from .50 cents to .55 cents. Additional ounces for first class stamps will drop from .21 cents down to .15 cents. The new price for a 2 oz. first class letter will be .70 cents instead of the current rate of.71 cents.…

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The Great Christmas Card Experiment of 2018 (Part 2)

postcards with stamps

I loved this experiment and thought the cards turned out wonderfully! Between the holiday Washi tapes, the fun Christmas stamps and some decorative holiday stickers – they all worked together to make the postcards festive and personal. (In Part I of this blog series I showed how I created the cards.) I didn’t have a…

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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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