Time to Write a Letter

illustration of girl running with letter to mailbox

I love mail! Getting mail. Sending mail. Buying stamps. Perusing stationery sets and new note card sets. Writing letters and postcards. Reading and saving letters and postcards. It’s a wonderful hobby! One of the many positive factors for being a letter writer is that you can do it as much or as little as you’d…

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Letter Writing Ebbs and Flows

I have been a letter writer for over 50 years and I’ve seen the ebbing and flowing of this hobby throughout my life. Changes in life sometimes opens up the path to letter writing, while at other times they close it down. Moving, starting a new job, going back to school, starting a family, heartbreak…

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Pen Pal Kits on Etsy

Etsy is a wonderland of stationery and ephemera goodness including fun and unique postcards, papers, posters, postcards, envelopes and so much more! I recently connected with Lea Cadisch, owner of Postcards & Stories Etsy shop (Switzerland). She has a wonderful assortment of stationery and pen pal goodies that she ships for free. Lea was kind…

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InCoWriMo 2021 Recap

desk covered with mailed envelopes

In 2021 I received 21 letters from InCoWriMo writers. I started receiving them in January and they continued into early March. In some past years, I have not received a single letter, so this is quite impressive! Although in most years, I have received a couple. I attribute receiving more this year because of our…

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InCoWriMo February 2021

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Are you ready for InCoWriMo 2021? Every February people from around the world send mail to each other via this website. There are usually hundreds of participants leaving their name and address in the comment field hoping to connect with others through a one-time correspondence or, in some cases, regular correspondence. If you’re new to…

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A Lovely Letter in My Mailbox

mailed envelope with calligraphy and christmas stamp

I received this unexpected delight in my mailbox recently. It was sent by Stefan from England. I just love the colors, the calligraphy, and the beautiful design. I took a calligraphy class years ago. I think we met for an hour once a week for four to six weeks with lots of practice in between.…

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Your Favorite Writing Place

b&w illustration of simple chair and desk

Part of the charm, for me, of writing letters, is having a favorite writing area where I can get comfy, settle in, and write (or type) postcards and missives to friends, family, and online partners (this includes Postcrossing, SendSomething, and Swap-bot). I am always fascinated to see other people’s writing areas and thought it would…

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Letter Writing to the Rescue

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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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World Postcard Day is October 1

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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The Grandson Letter Box

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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