Letters

Thinking of You Week is September 24-30

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

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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Letters from the Past

Letters & Postcards

As my aunt cleaned out my Grandmother’s recently vacated house, she came across stacks of old letters and postcards from various family members. Grandma saved everything so it was no surprise to find these treasures of epistolary history in her home.

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One Million Lovely Letters

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

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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Ideas for InCoWriMo this February

Are you making plans to participate in this year’s International Correspondence Writing Month, more commonly known as InCoWriMo? If you visit the official website, you’ll find a list of hundreds of names and addresses from all over the world, as well as ideas on how to make the most of InCoWriMo. If you’re on Twitter,…

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Postage Increase on January 21, 2018

The cost to mail a 1 oz letter increases from .49 to .50 on Sunday, January 21, 2018. The postcard rate will increase from .34 to .35. There’s something soothing/correct to have the stamps at rounded numbers and not at odd/unusual numbers like it seems they have been for a long time. I have always…

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