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Write Back Soon: Adventures in Letter Writing

For an interactive, colorful, and engaging book on letter writing, consider picking up a copy of Karen Benke’s Write Back Soon! Adventures in Letter Writing (2015). Benke offers a plethora of ways to send mail including: Remember when (reliving a memory shared with a friend) A list of fun things to include with your letter…

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Bookstore Postcards

picture of the box set of 100 bookstore postcards

I hadn’t planned to get the World’s Greatest Bookstores: 100 Postcards Celebrating the Most Beloved Bookshops as I have so many postcards already. But when the set of 100 postcards went on sale for $10, how could I resist? Apparently, I couldn’t and now I am sending out more postcards than ever to justify my…

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Roald Dahl Postcard Set

I recently purchased this collection of Roald Dahl Postcards on Amazon and am having fun sending cards to people of all ages. This set of 100 Phizz-Whizzing postcards was created and published by Penguin – Random House (UK) and sells for $16.97 on Amazon. Many of the illustrations, including the one on the cover of…

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Minnesota State Fair Postcards

Postcards from the Minnesota State Fair are fun to find! I make a point of finding the featured postcard which is created from a poster used to promote the fair. Each year they commission a new print from a different artist. Here is this year’s print and a link to artist info. Like any state…

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Tea & Tattle with Naomi Bulger

envelope with flowers

A pen pal recently sent a postcard with a mention of this podcast episode featuring Naomi Bulger. I had not heard of the Tea & Tattle podcast which hails from the UK, but I sure did enjoy it. I am a fan of Ms Bulger and enjoy her work immensely. Her interview was a delight.…

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Mail Art Collection

mail art envelope

Mail art comes in all forms including themed stamps, decorative writing, stickers, Washi, illustrations, rubber stamped images, and so much more. I recently went through my box of saved letters and decided to take share some photographs of a variety of mail I’ve received over the years. This is just a sampling.   Which is…

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April is Letter Writing Month

pen, ink, letter on wooden desk with mail slots

Each month celebrates and promotes something. In April one of the somethings is Letter Writing. Unlike InCoWriMo in February where you’re encouraged to send a piece a mail each day, the more leisurely letter-writing month of April allows you to go at your own pace. Truth be told, I don’t need a celebration or holiday…

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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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