Letters

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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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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