Mail

Mailbox Notecards

I was recently visiting The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis when I came across this set of Mailbox Notecards published by Chronicle Books. The package was wrapped, so I couldn’t see the cards, however, there was a picture of the cards on the back (see below). I had already made my purchase and was on…

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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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New Stamps for 2019

pictures of three new stamps coming out in 2019 dinosaur, muppets and halloween

Am I the only one who loves new stamps? No matter how many I have on hand, when the new ones come out, I find myself ordering more. I had a penpal recently mention that she loves the John Lennon stamps but she can’t bring herself to purchase any more because she has enough stamps…

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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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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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