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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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Porcelain Mailbox

porcelain mailbox

This lovely mailbox was created by Kelvin Chen who is known for his collection of enameled porcelains. I found this in a gift shop in San Francisco when I was there this past March for my first ever PlannerCon which I wrote about here. Don’t you love the morning glory vines painted all over? Plus…

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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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Roatan Post Office

In February of this year we went to Roatan, Honduras for a winter getaway. I had never heard of the island of Roatan before discussing this vacation with our friends. “Who goes to the Honduras for vacation?” I recall asking. They explained that Roatan is an island off the coast of Honduras that is renowned…

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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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More from InCoWriMo

The letter writing goodness keeps spreading as I received this gem in this week’s mail as part of International Correspondence Writers’ Month (InCoWriMo). I’m inspired by the envelope and in love with the handmade paper she used as stationery. You too? Who can blame you? I plan to unplug for the majority of the upcoming…

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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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