Letters & Journals: The Magazine

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After years of dreaming and planning, the premiere issue of Letters & Journals magazine is here! It went through more than a few revisions these past few years, and, while I envisioned a print magazine, that just wasn’t feasible at this time (hopefully, the future will see the print edition of Letters & Journals). Currently,…

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Letter Writing to the Rescue

illustration of letter writing

Even for an introvert, too much time stuck at home can be a problem. What to do with all of this time? For me, the answer is to write more letters, to write about writing letters, to organize said letters, and to find new uses for old letters. No matter how you say it, it’s…

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15 Years at Postcrossing

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I received an email from Postcrossing.com celebrating my 15th anniversary with the postcard mailing website. How time does fly! To date I’ve sent 373 cards. I’ve saved most of my received cards in a large photo box and have them sorted between US and World. My favorites I put on a large bulletin board or…

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World Postcard Day is October 1

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Are you prepared to send postcards on the first ever World Postcard Day this October 1? In anticipation of this event, I ordered these postcards featured at the Christopher Arndt Postcard Company. I plan to begin mailing some in September through October 1, but truthfully, I am always sending postcards as they are such a…

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The Grandson Letter Box

box contains postcards, letters, envelopes

Our two grandsons are six years old and both live nearby with their families. Like most kids, they enjoy receiving mail, so I thought it would be fun to send them mail regularly. I decided to take it a step further and in the mail I send them, write about recent events going on in…

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The Envelope Project #1

front of an envelope with address, stampand postmark

I have so many saved envelopes of mail I’ve received and have been wondering the best way to utilize them. Many of them have a fun and creative design while some are more basic and functional rather than creative. That’s OK. They will all have a new purpose somehow, some way. Sometimes I cut out…

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Can the Post Office Be Saved?

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Times are tough for everyone during a pandemic and the United States Postal Service (USPS) is not exempt. Suffering from a myriad of issues (staff shortage, sick workers, tight schedules, lack of income to pay bills, etc.), the monolithic institution has been in the news a lot recently. Most of the articles ask the same…

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Letter Writing 101

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Finding things to do while staying home can be a challenge. But if you’re looking for something to do while reaching out and helping someone else feel less alone, then writing a letter is your absolute best bet! No fancy tools or exotic supplies needed, although if you have them, now is the time to…

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InCoWriMo 2020 Update

Valentine's writing supplies, postagestamps, pen

This is how I spent Sunday February 8. Even though I would send Valentine cards anyway, I am still counting this towards writing a letter (card or postcard) every day with International Correspondence Writing Month (InCoWriMo). Valentine Cards Stickers A nice pen Postage Stamps Vintage postage

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InCoWriMo 2020

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February is International Correspondence Writing Month. The challenge is to embrace letter writing by writing and sending a card, letter, or postcard every day for the month of February. You can create a list of people to send to or follow the recommendations of someone else’s challenge, such as the one featured on the Goulet…

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