15 Years at Postcrossing

photo of large bulletin board covered in mail

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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What to do at Home?

man woman typewriter

Some people have no problem keeping busy. Others are desperate for some new things to do. Most people fall in between the two extremes. With people spending more time at home, finding ways to spend that time can be a challenge. Here are some of my ideas: Write poems, stories, a book, wishes, dreams, letters,…

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Supporting Small Business

color illustration of houses and town

We all want to make a difference in this world. During a pandemic our options and resources are limited, and that’s why it’s more important than ever to do what we can to help others along the way. This does not have to equate to money, although it can. Money. Time. Talent. Resources. These are…

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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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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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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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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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Put a Stamp On It

Write More Letters collector's box

There was a scavenger hunt at the National Stationery Show (NSS) this year! Legion Paper, NSS, Paper Chronicles, Parse & Parcel, and the Rifle Paper Company sponsored this year’s stamp collection called #PutAStampOnIt. The box to hold all of the stamps was designed and created by Rifle Paper and printed by Legion Paper, who also…

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About Us

About Letters & Journals It’s all about connection. Creating a better world begins with one person reaching out to another, shining our light and encouraging others to shine their light. At Letters & Journals we create a brighter, better world by connecting with others through the written word. Hi! I’m Jackie Flaherty and I have…

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