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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tabledisplay showing assortment of handmade leather planners decorated with images

PlannerCon was amazing! I met so many fabulous people and wish I had taken more pictures. I fell in love with these journals made by October Lurty, owner of Television Train Wreck on Etsy. As I write this, I don’t see much selection in her Etsy store, but she did say she does a lot…

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I found a forgotten box of old journals and notebooks that have been languishing unremembered and unused in the back of my closet. Some of these journals were still new (unused) and some had writing in them. I especially like the Decomposition Notebook, ‘Deep Stretch’ with the scuba divers stretching in an assortment of positions.…

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I didn’t want you to think that I have forgotten the vision and plans for Letters & Journals! It has been a long road, but I haven’t given up. Even though my current job keeps me working more hours than my previous job, it only means I can’t blog as much as before, not that…

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Letters & Journals is giving away one of these ring-bound journals filled with blank pages (and an occasional vellum page with a light design- see photo further down the page.) Just leave a comment and I will draw the winner next Sun., March 27, 2011. These journals were purchased at a hospital gift shop earlier…

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A New Year means a new day planner. Or, in my case, four new day planners. My main planner is the annual Inner Reflections which showcases a beautiful scene for every week of the year as well as an inspirational quote. There is a picture on one page and a weekly schedule on the opposite…

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Reading this book (reviewed at the NYT) got me to thinking of some of the fragments that fill up my life.  Half-finished journals Notebooks filled with books to buy, blogs to check out, movies to see Old letters  Scrapbooks Collage Journals Used Calendars and Day Planners (I save them all) To-do lists, Goals, Plans written…

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The launch of the print version of Letters & Journals is scheduled for 2011. It’s been a long time in research and planning and the challenge in 2010 has been to build a following of potential subscribers. To date we have a list of 2,300 names of possible subscribers/buyers. Our goal is to get 5,000…

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There are two feature stories in this month’s edition of LetterNews, the e-newsletter for Letters & Journals. If you don’t get the newsletter that was sent out Monday, August 30, you can read the articles on the website. The first article, by Debra Illingworth Greene, is ‘Lost and Found: A Journal Story‘ which tells the…

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Letters & Journals magazine will be a quarterly print magazine containing features and departments related to the art and appreciation of letter writing and journal keeping. The magazine will be perfect bound (meaning it has a spine) and have slightly heavier stock paper than the normal monthly magazines. All of the ads in the magazine…

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