My New Writing Desk

In my garage sale and flea market travels, I sometimes come across an item that fits just right in my stationery filled world. Such a one is this writing desk that I bought for $15. I wasted no time filling those cubbyholes with recently received letters, set out my ink bottles and a glass pen…

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Urgent 2nd Class

I’m in a mail art kind of mood these days after being inspired by all of the comments on the post over at Good Mail Day. I wrote one article after receiving my first piece of mail and now I have received four more original and very cool pieces of mail art (photos to come…

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Stormy Letters

Earlier this week we had an eerily lit yellow sky that turned pink and then black. No rain came but there was a lot of humidity and also tornado touchdowns in northern Minnesota. What better way to spend the night than catching up on personal letters? Exactly! Besides writing letters I also found some new…

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It’s in the Mail

Part of the charm of letters, postcards and packages is the surprise that is waiting for you in your mailbox. What will come today? Maybe nothing comes for weeks, but then, one day, you find a hand addressed envelope with a Mickey Mouse stamp. That is a good mail day. A lot of of you…

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The Power of a Letter

I enjoy writing letters. It’s my favorite way to communicate. One thing I’ve made a special effort to do with letters is send support to someone I hear or read about to whom I want to send thanks or offer support. In early May I read a Time magazine article about Ron Rubin, CEO of…

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Preparing for the National Stationery Show

The National Stationery Show (NSS) starts this Sunday! I’m so excited to be going again this year. My main objectives are to find story ideas and new products to share, find potential advertisers as well as stationery stores who would like to carry the magazine, and meet others in the industry and share their enthusiasm…

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National Card and Letter Writing Month (April)

April is National Card and Letter Writing Month! Let the fun begin! Well, actually, I’ve already begun when I picked up this new stationery last Saturday at a local stationery store called Paper Patisserie. The store is located in a lovely St. Paul neighborhood that also houses Garrison Keillor’s Common Good Books and Nina’s Coffee…

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“As Time Goes By”

I have recently begun watching this British sitcom starring Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer. As Time Goes By is about these two characters who met and fell in love in the 1950s. They’re separated after he is sent to fight in Korea and the letter he wrote to her never arrived. They meet again 38…

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The Love Letter Squad

I found the Love Letter Squad while searching twitter to find any recent tweets on #letter and came across this fantastic site. These two ladies in San Francisco have a weekly radio show where listeners can call in and get help writing a love letter. As they explain on their website, the love letters can…

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Old Address Books Tell a Story

Old address books like old calendars can tell a story. Not everyone writes in theirs or saves the old ones, but those who do have a piece of their history preserved. The one in this photo was started in 1990 by my parents who lived in a small rural town in North Dakota. Now, 20…

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