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April is National Letter Writing Month. How are you honoring this tradition? My guess is that for those who write letters, it won’t matter what month it is (although it’s always nice to having something you enjoy be honored or nationally recognized). And for those who don’t write letters, it also doesn’t matter what month…

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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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Are you making plans to participate in this year’s International Correspondence Writing Month, more commonly known as InCoWriMo? If you visit the official website, you’ll find a list of hundreds of names and addresses from all over the world, as well as ideas on how to make the most of InCoWriMo. If you’re on Twitter,…

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The Sept/Oct newsletter had a mailbox contest where the entrants were asked to send in a piece of mail with a number selected that was between 1-100. The winner wins this handcrafted pencil box filled with a collection of pens from Nvizio. And the winner is….. (drum roll) Jennifer from CA! This package will be…

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Imagine my delight to find this wonderful black & white illustration in my mailbox last week! Signed by the illustrator (and blogger) Miss Misty Davis from Confessions of a Pen Thief, this piece of art measures 8.5 x 11. Here you can read her post where she blogged about her talented mailbox sketch! How lucky…

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Every once in awhile a letter arrives completely out of the blue from someone I’ve never met before. I love when this happens! Today I received a letter from Alison which made my day. As if the decorated envelope wasn’t enough, the letter was typed and quite engaging as she talked about things that interest…

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We have a winner for the May e-newsletter giveaway! Congratulations, Heather M. from Canada! This giveaway was announced in the monthly e-newsletter for May. Odds of winning were1 in 86. Below are some photos of the assorted stamps and ephemera that were prepared especially for this giveaway. I had fun putting all of the items…

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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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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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People say that email has killed letter writing, but the fact is that people still write letters. Not everybody writes letters, but they didn’t before either. When television came into our homes they said it would the end of radio, but it wasn’t. To survive each medium must find a new way to invent itself.…

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