Finding joy by surfing the internet and encountering interesting blog posts on endearing subjects. Handwritten Letters are Nostalgic Yet Rare by Amy Abbot at Courier Press Snail Mail Social by Annie at Curbside Treasure Stacks by Cappucino and Art Journal What Five Living People Should be on the New Postage Stamps by the New York…

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Welcome to the September Stationery Giveaway! First up this month, we have a bottle of Private Reserve donated by Richard at My Ink Pen. This plum colored ink will be a welcome addition by any fountain pen enthusiast! Amy Sue Crafts sent in two writing themed art magnets. These little gems should help place you…

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I sat down to write this blog and decided to type a little bit of it on my wonderful green Voss typewriter that I first blogged about last year. I haven’t had the typewriter out for quite awhile and it’s just been sitting quietly on a shelf in my office. I did use it to…

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The Missive Maven is the winner of the September Stationery Giveaway! Congratulations, Ilona! Hope you enjoy (or can share) all of the goodies headed your way! September’s generous sponsors were: Flying Wish Paper Crane Notecards Regreet Card Organizer Regreet Starter Kit 2 Gelly Roll Pens (Sakura) Quo Vadis Blue Journal Pennant Magazine

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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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Letters & Journals ran a contest a few weeks ago to get some suggestions on what to name the weekly newsletter. We had a lot of wonderful and creative submissions and after a few weeks of gradually narrowing down the list, we decided to go with LetterNews. LetterNews works on many levels. First of all,…

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I love a good letter! Who doesn’t? I’m lucky enough to have an awesome group of pen friends. The one who sent this letter regularly adds art work to his envelopes and stationery. Victor is 80 years old and likes to work with water color and pencil drawings. He is a colorful personality with some…

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Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! I visited the Missive Maven blog as I do regularly and see that she has a contest to give away a copy of this new hardcover book, Yours Ever, by Thomas Mallon. Just pop over and leave a comment on Missive Maven’s site to be entered to win. I got…

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I love this book! Good Mail Day arrived last week after I had read about it on the Missive Maven’s blog and decided to order it. The book is nicely written with vibrant colorful pages- all having to do with mail! The authors, Jennie Hinchcliff and Carolee Gilligan Wheeler, have two websites:Podpodpost.comGood Mail Day Inside…

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The first question people ask when I tell them I’m starting a magazine on letter writing and journaling, is ” Does anyone write letters any more?” And when I assure them we do, their follow question is “Who do you write to?” The most common answers are friends, relatives and pen pals. Even with email…

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