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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Just a quick post to tell you that I’m at the National Stationery Show (NSS) and that it is lovely, just as it is every year! I have some issues with my camera, so will need to use my iPhone for more of the blogging posts on this trip. Unfortunately, I didn’t know that today, so only…

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This week I will be attending my fifth National StationeryShow. I am just as excited this year as I have been every year I’ve gone. For the pen and paper lover, this is the trade show to attend. It’ s great to walk the show aisles and see eye candy and functional, whimsical, practical, colorful…

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Plans for the print magazine of Letters & Journals are continuing to move along; maybe not as fast as we’d like, but moving, nonetheless. The Minnesota Magazine Publishing Association (MMPA) has a 2011 Minnesota Magazine Mingle later this week. This gathering is for editors and writers and is a great opportunity to see all of…

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For a fun way to re-use some of those funny, one-of-a-kind birthday cards (or any kind of greeting card), regreet offers an innovative change from the ordinary. Who hasn’t thought of doing this? In 2009 Christy Eichers took this seed of an idea and went on to start her own company. I met Christy this…

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Day 2 at the National Stationery Show was another jam packed day. I walked the second half of the show, stopping at many booths and finding out about the product they featured. I met Karen from Exaclair who many of you may know or have heard of as she is generous with sending out samples…

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Today was the Day 1 of the National Stationery Show. I visited lots of booths and met some wonderful creators, vendors, sellers of all things stationery. Highlights of the day included meeting Peter Hopkins at Crane Paper. Peter was kind of enough to help me out a couple years ago by answering some questions for…

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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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The 64th National Stationery Show takes place in New York May 16-19, 2010. The annual trade show will have over 9,000 exhibitors and 12,000 industry related visitors- including me! Letters & Journals is looking for story ideas, new products to feature as well as finding potential advertisers for the magazine. There will be vendors from…

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The Missive Maven is one of my favorite blogs on letter writing. She sends and receives the coolest mail and she includes photos that show you her fun cool mail. And, I’ve found that if you send her something, she will most likely post about it and send something back to you! How cool is…

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