It is one of my goals for 2019 to attend a Letter Writing Social. I’ve decided that if I can’t find one near me or travel to one in a different city, then I will host my own somewhere in Minneapolis or St Paul, Minnesota. What is a Letter Writing Social? I can only offer…

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Letters & Postcards tied with string

Get out your best stationery and favorite pens! It’s almost time  for the annual International Correspondence Writing Month (InCoWriMo) this February! The official site provides names and addresses of hundreds of participants, possibly 1,500,which is their estimate of the number of participants. Or you can create your own list of people to contact such as…

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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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This fun little packet came in the mail earlier this week after I signed up at the Good Mail Day post ‘Call for Scribblers, Mail Artists and Pen Friends‘. I’ve been busy working on my return card and envelope to Christine from Edmond, WA, but haven’t finished it yet. I don’t have quite have 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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Don’t you just love the cover on this magazine? We’re working now on bringing this charm and warmth to the website as we continue to put the building blocks on that to bring the site to life this May. Thanks to all who have offered content, sent content, are seeking content or are in the…

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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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The friendly letter, according to this book, “…need not be written today; its composition may be deferred tomorrow or next week, or to that pleasant and indefinite future when we plan to accomplish all things worthy and worth while; it is the letter we write because it gives us pleasure to do so, or more…

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I’ve been watching the surveys come in for the letter writing and journal writing surveys that I’ve been conducting. I’m trying to gather additional information of what types of articles people want to see in the Letters & Journals magazine. I’ve gotten some great feedback and am taking copious notes for future articles and potential…

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