pen, ink, letter on wooden desk with mail slots

According to the founder, this is the last year they are hosting InCoWriMo, otherwise known as International Correspondence Writing Month which is February. Basically the challenge is to embrace letter writing by writing and sending a card, letter, or postcard every day for the month of February. You can create a list of people to…

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Last week I wrote about my annual search for the newest postcard from the Minnesota State Fair. What I didn’t think to include was the 2019 release of the State & County Fair Stamps from the USPS this July. There are four images included on this sheet of 20 first class postage stamps. Here’s some…

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tabledisplay showing assortment of handmade leather planners decorated with images

PlannerCon was amazing! I met so many fabulous people and wish I had taken more pictures. I fell in love with these journals made by October Lurty, owner of Television Train Wreck on Etsy. As I write this, I don’t see much selection in her Etsy store, but she did say she does a lot…

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Chewy Tulip donated a set of 5 Evergreen postcards to the recent giveaway, but somebody (me) neglected to add them to the monthly giveaway. So this package of cards will have its own giveaway. I will even include five $.29 stamps. Woo-Hoo! Contest is open to all and will end at midnight on 12/23/11. Just…

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Introducing the 2011 Holiday postage stamp set, Holiday Baubles! For you traditionalists who send holiday cards, this year’s stamp set is bright and colorful. It’s probably no surprise that I love to send and receive holiday mail. The annual tradition of selecting the stationery, the stamps and the cards is something that I look forward…

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I’m pleased to announce the winner of the store database contest from the July newsletter – Melissa K from WI. I’m trying to build my database of stores so I asked for people to comment with their favorite stationery store. Melissa listed her favorite store, As You Wish located in Fon du Lac, WI. The…

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Since there was such a positive response to the first blog with Letter Links, I’ve decided to do this regularly. It keeps me on my toes looking for links to share. Enjoy!  Paper Party in Lincoln, NE at Porridge Papers Futurebird’s Notebook Collection CappuccinoandArt Journal You Want Mail? Julie at Whatever reviews her blank book…

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Sheila S from NC was the winner of the July E-newsletter Ephemera contest. Odds of winning were 1 in 82. Some of the items include: used stamps old postcards new postcards old envelopes library cards stickers copies of old photos map dictionary page   I’m amazed at how easily ephemera accumulates in my home.This contest…

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I’ve recently begun saving postmarks from letters and giving them their own page in my stamp album. There’s a certain thrill for us postal geeks when we find a perfectly preserved postal marking. This is especially useful when you come across old letters and you’re trying to determine if the date reads ‘1918’ or ‘1928’.…

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If you need a reason to write a letter, then let me remind you that April is National Card and Letter Writing Month. Many of the people who follow this blog are already letter writers and need no outside impetus to propel their actions in this regard. But for those who need to be enticed,…

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