Penpals and Writing Letters by the Number

Penpal, Penpals, Writing Letters

If you are lucky enough to find yourself in a Long Term Penpal Relationship with someone, then you already know how quickly the outgoing and incoming letters can accumulate. After many years of sending out letters into the world, I realized I wanted a tracking system. A personal record of my activities that I could […]

Patron Notes: The Penpal Way…

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A Great Penpal will… Welcome your Thoughts Cherish your Words Accept your Truths Protect your Secrets Safeguard your Memories and in return… You will do the Same For Them

Writing Letters: Be Your Child’s Memory Keeper

Memory Keepers, Letter to Our Children, Saving Memories

A long time ago I realized that daily moments with my daughters… the little things like mini-milestones or special moments that brought joy to my day, were getting ‘lost’ in the day to day of life. The fact of the matter was this: Great moments turn into memories and if you don’t take the time to […]

What to write in a Christmas Thank You

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Christmas Thank You Cards are a perfect way to follow up with someone after Christmas for many reasons. You received a gift from someone Someone did something nice for you or your family You want to show appreciation to someone for any reason you feel good about Someone baked you holiday cookies…or even gave you […]

Writing a Christmas Letter for your Christmas Cards

Writing A Christmas Letter

Christmas Cards are typically a brief greeting that one sends out to family and friends and I recently wrote about simple messages that can go into a Christmas card here. Writing a yearly Christmas letter that goes along with your Christmas cards can be a fantastic enhancement to your efforts. A Christmas Letter is something that you […]

Christmas Cards, What to Write Inside…

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It happens every year. I sit down with 3 or 4 boxes of newly purchased Christmas cards. A long (long) list of addresses and it’s time to write 60+ Christmas greetings to family and friends and I ponder… …what to write inside a Christmas Card this year… As much as I would love to say […]

The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

A Letter by Vincent

As much as I enjoy writing letters and sending them outbound on the back of the slow snail, I equally enjoy reading letters, collecting letters and studying the art of other peoples written expression. Vincent Van Gogh and his collection of letters is right up my alley. In a voyeuristic tone, we can all enjoy […]

Letters Sealed With a Stamp

Writing Penpals, Penpals, Hand Written Letters, Stamps for Letters

 Philately: The collection and study of postage stamps and other postal materials. Of all the things I could fall under, I don’t believe philately is one of them, however, I do love stamps. I patiently wait for the United States Post Office to release stamps that will compliment the outside of my envelopes in color, […]

Writing a Thank You Card: Any Type Will Do

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Meandering around the Google landscape seeking those and that, which circle around writing, letters, stationery and journals, I’ve noticed a general ‘question’ out there. It goes a bit like this, “how to write a thank you note” or “should I write a thank you note” or even…”can I just email a thank you?” ….so today […]

Stationery With Style: Unexpected Letters

Stationery, Penpals, Writing Letters to Others

As I’ve mentioned before, Etsy is a wonderful place to discover handmade and unique items. I like knowing I’m purchasing something that can’t be found in every department store or is run of the mill. What I also love about Etsy is the chance to run across something that isn’t necessary meant for one thing, but […]