A new letterpress shop in town – Feast Letterpress

A new Letterpress shop in town – Feast Letterpress Not even a year old, Feast Letterpress, a new letterpress shop in town is making its mark. I had the good fortune to attend the recent launch of their new studio space  in cSPACE here in Calgary. Jess and Ian combine their talents of design and   … Continue Reading –>

Mailbox style

Mailbox style I told someone today that I was really ‘nerding-out’ over mailbox style.  They looked at me like they completely agreed. Perhaps it was because I knocked at the door of a complete stranger to ask if I could take a picture of their mailbox?  More on that later. Mailboxes have style and personality   … Continue Reading –>

Old school newspaper press at Heritage Park

Old school newspaper press at Heritage Park When was the last time you read a newspaper? At the old school newspaper press in Heritage Park in Calgary you can find a copy of The Heritage Park Tribune. Grab a coffee at the Wainwright Hotel on the corner and sit back and enjoy the read. Old   … Continue Reading –>

International Kids Pen Pal Group

International Kids Pen Pal Group While the big kids set off to school next week your little’s can join* an international kids pen pal group and have some fun of their own as they learn to read and discover new cultures. Alison, the founder of Petit Mail, has just started this new pen pal group   … Continue Reading –>

What was in my mailbox this week. No.7

What was in my mailbox this week. No.7 I’ve recently ‘met’ two fellow Canadians who love letter writing as much as I do (yes, hard to believe, I know) and this installment of What was in my mailbox series features some of their mail. Get ready,  ’cause all the mail featured today takes things up   … Continue Reading –>

Letter Writing Socials in Calgary

Letter Writing Socials in Calgary I’ve been hosting Letter Writing Socials in Calgary for about two years now. It is one of the most daring things I’ve done, being an introvert, yet one of the most fun things too. Daring because you just never know if anyone will show up, so I’ve gotten quite comfortable being   … Continue Reading –>

September 1st, World Letter Writing Day

September 1st, World Letter Writing Day Let’s not let the kids have all the fun as they descend on the stores for back-to-school supplies. Let’s use that new pen and paper to participate, on September 1st, in September 1st, World Letter Writing Day. Instead of a text, try a letter You may be wondering who   … Continue Reading –>

win Fall edition of Q&A Letterbox

win Fall edition of Q&A Letterbox I often ‘hint’ that the Q&A Letterbox would make a perfect gift for me. I’m betting you might like to add it to your wish list too. Even better would be that you might win the Fall edition of the Q&A Letterbox, am I right? Stay tuned for how   … Continue Reading –>

Fun ideas of what you can send through the mail

Fun ideas of what you can send through the mail If you are in need of a fun, cheap activity for the kids at the half-way point of summer vacation (to fight off the ‘I’m bored’ syndrome) or you have the itch to get creative with your mail, these fun ideas of what you can   … Continue Reading –>

California typewriter movie being released on August 18th

California typewriter movie being released  on August 18th Mark your calendars. The documentary film California Typewriter Movie  is being released  August 18th (available on itunes in October, 2017). The documentary features prominent individuals, including Tom Hanks (sadly, I didn’t get the call), who are fiercely loyal to typewriters. There is speculation in the movie that an undercurrent   … Continue Reading –>