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 –>

What was in my mailbox this week. No.6

What was in my mailbox this week. No.6. What was in my mailbox this week is really more like what was in my mailbox this month, but better to show you later than never, right? If you are new here, you may be interested to see previous installments in this series I call ‘what was   … Continue Reading –>

New series of stamps showcase Canada at its best

New series of stamps showcase Canada at its best Even though the fireworks are over, I wanted to share with you this new series of stamps that showcase Canada at its best. Canada Post, Canada’s National Postal Service has released a spectacular new stamp collection to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday. Along with the maple leaf   … Continue Reading –>

Celebrating Canada 150 with 15 reasons why to write a letter

Canadiana Collection Canada Flag courtesy of Printed Matter Paper Celebrating Canada 150 with 15 reasons why to write a letter On this special holiday weekend I’ve partnered with a very cool Canadian paper company, Printed Matter Paper, based in Toronto, to share not only our mutual love and belief in all things handwritten, BUT to   … Continue Reading –>

Typewriter Wall in The Press Hotel

Typewriter Wall in The Press Hotel Yesterday, June 23rd, was International Typewriter Day. To celebrate I wanted to share with you this absolutely beautiful art installation called “SWARM” found in The Press Hotel in Portland, Maine. Located in the historic Gannett Building that once housed the Portland Press Herald newspaper, artist Erin Hutton and a   … Continue Reading –>

Stationery finds that make me swoon. No.1

Stationery finds that make me swoon. It’s true. I’m a self confessed stationery addict. And I own the title with pride. I go a little crazy when I enter a paper shop and can honestly say that time stands still as I meander every nook and cranny of the place. I thought it was time   … Continue Reading –>

You should visit Heritage Park Post Office

You should visit Heritage Park Post Office I came away thinking Postmistress Kaitlyn has the best job ever.  You should visit her at the Heritage Park Post Office in Calgary. She explains the finer points of mail delivery in the early 1900’s (think about receiving/sending mail only once every 30 days vs your instant text   … Continue Reading –>