Stationery with a little bit of cheeky

Stationery with a little bit of cheeky I am more of a minimalist when it comes to my stationery but when I need a splash of funny and a wee bit of cheeky I turn to the likes of Red Paper Boutique based here in Calgary. Gabi, a mental health nurse by day, recently bought   … Continue Reading –>

Send John Mayer a typewritten letter

Send John Mayer a typewritten letter I’m a month late in seeing an invitation from one of my favorite musical artists, John Mayer, that I just had to accept. You may remember reading about the film California Typewriter in which John Mayer shares his love of the vintage machine that he uses in writing his lyrics.   … Continue Reading –>

Kids Only Letter Writing Social

Kids Only Letter Writing Social To celebrate International Correspondence Writing Month  I’m hosting not one, not two, but three Letter Writing Socials this month! The one I’m particularly excited about is a ‘kids only’ version of my monthly Letter Writing Socials. The chance to introduce kids to letter writing makes my heart do a happy dance.   … Continue Reading –>

Send away for a Valentine’s Postmark

Send away for a Valentine’s postmark Want to make an impression this Valentine’s Day? Here is an idea that is sure to get them swooning in no time at all — send away for a Valentine’s postmark. Include an addressed envelope with postage stamp After writing a letter to your sweetie, place it in an   … Continue Reading –>

Valentine’s Book Lover Postcard Swap

Valentine’s Book Lover Postcard Swap Want to swap a postcard with a fellow book lover? This is what the #BookLoverPostcardSwap is all about.  Jessica and I have been hosting this swap for awhile now and the Valentine’s Edition is one of our most popular. This year there is even a chance to win some stationery.   … Continue Reading –>

New Year, find a New Penpal

New Year, find New Penpal Here we are, champagne bottles in the recycling, Christmas decorations stashed away for another year, eyeing up what 2018 has in store for us. Paula from Penpaling_Paula  has a terrific idea for your 2018. She has put the call out on her Instagram page for people to find a pen   … Continue Reading –>

Christmas Letter Writing Social

Christmas Letter Writing Social Dear friends, This will be my last post for 2017 and as such I want to wish each of you a Christmas full of Merry. I say this realizing that Christmas can be difficult; memories of better times, of loved ones no longer with us or anxiety about the future. I   … Continue Reading –>

Cards flooding in for MakeItMerry

Cards flooding in for MakeItMerry The cards are flooding in for MakeItMerry.  My office floor is covered, the basement has piles of cards and there are boxes full of cards in my car. One of my favorite things about MakeItMerry is reading the Christmas cards that arrive for the homeless and those in need. Something   … Continue Reading –>

Book Lover Postcard Swap- Holiday Edition

Loading… Book Lover Postcard Swap – Holiday Edition It’s back! The most popular of our Book Lover Postcard Swaps – the Holiday Edition. If you like books and snail mail as much as Jessica and I do, you won’t want to miss out on this fun postcard swap we’ve put together to celebrate reading and   … Continue Reading –>

Christmas card mailing deadlines

Christmas card mailing deadlines A conversation I overheard at the post office this week led me to put together this guide to Christmas card mailing deadlines. Hopefully it will make things a little less confusing. Please know all of these deadlines relate to the mailing of Christmas cards only not packages. For more details please   … Continue Reading –>