Visit Canadian Stamp Collection

Visit Canadian Stamp Collection I have a thing for stamps. Not a collector or anything, just an appreciator. These miniature works of art elevate any piece of snail mail to something beautiful. The Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa has a permanent exhibit of over 3000 Canadian stamps that chronicle our history as a country.   … Continue Reading –>

What was in my mailbox this week. No.4.

What was in my mailbox this week. No.4. It’s all about the envelopes in this fourth edition of what was in my mailbox this week series. Nothing quite like opening the mailbox and finding envelopes that are beautiful in their own right. It was the choice of stamps on this stunner from my snail mail   … Continue Reading –>

Postcard swap with book suggestions

Postcard swap with book suggestions Countries from all over the world, including Korea, England, USA, and India were represented in the latest BookLoverPostcardSwap. Jessica, from The Paper Diary, and I are always excited to know postcards are being swapped far and wide across the globe. Because so many postcards were exchanged and great books suggested, I thought   … Continue Reading –>

Write_On letter writing campaign 2017

Write_On Campaign 2017 April seems far away but good things are worth waiting for…and preparing for. National Letter Writing Month happens in April and one of my favorite projects to encourage people to give letter writing a try is the #Write_On Campaign. Why am I telling you about it so early? Because I want you   … Continue Reading –>

Typewriters at letter writing social

Typewriters at Letter Writing Socials “What is going on here?”  This is a question I often hear when I’m lugging my typewriters into a local coffee shop. Upon hearing that I’m hosting a letter writing social, where we actually write (or type) letters, the person usually pauses in a rather long, awkward silence trying to   … Continue Reading –>

Cards and tattoos

Cards and tattoos Can I tell you a secret? I want a tattoo. There, I’ve said it. Crazy? Maybe, but these Tattly cards and tattoos have made me think on it more.  The stationery line at Tattly offers up some clever, witty, inspiring cards, with the added bonus of a temporary tattoo. Temporary Tattoos Maybe this   … Continue Reading –>

Ottawa Winterlude in cards

Ottawa Winterlude in cards Snow, winter and Canada are often words used in the same sentence. While we Canadians may grumble about the long below-zero season, we also choose to embrace it. Ottawa artist Jessica Fleury captures the annual Ottawa Winterlude in cards. This winter festival just opened yesterday and runs through February 20, 2017. Skating and beavertails   … Continue Reading –>

Book Lover Postcard Swap: Valentine’s Edition

Book Lover Postcard Swap: Valentine’s Edition Started in 2016 with our Fall Edition, the Book Lover Postcard Swap has been a big success. It combines two of my favorite things, books and mail. My friend Jessica from Paper Trail Diary couldn’t agree more, so we have continued the Book Lover Postcard Swap and wanted to   … Continue Reading –>

February…the month of letter writing.

February…the month of letter writing. For anyone wanting to dabble in letter writing, no time like the month of February to give it a try. In less then two weeks things are going to get a little postal. International Correspondence Writing Month or more fondly known as InCoWrMo. Eric Orozco shared with me that he   … Continue Reading –>

win their heart with special Valentine’s Day cancel stamps

Win their heart with special Valentine’s Day cancel stamps Last year I was giddy with excitement to discover you can send a piece of mail to your crush and win their heart with special Valentine’s Day cancel stamps (the post mark that defaces the stamp to prevent its reuse). You can get your mail stamped   … Continue Reading –>