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 –>

Stamps of unusual mailboxes

Stamps of unusual mailboxes Often I find myself on rural roads and I make a point of noticing the mailboxes. I’ve even been known to stop abruptly (much to the annoyance of all in the car with me) and snap some pics of mailboxes. When I came across these stamps of mailboxes I was delighted.   … Continue Reading –>

Summer mail swaps. Don’t miss out. Sign up now.

Loading… Summer mail swaps. Don’t miss out. Sign up now. No better time for swapping mail then when life is a little more ‘chill.’  At least this is what I hope for my summer to be. Today I’m sharing about three unique summer mail swaps going on right now, all with different sign up dates,   … Continue Reading –>

What was in my mailbox this week. No.5

What was in my mailbox this week. No.5. Did you get any mail this week?  The anticipation of checking the mailbox never gets old for me. What was in my mailbox this week is the fifth installment in a series of posts sharing what wonderful snail mail has arrived in my mailbox. First up is   … Continue Reading –>

Encounter with a fountain pen

Encounter with a fountain pen As much as I love writing letters and stationery and all the trimmings, I’ve never used a fountain pen. Truth be told, I was intimated by the whole ink cartridge/converter thing. That is, until I had an encounter with a fountain pen. How to get started in the world of   … Continue Reading –>

Rhubarb Paper Co. “Not your Grandma’s greeting cards.”

Rhubarb Paper Co. “Not your Grandma’s greeting cards.” I had a hard time deciding which of Rhubarb Paper Co.’s  card to share with you. I mean they are all so gosh-darn unapologetically funny. Or as Anita, the founder puts it, ‘not your Grandma’s greeting cards.” This hilarious ‘sweet and tart’ paper company was born out   … Continue Reading –>

Letter Writing Social in South Carolina

Letter Writing Social in South Carolina Letter Writing Socials are beginning to pop up everywhere! If you are in the area you will want to be part of this inaugural Letter Writing Social in Columbia, South Carolina on May 14th, 2017. Pen pals, mail art and more. I met the organizer, Simone Que (what a great pen   … Continue Reading –>

Vintage Easter Card

Vintage Easter Card I stumbled upon this vintage Easter card a couple of weeks ago at a local antique sale at Heritage Park Historical Village here in Calgary. “So read this, and remember that someone thinks of you!” Don’t you love reading this card that was written many years ago? I love how Aunt Chris jokingly   … Continue Reading –>

Postcards for Mother’s Day.

Postcards for Mother’s Day It all started with an idea. Stephanie was going send her mom a postcard every week for a year. What a fantastic idea (or some version of) to do for Mom this Mother’s Day! I’m going to send my mom one card each week until Mother’s Day on May 14th (I   … Continue Reading –>