Dear Reader, Below is Colette’s marvelous answer to “When was the last time you saw someone using a fountain pen?” I asked if I may share this with you. She said, “Yes!” … I am more or less over jet lag and catching up with my messages. For my confirmation, my godmother gave me a […]
Postcards to Voters
Speaking of volunteering your penmanship to a cause, I recently offered to hand write postcards to voters for the local mayoral campaign. The cards I worked on are addressed to the folks who live in apartments that are inaccessible to canvassers- knocking on doors. These neighbors are a serious voting block and they deserve time […]
Postcards to Voters
Tony McMullin of Marietta, Georgia- began his “Postcards to Voters” campaign back in March 2017 in support of Jon Ossoff. Undeterred by Ossoff’s loss, Tony mobilized for the 2018 midterms. Remarkably, his efforts have blossomed into a national postcard writing army of 40,000! Instead of being paralyzed by fear or unsure of how an […]
In Praise of Holiday Greeting Cards
December 26, 2016 These last week weeks, I would discover large stacks of cards at individual mailboxes, waiting for me to pick up for mailing. I love to see folks still sending cards by mail. The fact that people are still communicating on paper is key. A personalized card is a keepsake. So why do […]
Animal Kingdom Postcards
With bunnies in the seasonal theme, I feel this card is a great way to introduce you to Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom Postcards. I am thrilled by the exquisite detail of her drawings. Without any doubles in this boxed set, you are rewarded with 50 gorgeous different images! I am mailing them out for […]
Happy Labor Day
My friend Adam sent me this zany card. He expressed that yet another summer has gone by and he hadn’t been to the beach. I’d say, from the looks of this scene, he’s been spared. It doesn’t appear very restful to me.
Merry Christmas in July!
August 5, 2012 It’s Summertime- Send a Postcard! Surprise a friend, relative, or send one to yourself just for fun. Postcards provide a charming way to stay connected. They are so much better than a facebook post because they are personal and they were written just for you. Postcards are quick and exciting to send […]
“Tango on the beach”
July 24, 2011 Postcards were also the emails of their day The early 20th-century postal service. Picture postcard of ‘Tango on the beach’ in Atlantic City, New Jersey, from circa 1910-17 Photo: LCDM Universal History Archive/Getty Images ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Reference: July 7, 2011 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/letters/8621333/Postcards-were-also-the-emails-of-their-day.html Article discovered by- Adam B. Schwartz
Projects for Kids!
July 10, 2011 Kids ARE the future! If the art of the handwritten letter is to have any longevity, we must enlist and teach our children how to write letters. Summertime is the perfect time to begin to cultivate this skill. One easy way to get started, as my friend’s daughter, Hailie suggests is to […]