“I still think that to receive a postcard in your mailbox is happiness.” Margaretta Magnusson Postcards are synonymous with Summer and fun. Friends and family leave for vacation. You wave goodbye and hear yourself say, “Send me a postcard.” Hopefully, they will. One way to be sure to get one is by signing up with […]
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 […]
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 […]
February 1, 2012 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Parker is a 7 year old who has a pen pal. I am so thrilled that she is WRITING LETTERS and that she is willing to share her experience with us!!! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I just heard about Liam’s Valentine’s Day Project. Liam is in kindergarten and his class would like to receive […]
a First Class letter is a bargain!
November 4, 2011 Carol “c.j.” Petersen wrote the following article and has graciously given me permission to reprint it here. c.j. is a treasure of a pen friend, an artist, photographer, writer, and all around wise woman. I am ever-so-grateful to have discovered her through our world of letters. _______________________________________________________________________________________ We all complain when postal rates go […]
“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 […]
June 27, 2011 Today’s youth are growing up using the computer. They are trained to print in the early grades and then “keyboarding” comes along by maybe the third grade. Cursive script is not compulsory, perhaps it is not even offered. To describe the joys of letter writing to the current culture, one might as […]
See the World through your mailbox…
April 14, 2011 Jessica, my new pen friend from Florida told me about these two terrific postcard sites…. Postcrossing “The goal of this project is to allow people to receive postcards from all over the world, for free. Well, almost free! The main idea is that: if you send a postcard, you will receive at […]
A Documentary Film on Pen-pals!
February 27, 2011….I just learned about Rae and her art project involving pen-pals! She is gathering material and would love to get your stories. Please contact Rae and visit her on Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=108169829217293 “I believe it’s vitally important that such an art isn’t lost forever to the sound of clattering keyboards and the “bing” of […]