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Is There Anything Lovelier…

…than a hand-written note?

A small bit of my stationery stash.

I have always had a special place in my heart for pretty stationery. Over the years, I have created a collection of pretty papers and note cards that seems to outpace my opportunities for sending little notes and letters. I will often glance at my stationery stash and wish for a reason to send someone a note by mail. I finally found a reason with a post on IndieFixx this week, in which Jen proposed the Penpal Project. Inspired by some e-mail problems, she thought it would be great to connect IndieFixx readers with one another to exchange real, snail mail letters. I love it! I have already arranged to be penpals with a couple of people, but if you are also interested, send me a message (there’s a link to my email just over there, on the left)! (I’m serious. Let’s be penpals. Who doesn’t love mail?)

Sometimes, it seems like things snowball. And this handwritten-note/stationery love thing is one of them. Just today, I stumbled across a giveaway on Elephantine for some really lovely note cards and gift tags made by Kristin Sanchez. You should definitely take a peek at her charming Etsy shop and sign up for the giveaway. If you win, you can use one of the note cards to send a letter to your new penpal!

2 thoughts on “Is There Anything Lovelier…

  1. I couldn’t agree more. I make it a point to send one letter a week to my boyfriend (although he only lives 10 minutes away), my brother, my old roommate, and my cousin. There’s just something so special about receiving a letter in the mail.

  2. oh, you’ve got some lovely stationery there! I love writing letters (even if it is just an a piece of plain white paper) but I must admit I haven’t written one a while!

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