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A Special Request for a Special Birthday

Last month, we received an email with the subject “A special request.” It was from a woman named Jana about her mother-in-law, an avid letter writer named Annabelle. 266 more words

Letter Writing

Teaser Tuesday (July)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Should Be Reading. Share the title and author, so others can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 135 more words

Teaser Tuesday

Winter Arts Season: Women of Letters Interview

“There’s a reason I failed multiple attempts to keep a pen pal in high school,” says comedian Andrea Gibbs when I ask her if she’s a letter-writer by habit. 406 more words


Charles Dickens' Letter to 6-year-old Hasting Hughes

In 1838, as he completed his third novel, Nicholas Nickleby, Dickens received a helpful letter from a 6-year-old fan named Hasting Hughes. Young Hasting had been reading the previously serialized version of the story, and had some changes to suggest with regard to certain characters; Dickens replied as follows (take note of the clever excuse, in the final paragraph, for the letter’s brevity). 532 more words

Handwritten Letters

Life Japanese Airmail Envelopes

These are my favourite envelopes in the shop. Most of the time I try to dodge questions about what my favourite products are, but sometimes favourites cannot be helped. 407 more words

Wonder Pens


Today I put pen to paper–
Scribe a little note.
Milky ink scratches
the charcoal paper,
preparing for a long journey
across the country–
into the foothills of a mountain, 31 more words



This week is National Letter Writing Week.

Okay, it isn’t, really. I just made that up.  In actual fact there is to be a National Letter Writing Day on December 7th, but that’s cheating, because that’s just before Christmas, when people often write to each other anyway. 599 more words

Lorraine Coverley