- Mike Kovacs at the blog "Songs in the Key of Ink" has posted his handout with his presentation at the Philadelphia Pen Show. Check out "The Art of Personal Letter Writing: Keeping it alive and well in the Digital Age" for a fun read.
- When I was little, I had several aunts and a Grandmother who wrote me letters, occasionally bought me stationery and one even bought me my first wax and seal, all of which I'm sure played a part in my love of letters and mail. But if I'd received a letter writing kit like this one as a kid, I probably would have been so excited I wouldn't have been able to contain myself. And while I didn't have any nieces, I have worked hard to turn my daughter into a letter loving, pen and stationery aficionado.
- Don't forget, both Fahrney's Pens and Pendemonium are having contests this month to celebrate National Handwriting Day on the 23rd (or some are saying it's now the whole month of January). Both require that you write them a letter, Fahrney's has one expensive prize (a Pelikan Souveran 600 fountain pen) and Pendemonium's is for $10 gift certificates for all who enter per their rules.
- Don't forget to sign up for The Month of Letters if you haven't already. It should be lots of fun.
If you send Valentine's Day cards and would like to get special Valentine's Day postmarks for them, you can do so by sending them (addressed and with appropriate postage) in a larger envelope or box to post offices in cities with "Valentine's" related names. Make sure you get them to the city of your choice about two weeks before the holiday to ensure they'll be re-mailed and delivered on time. And since most postmarks are in red, don't make the same mistake I did one year by sending Valentine's Day cards in red envelopes! The ones I sent to my hubby and daughter didn't show very well. ;(
Send them to:
City, State ZIP
You can find an extensive list of city names and zip codes here but these are a few of the more common ones:
- Loveland, CO 80538
- Valentine, TX 79854
- Loving, NM 88256
- Valentine, NE 69201
- Bliss, NY 14024