Deltiology: The study of picture postcards. Why now, you ask? Because May 7-13 is National Postcard Week! While doing some research on National Postcard Week, I found some really interesting information. The identification of a postcard’s place and time of production can often be an impossible task because postcards are produced in a decentralized, unregulated… Continue reading Are You Into Deltiology?
Full disclosure. Yes, I do operate two shops on Etsy where I sell blank note cards. And, yes, I hope that after you read my blog posts you might pop on over to one of the stores and buy something. However, my intention in writing this blog is not to be “in your face” to… Continue reading Hilltop Paper Studios
Time for a blog post that provides a little insight as to who I am and what makes me tick. As the title suggests, I am a Navy Mom. Not the dark blue color, but the mom of a U.S. Navy Sailor. My son signed up during the summer of 2012 and headed off to… Continue reading Navy Mom
In April 2015 the U.S. Postal Service kicked off National Card and Letter Writing Month by issuing these cool stamps, complete with decorative stickers that could be used for decorating envelopes. It started a national campaign to educate kids on how to write a letter, and even issued a guide to teaching letter writing, “It’s… Continue reading It’s a Delight to Write
We all get junk mail. Instead of tossing it out, how about up-cycling it into something you can use? Do your part to save a tree. Some interesting numbers from the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville say that approximately 1 billion trees’ worth of paper is thrown away every year in the US. And,… Continue reading Junk Mail to Journal
“A handwritten note is like dining by candlelight instead of flicking on the lights, like making a gift instead of ordering a product, like taking a walk instead of driving. Handwritten notes will add a lot to your life. You can still use the telephone or the Web for the daily chores of staying in touch, but for the words that matter, it’s courteous, classy, caring, and civilized to pick up a pen.” – Margaret Shepherd from The Art of the Handwritten Note
“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” – Audrey Hepburn