Patience is a Virtue

Patience is a Virtue. If you are my age, or fall somewhere in my age “group”, you probably grew up hearing this phrase more than once, usually when you were complaining about something taking too long. Like, “Why does Blockbuster never have the movie I want to rent?”, or “How long before the library gets… Continue reading Patience is a Virtue

Kids and Letter Writing

On this dreary winter day I just wanted to share an article I recently came across from Hallmark (the greeting card people) on tips for teaching kids to write letters. It provided a ray of sunshine in the hopes that maybe some parents will take the importance of letter writing to heart and begin to… Continue reading Kids and Letter Writing


Ah, yes. Souvenirs. The picture above is of my favorite souvenirs from this past Summer, along with lyrics to one of my favorite songs, “Name” by the Goo Goo Dolls. If you’re like me, you’re hoping you don’t have too many scars, but you do have lots of souvenirs. And, you’re hoping they don’t get… Continue reading Souvenirs

I’m Back

After taking some time off to do some things, none of which are worth mentioning here, I am back at Letters in Time. Because, let’s face it, we are probably writing even less letters now than when I started this blog. Now we are bombarded by even more social media platforms making it even easier… Continue reading I’m Back

Getting to Know You

This is an off-shoot of my last blog post, where I talked about how my daughter read my mom’s letters and got to know her through them (not about how I was on a path to destroying all of them; we won’t talk about that ever again). I want to stay focused on how these… Continue reading Getting to Know You

No Regrets

Did you ever make your mind up to do something, go ahead and do it, but the entire time feel like it just wasn’t right? I know this could apply to a lot of things, and I’m sure we’ve all experienced this. (If you haven’t, congrats! You must really think things through.) If I didn’t… Continue reading No Regrets


Focus: “a state or condition permitting clear perception or understanding”. . . Meet my one word for 2018; FOCUS. By focusing on that one word I believe I will be able to write a better blog. I need to focus on the reason why I started Letters in Time – to “bring back the art of… Continue reading Focus

Thank You!

When was the last time you wrote a Thank You note? And I don’t mean sending someone a message on Messenger. I mean an actual, hand-written card or note, put in an envelope with an address and stamp and sent on its merry way. I’m feeling pretty good about my answer, which may be why… Continue reading Thank You!

You Rock!

It’s time to get back to blogging! Summer is always a busy time for me (I’m thinking I might be a “seasonal blogger”), but today I’d like to share a fun project that I completed last week. This was a custom order for someone special, and even though I put in some long hours to… Continue reading You Rock!

Are You Into Deltiology?

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?

Hilltop Paper Studios

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

Navy Mom

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

It’s a Delight to Write

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

Junk Mail to Journal

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… Continue reading

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” – Audrey Hepburn

Flowers in Time

I must admit, the blog post “Stamp and Address the Envelope” did not have colorful, inspiring pictures.  I must do better.  I claim to like to take pictures, yet my first post contained images I clipped off the internet; shame on me.  This post will be different. I thought that once in a while I… Continue reading Flowers in Time

“Let us all then leave behind letters of love and friendship, family and devotion, hope and consolation, so that future generations will know what we valued and believed and achieved.”  Marian Wright Edelman