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
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
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
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
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?
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
I thought it would be appropriate if for my first blog post I introduced you to some words of wisdom from Lewis Carroll, of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland fame. When I was searching for inspiration for a name for my blog I ran across a booklet written by Carroll in 1890, that accompanied his “Wonderland… Continue reading Address and Stamp the Envelope!