#StationerySundays (11/8/20) – A Perfect Time to Give Thanks

Most of us have never been presented with a holiday season like this one in our lifetimes. At a moment when we especially long to come together with those we love, that’s far less feasible to do given safety, travel, and financial concerns. This year, there is an exceptionally large number of families with membersContinue reading “#StationerySundays (11/8/20) – A Perfect Time to Give Thanks”

#StationerySundays (10/25/20) – Stamping Out Winter Dread

As Game of Thrones fans have heard many times, Winter Is Coming. In October, with days getting shorter and temperatures getting cooler, some people who suffer annually from Seasonal Affective Disorder are already starting to feel their symptoms kick in. A few parts of the U.S. have already gotten heavy snow, and it’s not evenContinue reading “#StationerySundays (10/25/20) – Stamping Out Winter Dread”

#StationerySundays (10/18/20) – Eco-Friendly Greeting Cards

Illustration © JacquieLawson.com While the production of greeting cards ranks relatively low among current threats to nature, the paper, plastics, inks, manufacturing, and printing it typically involves do have an environmental footprint via the harvesting of trees and the toxic byproducts generated from the creation of inks and dyes and from the manufacturing, printing, andContinue reading “#StationerySundays (10/18/20) – Eco-Friendly Greeting Cards”

#StationerySundays (10/11/20) – Embracing Halloween’s Lighter Side in a Dark Time

By any account, 2020 has been a truly frightening and horrific year for most people in one respect or another, so at first blush, now would seem like an awkward time to celebrate a holiday that revels in the spooky and macabre — especially since there will be far fewer trick-or-treaters wandering about. However, IContinue reading “#StationerySundays (10/11/20) – Embracing Halloween’s Lighter Side in a Dark Time”

#StationerySundays (10/4/20) – 5 Ways to Help Your Mail Carrier

As discussed in my August 16th post (not to mention countless news outlets, of course), the U.S. Post Office is struggling mightily at the moment. As the organization grapples with an array of woes, legions of essential workers are processing and delivering our mail every day in the midst of a global pandemic while soContinue reading “#StationerySundays (10/4/20) – 5 Ways to Help Your Mail Carrier”

#StationerySundays (9/27/20) – “Sealed with a…”: The Art of Wax Sealing

Shortly after I joined Instagram to promote this blog, snailmailkatie‘s amazing handmade wax seals on the outside of her envelopes inspired me to level up my notecrafting skill set by learning how to create my own wax seals (two of which are pictured above). Prior to seeing Katie’s feed, I had thought of wax sealsContinue reading “#StationerySundays (9/27/20) – “Sealed with a…”: The Art of Wax Sealing”

#StationerySundays (9/20/20) – Celebrating “Thinking of You” Week

When I attended the U.S. Greeting Card Association (GCA) webinar described in my August 7th post, I learned about “Thinking of You” Week, which began in the U.K. in 2014 and reached U.S. shores in 2018 with the GCA’s sponsorship. Observed annually toward the end of September, it takes on special significance this year (September 21-27,Continue reading “#StationerySundays (9/20/20) – Celebrating “Thinking of You” Week”

#StationerySundays (9/13/20) – Homeward Bound

Around the world, “home” has been front and center in people’s consciousness over the past six months — whether as a source of comfort and safety, frustration and hardship, or some combination thereof. With most of us experiencing extended confinement, we have been forced to reckon with our immediate surroundings. In many cases, people haveContinue reading “#StationerySundays (9/13/20) – Homeward Bound”

#StationerySundays (9/6/20) – Postcards from the Edge

After nearly six months of U.S. travel remaining at a relative standstill, many of us have been forced to rethink our idea of what constitutes a “destination.” Particularly in densely populated urban environments like New York City — where most residents lack access to private space, nature, and a car, and the safety of publicContinue reading “#StationerySundays (9/6/20) – Postcards from the Edge”

#StationerySundays (8/30/20) – Just When You Least Expect It…

We all know that sending a thoughtful note, card, or letter is a wonderful way to make someone’s day, especially in these trying times. Of every recipient you could imagine, though, somebody who’s probably the last person you would ever consider writing to might really benefit from your support right now. If you haven’t figuredContinue reading “#StationerySundays (8/30/20) – Just When You Least Expect It…”

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