Archive for October, 2012

October 31st, 2012

Happy Halloween!


It’s Halloween! So I’ll show you the only Halloween themed piece of mail that I received this year: a pretty handmade card from Ria. I’m in love with the stamps on the envelope!


Ria Halloween 1

Ria Halloween 2

Ria Halloween 3

Ria Halloween 4

Ria Halloween 5


As for me, I sent out 4 Halloween cards this year. Remember this post? Here’s what I sent:


A card for Suze in Costa Rica.

Suze 1

Suze 2

Suze 3


A card for Delaney in the USA.

Delaney 1

Delaney 2

Delaney 3


A card for Ann-Marie in Scotland.





A postcard for Kestrel in the USA.

Kestrel 1

Kestrel 2

Kestrel 3

Kestrel 4


Are any of you doing anything special today?


Tonight Louis-Justin is going trick-or-treating with a friend as a policeman and I’ll probably go with them (unless the girl’s dad wants to go). It was supposed to rain, but the kids are lucky because it looks like it’s not going to rain after all. Phew!


I hope you all have a wonderful Halloween!

October 30th, 2012

Ghostly elephant


The envelope I received from Rhiannon in the UK is all pretty and shiny – too bad you can’t really see it in the pictures!


Rihannon 1

Rihannon 2

Rihannon 3

Rihannon 4

Rihannon 5

Penpal Ad Rihannon 1

Penpal Ad Rihannon 2

Penpal Ad Rihannon 3

Penpal Ad Rihannon 4

Quirks Rihannon 1

Quirks Rihannon 2


Rhiannon, thank you for the cute postcards you enclosed! I love them. And your elephant drawing made me chuckle. Does your tattoo have a special meaning? Also, can we take a look at your blogs?


Does anyone else like ugly shirts or sweaters? I know that at least Chelsea does!


To contact Rhiannon:


My name is Julie and I'm 37.
I'm French Canadian and fell
in love with an American,
so I'm now living in Vermont
with my wife.

I write letters, I love stationery and I have a handwriting fetish. I often eat sushi, still feel like I'm 16 and only wear skirts & dresses (with colorful tights when it's cold).

I'm happier with a mind full of ideas, a mailbox full of letters from my penpals, a shop full of stationery, a house full of pens and a day full of hugs.

Read my Top 10 Quirks here.

This is me with my wife,
Denise. We met through the
League of Extraordinary
Penpals and are living
happily ever after in the
Stationery Kingdom.

Denise blogs here too and is
the one in charge of the
social media: Facebook,
Twitter and Pinterest.

She's 40 years old,
from South Dakota,
and in love with me, washi
tape & imperial rolls.

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