Archive for November, 2012

November 28th, 2012

Penpal ads


Here’s an ad by Brittany in the USA, written on stationery that I designed! :)


Brittany 1

Brittany 2

Brittany 1

Brittany 2

Brittany 3


Write to her at:


Edited to add: Mystery solved! Brittany forgot to write the underscore in her ad… So her correct email address is


To anyone who would like to submit a penpal ad before the end of the year, I still have a few open spots for December! See how to participate here.

November 27th, 2012

Are you from Spain?


I have a favor to ask to Spanish people!


My son’s school is studying countries this year and each classroom was assigned a different country when school started back in September. Louis-Justin is in the second grade and his country is Spain! He was excited because he already knew a few Spanish words and expressions since he went to Mexico 5 times. When his teacher was introducing new words in Spanish, she would often ask Louis-Justin to say them in front of his classmates since he picked up the right accent very quickly.


Mexico 2010

My son and I in Mexico – March 2010.


The kids mostly learn about the language and geography, so I thought that it would be really fun for them to get a few postcards from Spain! And that’s where you wonderful Spanish people come in.


Would you please send a postcard to my son and his classmates to wish them a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year? I’m sure they would be over the moon. You could write a few sentences in Spanish and then write the translation in French or in English. These kids speak French as a first language but have been learning English for about a year. And I’m sure that their teacher understands English pretty well!


Also, if you have children, it would be great if they could say hello too!


Mexico 2012

Louis-Justin in Mexico – March 2012.


Who knows, if you enclose your address, you might even get a little something in return! You can send your postcard to the following address:


Julie & Louis-Justin

C.P. 54

St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC

J3B 6Z1



Thank you so much in advance to anyone who sends a postcard!

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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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