Archive for February, 2015

February 27th, 2015

Nichole in the USA


It’s Friday! And in case your weekend will include writing a letter to a potential new penpal, I wanted to leave this ad for you.


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Thanks for sending in your ad and your zine, Nichole! Julie read it and liked it!


Julie and I have a mostly relaxing weekend planned. But we do have a couple of exciting things happening on Sunday…


1. We’ll be sending the March edition of the newsletter in the League of Extraordinary Penpals!


2. The stationery subscriptions will reopen at La Papierre! They will only be open for a few days, so make sure to sign up for the mailing list on this page.


Have a great weekend!

February 25th, 2015

Incoming & Outgoing


Today I get to show you photos of all sorts of fun stamps, washi, tags, envelopes, labels and all sorts of mail art goodness.


First our incoming…



This pretty air balloon came to Julie from Kimmie in New York.

Maybe she can come visit us for Montgolfières this summer!



Both Julie and I happen to be penpals with Kimmie and I also received mail from her!


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Look at all this fun washi on the envelope that Julie received from Rebecca in the UK!



Everything about this lovely envelope I received from Sofie in Sweden coordinates so well!



And Julie received this envelope made out of vintage wallpaper from Sofie.



And now it’s time for our outgoing mail pieces…



I used punch outs from a Happy Meal box for this envelope to Mike in Michigan.



A letter in French to Julie’s penpal Stéphanie in France!



Julie and I sent some postcards to Kimmie in New York.



This air mail themed envelope went off to Cecilia in Argentina.

We found each other via Tumblr.



This is Julie’s envelope off to her penpal in Texas.



A rainbow of penpal love I sent off to Denise in North Carolina.



Look at the adorable girls on this envelope that Julie sent to Sara in New Jersey.



I sent this envelope off to another wine lover (like myself!) in Tennessee.



Julie sent this cute hide-and-seek envelope to Emy in the UK!



Birdies on an envelope for my penpal Sherri in North Carolina.



Another bird themed envelope of notecards I sent to Elaine in Alberta.


And that’s everything for now! Not only have we been sending mail to our penfriends, we’ve also been busy preparing all the stationery packages for the La Papierre Stationery Subscription Service! I would definitely say we’re doing our part in keeping the postal system alive and well!


I still have 6 letters in my reply pile, perhaps I’ll get some time this evening to write to someone. What does your reply look like? Do you have a lot of letters to respond to?



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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