Sunday, July 20, 2014

Weekly Recap


It’s Denise again, and I want to update you on the happenings of our week. Sure, sure we did the regular things, I mowed, cleaned the litter box and cooked supper. The ever so beautiful Julie designed stationery, put together penpal ads, and sent out loads of stationery pack orders. (Thank you, by the way, we are so excited and thankful that you are loving the SOTW designs.)


We also spent some time together sitting at a park, writing to our penpals and we watched the season 2 finale of Orange is the New Black. Help! We want to start watching a new series (via Netflix) together, what should it be?




On the Blog:

Monday’s Penpal of the Week was Marina from Russia. Marina has been writing to penpals for 13 years, and she makes some beautiful mailart. She collects postcards and can correspond in English, Russian and occasionally German.


On Tuesday, we posted a penpal ad. Jasmin in Germany collects earrings, loves desserts and hopes to be a cat in her next life. You can learn more about Jasmin by reading her ad here.


We felt musical on Wednesday and posted a playlist to accompany your letter writing. Go check out this list of songs that are related to mail. You can even play the songs via Rdio and listen for yourself.


Of course one of our favorite days of the week is Thursday, because that’s when we get to reveal a new stationery design to you. SOTW #14 takes you into a scary fairy tale, sure to spark an inspired letter to your penpal. We still have stationery packs left and they will be available through Wednesday.


And just yesterday, we introduced you to Elizabeth in Washington (USA). Elizabeth’s handwriting has the most unique “W’s” I’ve ever seen. You simply must go see for yourself. She is looking for new penpals, maybe you would be a great match!


And that’s another week for us. How was your week? Did you write letters? One quick reminder before I head out, over on our Facebook page we like to post snail mail related discussion questions. We’d love for you to jump in on the conversation!

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Elizabeth in the USA


Here’s a penpal ad by Elizabeth in Washington, who was Penpal of the Week # 118.


Quirky Penpal Ad Elizabeth 1

Quirky Penpal Ad Elizabeth 2

Quirky Penpal Ad Elizabeth 3

Quirky Penpal Ad Elizabeth 4

Quirky Penpal Ad Elizabeth 5


Elizabeth’s email address is


I’m in need of new penpal ads for August! Want to send me one?


Today on Facebook, we want to know how you organize your letters. Although I tend to be pretty organized, I have to admit that I have some very large boxes full of letters scattered around my apartment. I’d love to hear about your ideas to store letters!


My name is Julie and I'm 34.
I live in Québec (close to Montréal) and I speak French.

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 cats and a day full of hugs.

Read my Top 10 Quirks here.

This is me with my girlfriend,
Denise. We met through the
League of Extraordinary
Penpals and are living
happily ever after amongst
piles of cats and stationery.

Denise will blog here
from time to time and is
the one in charge of the
social media: Facebook,
Twitter and Pinterest.

She's 38 years old,
from the United States,
and in love with me, washi
tape & imperial rolls.

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