My local USPS office must love me these days - nearly every Saturday while on my weekly trip to the library, I stop at the post office to mail a letter. The joy of getting letters in return is totally worth the cost of a stamp, and I’ve kept nearly every letter I’ve received over the last 30 years.
A company that is really feeding my addiction to stationery is the website, blog, and soon-to-be printed magazine, Letters and Journals. Created by Minnesotan writer Jackie Flaherty, Letters and Journals frequently hosts giveaways, offers reports from local stores and national stationery shows, and features articles on various writing and journaling tools. It’s very inspiring to me as a traditional letter-writer and art journaler, and it doesn't hurt that their banner was illustrated by yours truly.
You can “like” Letters and Journals on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and subscribe to the newsletter and RSS feed. Finally, in the spirit of this post, you're welcome to contact me with your address if you'd like me to send you a letter, postcard, stickers and other fun treats in the mail!