Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monthly Newsletter Update

The monthly e-newsletter will now be a bi-monthly newsletter. I've always managed Letters & Journals on the side while I work a full-time day job. I've recently switched jobs, which I'm totally excited about, however, my new job is taking a lot more of my time than my previous one. Everything else will continue as before - weekly blog updates, the monthly stationery giveaway and the miscellaneous contests.
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I have some super contest ideas that I'm excited to implement. One of them involves me getting mail...from you. Hopefully, you'll want to participate. More info to follow in the Sept/Oct newsletter that will be out in mid-October. Here's one of the prizes.
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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Winner of the World Gratitude Day Giveaway

Congratulations, Riftvegan! You are the winner of the Ecojot orange journal. I have sent an email to get your mailing address and get this package on its way to you!
There were 11 comments at the Letters & Journals' website and 12 comments on the Letters & Journals' blog, plus 4 who left comments on the facebook page for this blog post and one who sent an email for whom the comments were not working. Total = 28

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

World Gratitude Day Giveaway

Today is World Gratitude Day. At Letters & Journals we're grateful for all of you! What are you grateful for? Leave a comment and one of you will win this Ecojot Jot & Share Notebook.
"Orange is the happiest color." Frank Sinatra 

Contest ends midnight Saturday, September 24 and is open to all. The winner will be announced Sunday, Sept. 25 and they will have 48 hours to email me their mailing information. If you're not sure you can respond that quickly you are more than welcome to email me your address now...just in case. Or you can leave your email and/or mailing address in the comment. We just try to avoid having to chase and wait for people to see that they've won. Thanks and Good Luck!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Edward Gorey #19

Hard to believe that there are only 7 more Gorey postcards for the remainder of 2011. In #19 we have "E is for Ernest who choked on a peach." Too bad for Ernest. I guess he'll be joining Prue from card #17.
 Both Prue and Ernest are part of The Gashlycrumb Tinies which one reader informed me is part of the 'abecedarian book' where Gorey told 26 tales of children's untimely demise in the form of an alphabet book.
 As I reviewed this information on wikipedia, I also found this image:
That is surely one of my favorite Gorey illustrations. I can't explain it.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Letter Links Sept. 17

Here are a few postal themed links as well one on list making and the September Carnival of Paper which links to even more paper/pen themed blogs. Enjoy!

Airmail Envelopes at Penpal of the Week
Postal Themed Rubber Stamps at Missive Maven
Secret Wisdom of Listmakers by To Do List
September Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper hosted by Penchant for Paper
Let's Recycle! Mail Art for Less by Leaving a Paper Trail
One Idea to Save the Post Office by Viva Snail Mail
(Note: the Key Pen in the photo is one of Jac Zagoory's designs)

Monday, September 12, 2011


I'd like to post some recent winners we've had with various contests that Letters & Journals has done so far this month. First of all, we have John M from CA who won the "13 Pens" contest that was promoted in the August newsletter. Congratulations, John! Have fun with your new pens!

In addition to the newsletter contest, we had two contests on Facebook. The first was for a set of Haley's Poodle cards and a journal that's been sitting on my shelf for months (I don't recall where I purchased it). This was won by Beverly Brown who happened to be celebrating her birthday! Woo-Hoo, Beverly!

Finally, we have the Owls in the Treetops journal from Chronicle Books that was won by JoAnne Roberts-Davis.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Edward Gorey #18

The Edward Gorey postcard mail-a-thon continues with card #18 from the 2011 postcard collection book. This addition to the Edward Gorey postcard collection doesn't say anything about the image on the card, only that it was a drawing by Edward Gorey.
To me, it looks like a cat is wearing a mask and walking dangerously close to a well or a pool. Possibly the cat is dancing or drunk. What does it mean? I have no idea. Do you?

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Letter Links Sept. 4

Greetings, fellow stationery enthusiasts! This week I'd like to share the following links. Enjoy!
Stationery's New Followers as published in the Wall Street Journal
Crane & Co. Wants Pen Pals by Missive Maven
Incoming/Outgoing Mail by Curbside Treasure
A Week in Mail by CappuccinoAndArtJournal
New Storage for Letters & Postcards by Julie at Whatever

Thursday, September 1, 2011

August Stationery Winner Announced

The winner of the August Stationery Giveaway was Janice K from MN. Congratulations, Janice, who was lucky #44 as selected by the True Random Number Generator earlier today.
The September Stationery Giveaway has begun and that winner will be selected on October 1, 2011. To be eligible to win you must leave a comment on the September Stationery Giveaway blog post and you must leave an email or be registered at the website, www.lettersandjournals.com, so that I have a way to contact you. If I have no way to contact you, I will select another entry. There is also an option to send me your email telling me that you want to put your entry in for the giveaway. Jackie (at) lettersandjournals dot com.