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Review: La Papierre Letter Writing Stationary

17 Jun

As I’ve had new people to write to recently, I quickly ran out of the pretty stationary I had. Fortunately, when looking for penpals and found Penpal of the Week, I also discovered that Julie and Denise, the ladies who run the site, also design and sell their own stationary for letter writers at La Papierre. I snapped up a couple of designs, and I was so happy with what I bought, I thought I would share my thoughts with you.

La Papierre offers a wide range of beautiful stationary, I had a hard time choosing which to buy! But my eye was immediately drawn to A Cup of Galaxy, and I kept coming back to it:

A Cup of Galaxy Letter Writing Stationary from La Papierre

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Request a Letter

22 May
Request a Letter

Earlier this year I wrote about how I wanted to write more letters in 2016. I’ve started off well, as after writing that post, it was read by Caoimhe, saying we should write to each other. Now I have a penpal for the first time in years, and it’s brilliant! I’ve loved getting to know Caoimhe better, and discovering just how much we have in common. I’m really grateful for our friendship!

But I’ve not been writing as many letters this year as I hoped, and I really want to write more. Because of this I thought I would try something. I’ve been inspired by Gemma Stone‘s 10,000 Love Letters Project and a post on Penpal of the Week, where Julie offers to write 36 letters to whoever wants them. So I thought I would do the same.

Would you like me to write you a letter?

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#BeYourOwnValentine: A Love Letter to Myself

14 Feb
A Love Letter to Myself

Dear Jo,

I haven’t always been kind to you. To be perfectly honest, I’ve been mean and hurtful. I have said awful things about who you are, and about how you look. It’s not ok, and I’m really sorry for treating you so badly.

We get on so well today, so much better today than we used to. You’ve forgiven my harsh treatment of you, and we’ve grown close. So on this Valentine’s Day, I thought I would write to tell you just how awesome you are.

I love your silly sense of humour, and your willingness to make a fool of yourself for a laugh. You find the most unfunny jokes absolutely hilarious, and it’s hilarious in itself that once you start laughing, you just can’t stop. Your screeching seagull-come-witch’s-cackle laugh is unbelievable, and when it goes on and on, with you struggling to breath… well, it’s infectious, and everyone will join in and laugh, too. Granted, they’re laughing at you and your over the top non-stop laugh, but they’re laughing. I love how you don’t care about how stupid your laugh is, and how you just enjoy the moment. Continue reading

A Year For Writing Letters

5 Jan
A Year for Writing Letters

It’s 2016, and a lot of people are making New Year’s Resolutions, to finally start something they’ve always wanted to, or to give up bad habits. It’s not exactly a resolution, but I’ve decided I want to write more letters.

When I was younger, I collected stamps. Well, I still do, but it’s less frequest that I sit down with my album and add the stamps I’ve collected (Shh, stamps are like minature pieces of art). As a young teenager, I was a member of the now defunct Royal Mail Children’s The Collectors Club. The Collector’s Club had a penpal scheme, through which I formed a friendship that lasted into my early twenties, and discovered a love of handwritten letters. Continue reading