This morning’s missive hit my mailbox, as you can see, from the dirty South, specifically, Knoxville, Tennessee.


It reads:

Dear Sarah,

Thank you for starting your letter-writing campaign. I have enjoyed reading all of lovely letters you receive, and seeing the variety of cards. I can’t wait to see more!

Sincerely, Kate Thurman

P.S. I am enclosing an assortment of my favorite Smarty Pants cards.

Here they are — aren’t they great?

Bike Function Glue Heart Hands Oh Snap Phone Stump Wish

Thank you so much for writing in, Kate! I’m going to hold onto these cards for another lucky correspondent, and I’m sending you two sets of the Strathmore Notes I received from Mohawk at this past National Stationery Show.

Since you letterpress, I think you might want enjoy seeing the 40 pt caliper. It’s available in two vintage shades of white, Ultimate White and Soft White, and two rich colors, Smoke Gray and Chino. The notes are adorned with vintage renderings of Strathmore’s icon, the thistle. It also comes in an 18 pt caliper for digital printing. Anyone interested in getting samples can go here. Thank you so much Mohawk for being so generous with your samples at the show!


I can’t tell a lie — it does take me a while to get letters up here, but I do want everyone reading this blog to participate!

It’s so easy. Just send me a letter, card or postcard on your favorite paper and tell me what makes it so. My address is: P.O. Box 22133, Beachwood, Ohio 44122. I will share it here, and then send you even more stationery for your efforts. And to anyone else who is interested in donating, please reach out — I definitely want to hear from you too!

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