Good morning! I’ve got three really wonderful letters to share today, so let’s get started, shall we? The first comes from Karen Wang, a California designer & artist. 

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It reads:

Hi Sarah:

Thanks for putting this campaign together and bringing awareness to this form of art and communication.

No matter how deep we find ourselves in the digital realm, I think my heart will resonate with the arts — handmade, traditional mediums. Hopefully, we’ll all find our way back to sharing kind words and warm thoughts that take time to compose and travel (literally!) into (the) hands of a recipient.

Here’s the start to my efforts in the paper goods/greeting card biz.

Happy card making, Karen

I think we’re two of a kind, Karen, and I absolutely love your illustration. It’s so heartwarming to read that even those who design websites have a special place in their hearts for written communication. Truly, it can’t be duplicated. 🙂

Next we have a missive from Kristin Anderson of Black Eyed Guy in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Her card reads:

Dear Sarah,

I have been living vicariously through your letter-writing campaign. Each letter you post feels somewhat like it was written for us all who read your blog. Here is my contribution. This card suits you perfectly in my mind, as I continue to grow and learn from you every day! My husband designed this card for me when we started Black Eyed Guy in 2012. It is still one of my favorites and one of our top sellers, and so spot-on, don’t you think?

All my best, Kristen

I am completely flattered, Kristin, and I’m thrilled that a simple idea seems to be taking on a life of its own. I love this card — sentiment included — and I am so glad you are enjoying the blog!

I was already somewhat familiar with this line, as Kristin had sent me some wonderful images from it for consideration in our spring issue. I’ll definitely be by booth 1954 at National Stationery Show to see it in person and meet Kristin!

My last one comes from Leafcutter Designs in San Francisco. This is not just any stationery company, this is actually from the world’s smallest post service.  Here is a glimpse of what I received:

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The tiny note inside was wax-sealed and has an image of a turquoise bicycle on front. It reads:

Hi Sarah!

We noticed you used the phrase “adorably diminutive” in your February 19 blog post on The Paper Chronicles. Well, how’s this for an attention-grabbing mini-missive?

It looks like this latest venture of yours is off to a quick start! That’s great. We love to see new energy around “not-dead-yet” art of letter writing. In the age of throw-away text messages and excessive email usage, it really has become a treat to receive a personal note in the mail. And it’s fun to see that there are still so many wonderful ways to send one!

Drop by our booth (#2155) at NSS in May. We’d love to say hello …

Sincerely, Lea and Devin

I am a little shocked that all that was written on a 1”x1½” rectangle of paper, so I think it’s most deserving of the “Adorably Diminutive” prize. And the magnifying glass, though quite wee, was very strong! Anyhoo, I will definitely be by the booth— can’t wait to see what else you both have been up to.

I will be sending everyone a lovely card trio from Modern Marianne.

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I am still a little behind on these — I’m hoping once I get through a big deadline that I’ll be able to catch up. However, that doesn’t mean that each and every missive isn’t special! I would love to hear from you.  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 some writing papers along with a note for your efforts.

Also, if you are interested in sponsoring the campaign, please do reach out to me. You can donate a very small quantity of notes (I like to send a minimum of two or three to each correspondent), and I’ll share your work with my readers here each time I send them out. Plus, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing they’re going to someone who will appreciate & use them!

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