Happy May everyone! Today I’ve got two great letters —one over-sized, one palm-sized — plus some fabulous William Arthur and Crane & Co. swag. Our first missive comes from the super-talented Rosemary Rae of Rosemary Rae Design Shop.


Dear Sarah,

I am always writing and sending notes. Although I have a retail card line, I too have my own stationery I use to keep in touch with clients and friends. I love handwritten mail and when it is beautifully letterpressed, that is a bonus.

Here is my newest notecard. Enjoy and best of luck with your “celebration of letter-writing.” I’ll do my part to celebrate correspondence — a worthy pursuit.

My best, Rosemary

Thanks so much for writing in, Rosemary! I see on your blog that not only did you recently feature just this gorgeous card, but it’s on Crane Lettra paper. Thus I think these letterpressed fountain pen cards from Crane’s Tools of the Trade Collection are perfect in so many ways for you.

crane_tools of the trade collection_letterpress fountain pen

This next letter was a bit of a mystery — no last name & no return address. It’s from rCards and is graced with a gorgeous yellow ranunculus, perfect for spring. I love how the white frame adds that extra pop.


It reads:

Hi Sarah,

I recently learned of your letter-writing campaign. This card is my favorite because of the great photos on front that are really great as a framed piece of art. All photos are original — there’s a great variety on the website. So — it’s a hand-written note – priceless — and a gift of original art! Great colors too!


The envelope was postmarked Peoria, Illinois, and I knew rCards was from that area thanks to this December post, so I gave Randy a call. Turns out Scotti is his mom, and probably Randy’s biggest cheerleader. He told me that Scotti’s love of flowers accounts for their big presence in his line.

Thanks so much for writing in, Scotti, and have a great Mother’s Day! Mom, err, Scotti, will be getting this fabulous box of 10 William Arthur Pie Notes from their new Sweet Stuff Collection.

Pie notes lores

They are foil-stamped and actually back-ordered — I can see why! If you can’t actually have a piece of pie for breakfast, this is definitely the next best thing. I am also so grateful to Crane & Co. and William Arthur — I am thrilled that TPC correspondents are receiving exquisite stationery from these classic American brands.

If you love stationery and writing papers, please do write in. Crane & Co. is but one of several amazing sponsors that have come on board in the past few weeks. Lately it seems I’m being contacted on almost a daily basis by companies big and small wanting to share their goodies with TPC correspondents. To anyone who is interested in donating, please reach out — I do want to hear from you!

And if you are interested in writing in, it is 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.

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