Today’s note hails from Pegram, Tennessee — and since it’s a design I happen to love from Context Studio, I recognized it as soon as I opened the envelope:context_3Inside, it reads: Hi, Sarah, I am Casey King’s grandmother, June Hannah. Letter writing for me is an exciting pastime. More exciting is to receive a letter. I am nearly 83 years old and my childhood on a farm in Kansas had very very little excitement. However, I had an Aunt in West Virginia who loved and encouraged my correspondence with her. Pen pals were another way to reach beyond my limitations.

My friends and I felt very patriotic as we did our duty by writing letters to the boys in the service of our country during WWII.

Casey and I had great delight writing notes to each other when she was growing up within a stone’s throw of my home. And we still do!

Letter writing allows you to express yourself and gives the recipient a glance into your life. I love it. Sincerely, June Hannah

P.S. Of course this is Casey’s card.IMG_7828Thank you so much for writing in, June. I can only imagine how many great letters you’ve written and received. And I am so thankful that you wrote in here to share your experiences. I especially loved reading about how you wrote soldiers during World War II — what an easy yet huge difference a simple, supportive letter must have made! And I hope someday I’ll be lucky enough correspond with my grandchildren.

In the spirit of the season, I have a half-dozen adorable ghost letterpressed cards from Ice Pond Press in Bozeman, Montana. I think these are so sweet and Molly is sending them June’s way today! IMG_3468Thank you to both for being a part of TPC’s campaign! And, on that note, would you like some free, fabulous stationery too? Just drop me a quick note on your favorite paper (which is most likely gathering dust) and tell me what makes it so. My address is: P.O. Box 22133, Beachwood, Ohio 44122. And if you are interested in being sponsor, I’d love to hear from you too!Ice Pond Press ghosts

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