Today’s beautifully scripted letter comes from Katy, Texas.
Forgive my iffy handwriting. A pinched nerve is to blame, but it cannot keep me from writing to you on my new favorite paper, Yasutomo Mineral Paper.
The Paper Chronicles is shared on my own blog. I read every post, investigate and share your links! I have enclosed a piece of Mineral Paper. Enjoy!
And yes, I’d like to try some free, fabulous stationery too!
Thank you so much Limner for writing in! And if that is your handwriting with a pinched nerve, mine is downright deplorable. You’ve inspired me to try and do something about it, however. And I love Oh Write Me! I can’t thank you enough for sharing TPC with your readers. The mineral paper — which is indeed made from 80% calcium carbonate, not trees — has such a gorgeous texture to it, perfect for fine calligraphy.
Now, onto the free, fabulous stationery. The talented Clare Schaumann at Capri Luna Notes & Papers wrote me a few weeks back about donating her Vive La France assorted set to a TPC reader “because of the tragedy in Paris,” and of course I gladly accepted. Who would have imagined there’d be similar yet equally horrible headlines the morning I give it away? I can only hope that the vitality and spirit of the collection helps inspire us to ensure these tragedies come to an end.
The beautifully hand-illustrated cards, presented on a thick, posh textured stock, capture the simple yet riveting beauty of favorite French-accented objects and Parisian sites. The set of 12 cards (two each of six designs) come in a custom eco-fiber wrapped set up box with a de-bossed label. I sure hope you enjoy using them Limner! I can only imagine how amazing they’ll look with your lovely handwriting on them. Thank you so much to you both for being a part of my campaign. Perhaps this is a good time to encourage anyone reading this to write — be it to their congressman, their senator, maybe the editor of their local paper. Your thoughts, words and efforts matter — and a well-thought out letter can be an instant soapbox, far more compelling than a hastily-written Facebook comment, for example, from which the spark of change may arise. To me, there is nothing more American than contributing to the national conversation in this way.
So, do you want to score some free stationery swag for yourself? 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!