Vintage Letters

I love everything about vintage letters – the delicate handwriting, the old stamps, and even the crinkled colored paper. It's so refreshing to remember the art handwritten notes, especially during our internet-obsessed time! Check out more vintage letters and the stories behind them at Hawaiian Stamps! I hope this inspires you to pick up a pen and a piece of your own stationery and write a note to someone you care about!

Viva Snail Mail!

As many of you already know, stamp prices will rise by one cent – to 45 cents – starting January 22, 2012.  Postcards will rise in cost from 29 cents to 32 cents. International letters, standard mail, and packages will also get hit with slightly higher costs as well.

Although this is frustrating for some, I think the extra penny is a small price to pay to keep mail flying through the air! Let’s not forget how much we love sending and receiving cards in the mail. And, look at the bright side – now we can go buy some wonderful new stamp designs!

Check out this great project I found! Jeshurun Webb, a graphic designer, initiated a postcard correspondence with her mailman by sending him mail to her address and leaving a pen in her mailbox so he could reply! Read about it and see images of the postcards she created here.

Viva snail mail!