This Letter Writing Kit was made for those of us "born in the wrong century"! It is "All things Austen!!" With this kit, you or a loved one will be able to spend time relaxing and enjoying an almost " Lost Art" of writing letters in the style of Jane Austen. Enjoy sealing your letter with a real wax seal and using all the Jane Austen themed ephemera! And while you are at it ... Enjoy a cup of tea courtesy of me! It contains: 1. Mini ceramic wax seal ( current stock: heart enclosed in a wreath). 2. 1 wax stick 3. Variety of Jane Austen Themed Stickers 4. 1 set (6) of Jane Austen Silhouette Stickers 5. 1 gorgeously illustrated ( from the beloved novel: Pride and Prejudice) blank note card/ envelope 6. 1 Unique, fill in the blank, Jane Austen Letter Writing Society Mail Tag card 7. 2 blank note cards/ with envelopes to decorate 8. 2 sheets of Victorian mailing labels 9. 2 Jane Austen quote post cards 10. 1 log book to record correspondence 11. Sample of Bakers Twine 12. Sample of craft lace or ribbon 13. 4 mini , stamped envelopes ( to hold a tea bag) 14. 1 vintage themed rubber stamp 15. An assortment of vintage die cuts ephemera 16. 2 large dimensional stickers ,includes 1 large oval Jane Austen Silhouette 17. 4 small doilies 18. 4 vintage circle letter seals 19. 1 package of "Forget -Me -not" seeds just for sentimental sake! 20. 1 roll of vintage paper or fabric tapeSource: On Sale Jane Austen letter writing kit letter by LostArtRevived
Category: "Letter Writing"
I'd still be writing regular letters to penpals, Grandparents and/ or my niece but there is a problem with people not writing back. No letter writer is an island. Plus, there are the perks of shopping for stationery. (Not to be confused with stationary - not moving). Of course my Grandparents can't reply for sadly obvious reasons. Unless there are family skeletons in the closet I haven't wandered into yet, literally. I lost touch with all my penpals from my younger days. We had less in common, less time to write and so it goes. My niece would likely write more if I sent her a few more letters in the mail. But, it's discouraging to be in a one way conversation through the mail. Like someone who just nods once in awhile, leaving one person to carry the whole thing. But, she is a school girl still. About the age I was when I began writing letters to the Grandparents and penpals from all over the world. Did you know they don't teach the children how to write in school now? Printing, but not cursive writing. No handwriting, not the real kind. What a loss for all the coming generations. Cursive writing is elegant. I can remember how adult I felt when I was able to move up from printing to cursive. Not these days. Oddly, they don't teach typing or keyboarding either. Is being unable to communicate a literacy problem or as long as they can read are we assuming they can get by? Tonight I joined the Letter Writers Alliance. I only wish it were Canadian, here in Ontario, so I could attend some events. I'm still glad to support the group and the cause of letter writing. When did you last write (in cursive) a letter you sent in the mail to someone? I'd even count birthday or Christmas cards if you wrote a note to go along with it.
A Month of Letters. Daily letter writing for one month. (Real print/ written letters, not email).
I've written about letter writing before: Letter Writing and Letter Writing Fading to Black. But, it's time for another look, to see what's new, what I missed and just for the sake of the letter writers themselves (they who need to be appreciated).
"Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company." - Lord ByronResources: Letter Writers Alliance - (Blog) (Twitter) (Flickr) Flickr: The Art of Letter Writing Letters & Journals The Missive Haven A Year of Letters Letter Lover The Letter Writing Revolution 365 Letters Blog The Letter Jar Going Postal - You can't get far (literally) with letter writing without the postal service/ snail mail. Yet, it's becoming less necessary for communications. During the latest postal strike here in Ontario many people wondered how clever the postal workers union was to strike now. People are already using the service less due to the Internet. How long will it take for the post office and snail mail to become a hobby for letter writers and otherwise not very practical for business and communications in general. Save Snail Mail - (Twitter) Viva Snail Mail Twitter: Postage Service - "Perpetuating the beauty of postage stamps through practical & artistic applications!" Smithsonian National Postal Museum The British Postal Museum Save the Paper - The debate about the possible demise of paper communications (books, newspapers, letters and any others of the like) is ongoing. (From Domtar) Paper Because
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