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Happy April 1st! You remember what today marks, right?! The start of National Letter Writing Month. Taking the challenge to write a letter a day like me? If so, the above should come in handy. I came across it while scrolling my Pinterest feed and I thought it was too good not to share.

Hope you have a great weekend! We are off to the island tomorrow. Can’t believe I haven’t been home since January. I’ll see you back here on Monday!

Image Credit: Pinterest

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Hi. My name is Maybeth. And I’m a paperholic. A few weeks back, I shared my commitment to the Write On Campaign and my intention to write 30 letters in April in honor of National Letterwriting Month. And while my donation earned me 10 beautiful cards, I had to find some additional resources. And that’s when I uncovered POST by Katie Leamon.

You all know about Birtchbox, right? Essentially POST is the same thing but with paper goods. Each month, subscribers receive a package of beautiful paper goods, hand selected by the team at Katie Leamon. And if you aren’t familiar with Katie Leamon, let me tell you, you should be. The brand launched 5 years ago, is based in London, and is a reflection of Katie’s love of typography, stationery and vintage curiosities. Just look at the products below… perfection! Katie’s goal with POST was simple: to reintroduce the magic of a hand written letter and evoke the the joy in receiving a surprise parcel in the post, which can then be shared as you pass on the pleasure of the hand written word.

March is the first month that POST will be shipping to the US. I am anxiously awaiting my first package. And remember, if you want to receive a letter from me in April, please leave a comment below.

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Image Credits: POST by Katie Leamon

Write On

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Today I wanted to share with you a really cool campaign that is underway from two amazing companies: Egg Press and Hello Lucky! As I’ve shared on several occasions, I obsessed with all things paper. I receive tremendous joy sending a letterpress card that has traveled back with me from one of my favorite paper stores (Sugar Paper in LA, Gus + Ruby in Portsmouth and Parchment on Nantucket, to name a few).

The Write_On campaign‘s mission is to promote joy, creativity, expression, and connection through hand-written correspondence. Technology, whether we like it or not, has changed the way we communicate with each another. The mission of this campaign is to bring back communication through the art of sending a handwritten note. The Write_On campaign encourages people of all ages to write more letters, challenging each person to write 30 letters in 30 days. Inspired by Egg Press founder Tess Darrow’s challenge to herself to write a letter daily, the campaign launched two years ago in April, which just happens to be National Letterwriting Month. I’m adding that to the list of things I learned today!

Two years later, the campaign is looking to be bigger than ever and has set a goal to raise $60,000 to help cover our costs of sharing Write On kits with 10,000 individuals. Every dollar donated will go directly into the campaign.

Donation levels range from $10 to $2500. As a thank you, you get some really cool paper gifts too. I contributed at the $75 level and thus the cool calendar pictured above is on its way to me.

Interested in receiving 1 of my 30 letters this April? Leave your address in the comment section (don’t worry, I’ll delete for privacy purposes) and I’ll send you a note. And speaking of notes, you have to check out my sister’s Letters from Nantucket Instagram feed. Isn’t she amazing? Truth be told, my letters won’t be as cool but it’s the thought that counts… right?!

So let’s join together and #writeon!

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2016 is 53 days away! Are you ready? For me, the easiest way to come to terms with the passing of another year is to buy myself a beautiful new calendar. Last year, it was this Linda and Harriett beauty. Lucky for you, I’ve done a bit of research and today wanted to share my picks for 2016 calendars. Take a look:

With only 53 days till the New Year, I guess that means we have 45 days till Christmas. Thankfully, my shopping has commenced and I’ll be sharing my gift guides with all of you next week. Do let me know if you have a specific person you need ideas for. I love, love, LOVE finding the perfect gift!

Help

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Help! For the life of me, I can’t seem to pick out a holiday card this year. Might you be able to help? There are just so many choices. My favorites include:

Which one of these would you like to receive from me?

Good News

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It is a good day indeed.Two of my favorite companies have joined creative forces. The collaboration of Rifle Paper and Paperless Post is a match made in heaven.Take a look at the collection. So many amazing choices! And did you know, you can now buy actual paper through Paperless Post. Can’t believe I missed that!

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Photo Credit: Paperless Post and Rifle Paper

Found

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With my vacation around the corner, I decided to move up this week’s found item{s} post. I have long been a fan of Sugar Paper and was thrilled to learn they recently launched a new website. Don’t you just love the clean design and soft color palette?

Here are just a few of my favorite found items from their new site:

Enjoy the rest of your day, friends!

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Checking the mail yesterday felt like Christmas. Why you ask? My new Rifle Paper 17-month planner arrived! Each and every year around this time, I begin my search for the perfect planner. Size, weight and layout are all factors, of course. A few past favorites include Poketo’s Moment planner and O-Check’s 6-month diary. But this one may just take the cake and thus why I’m naming it this week’s found item.

Upon opening, it became clear that the team at Rifle Paper spent a great deal of time thinking of every last detail. The result is a functional yet beautiful planner complete with a hidden spiral binding, an important dates section, a weekly calendar view {broken down with all 7 days}, a contacts section and a pocket folder at the end to hold all those little pieces of paper you can’t misplace {but always seem to do}. The very best part is that I don’t need to wait for the new year as this one starts with August 2015.

Looking for the perfect gift for your girlfriend’s birthday, a thank-you for your mother-in-law or a holiday gift for your child’s teacher? The Rifle Paper planner is it!

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Have you all been involved in a Kickstarter campaign? To date, I’ve participated in two and think it is just the coolest concept. One that I missed the ball on {but wish I had been a part of} was the campaign for Appointed, created by DC-based creative designer Suann Song, who wanted to create beautiful tools to inspire beautiful work. As the owner of SimpleSong Design, Suann was always looking for the perfect notebook. After months of trying, she decided it was time to create her own. One that would elevate the work experience and foster creativity. For Suann “the notebook represents untapped potential + endless possibility.” I couldn’t agree more. The campaign launch in March and lucky for us, Suann reached her goal and launched her product line and website, Appointed earlier this month.

Since I am a tried-and-true paper lover, I treated myself to a few goodies. The notebooks have a beautiful water-resistant cloth bound cover and are available with either grid, lined or blank pages. Even better, they are American-made with recycled paper and utilizing renewable energy. And the desk accessories, beautiful. My next purchase will be the brass pencil cup.

Need a little something to help spark your next creative venture? These notebooks will do just the trick. I have one for my editorial calendar for this little blog and one for my *dream* business. More on that in due time, dear friends. Hope you have a lovely + relaxing weekend!

Gratitude

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When I read this piece in the Times, a happiness filled my heart. The art of the handwritten thank you note is something I have always loved to send and receive. I have my stepmother to thank for this. After Christmas or a birthday, we weren’t allowed to enjoy a gift until our notes were written. There is something so personal about taking the time to write to that friend or special someone who has gone out of their way for you. And receiving a note in the mail, one of the best feelings. Don’t you agree?

Here are just a few of my favorite thank you cards as of late, for as you know, I love all things paper.

– 1 Canoe 2 is certainly raising in the ranks as one of my go-to stationary sources. The simplicity of this card will make your written words shine.
– Sugar Paper has done it again with this cheery yellow gratitude card. Spot on.
– Of course I am obsessed with these… gold, French and from one of the coolest collaborations.
– The shape of this thank you card also makes me smile.

And as always, know I am thankful for you for stopping by. Needing a little pick-me-up or words of gratitude, drop me a line and perhaps a little something will find its way to you.