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May Movement

Before I begin sharing the best of the best I found at last week’s National Stationery Show, here were a few highlights from the month I would not want to overlook!….

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First off, I’m thrilled about the release this week of the National Parks stationery set found on The Reed; a new site created by Lizzie Garrett Mettler (the woman behind Tomboy Style) to explore movement, travel, and adventure. The set is a collaboration between Brown Ink and The Reed (with great support from Pomegranate Press!) inspired by generations of Americans hitting the road to explore our glorious National Parks.

Next up, the people behind Bond (robots that write notes…more on this later) has teamed up with KINDSnacks for Military Appreciation Month by turning tweets of gratitude into handwritten notes which will be delivered to US soldiers around the world. Tweet thank-you’s to America’s bravest! #thankskindly

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On to my favorite international paper goods shop, Rad and Hungry. They are celebrating their 50th STMT Kit with a custom Scottish goods kit and their first ever T-shirt (free with orders over $100) thru May 31st. Each kit is locally sourced in each city and filled with limited-edition lo-fi office supplies from a company that is crazy about paper goods! Speaking of office supplies…

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Who says we all have to rely on technology for our Summer road trips with the kids?  All for the Boys reminds us we simply need to look into our office supply drawer to find loads of ideas to bring out our imagination and get you to your destination in peace and without a screen!

Finally, the Letters Live events are picking up speed, a unique lineup of outstanding artists reading remarkable letters to a captive audience. Last Sunday’s performances at the Hay Festival must have been mind blowing as others listened to actors celebrate the pain, joy, humor and wisdom found in each letter they read. Check out the Letters Live in CA next month!

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And you still have until the end of tomorrow to pick up Summer paper goods with 30% OFF the entire order at Brown Ink Paper Goods using code: SUMMER30 — so move, travel & write!

Write On

If my last post, 30 Day Challenge, did not place a little fire in your belly, this post might be the one. Thanks to The Paper Chronicles recent blog post, I learned about the latest writing challenge from the collaborating minds of hello! Lucky and egg press. In celebration of April’s National Letter Writing Month (let me hear a CHEER!) these two groups are kicking off both a give-away and a letter writing campaign called WRITE_ON. Their passion for letter writing to continue to connect friends and loved ones is one I admire!

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The group’s mission is for each individual to write a letter for everyday in April. And if you sign up soon, this special WRITE ON Letter Writing Kit which contains 4 letterpress printed cards, 2 from each printer, can be yours! Their hope is “to see an ever-increasing web of connectedness and good feelings” and they invite everyone to share their letter writing adventures online at #WRITE_ON. For more information head to the egg press site.

Initially it may sound overwhelming, however, you can make this a simple activity while you wait for the snow to melt. On your more hectic days, write down and mail a postcard of one thoughtful word or sentence to a friend. Or take 10 minutes to write that follow up from last weeks meeting, or write a letter to Congress on a stance you support. For me, I’m going for it, both 30 days of journaling and writing. In the end, my handwriting will have hopefully improve, moments will be captured, and hearts will be touched.