Who doesn't love storage solutions? I was looking for a way to cart along my supplies and stationery to my letter writing club hosted by an awesome paper shop called Paper Umbrella. I found this cute tote at Michael's and it called my name. I have two of the larger version of this bin but this is a nice size for carrying around.
It's got this little tray on the inside which is perfect for my pens, some stamps, washi tape, ink etc.
Inside I have my writing paper, postcards, address book, mailing labels and some extra stickers.
I added a little charm I got in my Cocoa Daisy kit in July. It seemed to match perfectly. I am going to try out my new tote tomorrow when I head to Paper Umbrella for this month's Letter Writing Club. It is from 7 - 9 and loads of fun! I will be bringing my Canon Selphy printer with me if you want to print off some little photos to send to your recipient. Jeremy will likely be writing some more postcards as he has been "King of the Mailbox" this week with all the postcards he has been getting (I'm not jealous or anything). I hope to see you there!
I wanted to share with you about a great stationery club I joined a couple months ago. It's called La Papierre and it starts at only $6 a month!! I get a wonderful selection of papers that I use when writing to my pen pals. They are good quality pages and I can use my fountain pens on them for a smooth writing experience. In the basic club you get 12 sheets of paper, 6 different designs and a few extra goodies once in a while. They even have coordinating envelopes as an option! I have really enjoyed the mix of designs and the bright vibrant colours. If you are interested in signing up, why not let them know that I (Susie Gourlay) referred you and then I can get some extra goodies too :) They also have an Etsy Shop where you can see many of their other designs and work to jazz up your correspondence.
February is International Writing Correspondence Month or InCoWriMo. The idea is to write a letter, postcard, note or whatever for each day of the month - so this year that's 28 letters. I found out about this on the 1st and have been keeping up with it so far. I have sent out 9 items of correspondence so I am ahead of the game. This might be a good time to send a quick note to a friend, send a valentine, write a letter to your grandmother or even just say hi on a post it note.
There are lots of ideas on the InCoWriMo website even a list of people you can write to if you can't think of anyone. What about a thank you note to your mail carrier, or someone who's made your day special, even a random letter left on a windshield to brighten someone's day! It's fun and you can even win some prizes (check the InCoWriMo Instagram). You can check out the map to see which countries are participating and join in on the fun. This might be the perfect time to join Postcrossing as well. Hopefully this inspires you to get out some paper and your favourite pen and spread some cheer in an often cold and blah month :)
We have updated our Etsy Shop with a few new items which may help in your correspondence this month