First August snail mail

My schedule and habits have been pretty disrupted because of my move and the start of my new job in mid-June. I’m getting back on track, though. The stamps for my first August letters were the really pretty flower ones – I have a lot of cool stamps to use, so I’m excited to get more.

Side note: This year, USPS will have Wonder Woman stamps for the anniversary! The first-day-of-issue ceremony will be held on Oct. 7 on the first day of New York Comic Con.

5 Adorable Stationery Shops on Etsy to Check Out

Earlier this month, I mentioned that it’s National Card and Letter Writing Month. But you can’t really write cards and letters without the proper supplies, right? If you’re like me – obsessed with finding cute stationery – then let me share a few great cute and geeky stationery shops on Etsy so you can stock up your own stationery basket or drawer.

Check out five shops giving me stationery envy after the jump!

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It’s National Card and Letter Writing Month!

Typically, I don’t place stock in random holidays. Sometimes I observe different monthly themes – Women’s History Month is a personal favorite of mine – but there aren’t many that I do observe.

But I recently learned that April is National Card and Letter Writing Month as observed by the United States Postal Service. This year, the USPS partnered with Scholastic to provide classrooms with a writing program and teaching guide for over 80,000 teachers across the country, and there’s even a special Forever stamp for the occasion.

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