Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Letter Writers Unite! by Lady of the House

I'm a bit puffed with pride today as I've just become a member of the Letter Writers Alliance. For those of you that don't throw around words like philatelic or hand-canceled, it's an official network of folks dedicated to the art of letter writing formed by two genius and perhaps slightly nostalgic ladies: Kathy Zadrozny and Donovan Beeson of the extra sassy 16 Sparrows. My membership card, as well as the fancy pin I'll be attaching to my lapel, and loads of utterly official looking pages of stationery and envelopes arrived at my door to my extreme delight. I'll be randomly paired up with a pen pal now that I'm a member, and the letters will come rolling in. Lucky, lucky me!

The whole concept started when Kathy was exhibiting her hilarious work at art shows, and people kept coming up to her, relieved and honored to meet someone who was providing letter writers with quirky, intelligent and witty cards to mail. And thus, the Letter Writers Alliance was hatched.

I don't know if I'm more delighted to have discovered a company based on the art of letter writing, or that such a thing is in existence. There are barometers we set, little indicators that restore us. Some find it in a full tank of gas. Others, in the A- they get on a term paper. My 'thing' is a stack of stamped letters, ready to be mailed to the people I hope will be cheered or, best case scenario, surprised to see my messy handwriting just begging the US Postal Service to take me all the way to wherever they may be.

But for those of you that are new to this sort of thing, it's as easy and wonderful as Richard Scarry once put errr drew it...

{ Lady of the House }


  1. Cool! I've never heard of this alliance! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hey, who knows? Maybe we'll be paired up as pen pals! ; )

  3. How quaint and old-fashioned and simply delightful! Thank you for introducing this site to me!

  4. Oooh, so glad you're a fan, Juanita. Now, get going on a hand-made envelope featuring that hilarious smiling potato you found!

  5. I saw your first line and thought, "I know who Richard Scarry is. How do I know that name?" Then as soon as I saw the picture, I realized who he was. I grew up with Richard Scarry books and now our daughter is doing the same. He has some excellent insights.

    This letter writing things is outstanding. I love the idea and am also thrilled that you've introduced me to the site. I'll have to start exercising my hand so it'll get in shape for something other than typing again!