Write_On is a campaign to inspire people to write 30 hand-written letters over 30 days in the month of April, which is National Letter-writing Month.  The campaign was inspired by Tess Darrow's (founder of Egg Press) personal challenge to write a letter each day and the official campaign launched in 2014.  To inspire you to start writing, you can sign up for a free kit containing 4 letterpress cards and a Gelly Roll pen here.  I am always interested in receiving free letterpress cards!

A sample of the Write_On Free Kit.  Image credit to  Write_On .

A sample of the Write_On Free Kit.  Image credit to Write_On.

We'll see if I actually write a note every day in April, but I'm going to do my best.  Any one else up to the challenge?  The Write_On website even provides a list of "Reasons to Write in 2015."  The ideas are pretty creative and quirky... and I got a chuckle out of "To save the US Postal Service."  Thanks to V for telling me about this!

If you need stamps for mailing your notes, how about some of the new releases from the USPS?  My favorites are the Vintage Rosethe "Gift of Friendship," (to be released April 10th), and the "From Me to You," stamps pictured below.  

Images credit to the US Postal Service.

Minted for the Holidays - $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway

The holiday season is just around the corner and I have already started thinking about our holiday photo card for 2011.  I still send a few handmade cards, but once our distribution list exceeded 100 people we turned to photo cards.  For the past two years we have used Minted, my favorite supplier of customized stationery.  Minted has fresh, clean and creative designs and the end product is extremely high quality.  You can customize the cards not only with a photo or photos, but also by changing the paper, the card layout, the envelope lining, the labels and the card backers. 

In exciting news, my dear friend Natasha (the Director of Public Relations and Partnership Marketing at Minted and creator of the fabulous blog Hong Kong Housewife) has generously provided me with a $50 gift certificate to Minted that I'll be giving to one lucky reader.  The contest will be open through Friday, October 28th and I'll randomly select and announce the winner on Halloween!  To enter, simply leave a comment below with the name of one of your favorite Minted holiday cards - Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, Thanksgiving - whatever you like!  Please include your email address so I can get in touch with you if you are the lucky winner!    

To whet your appetite for holiday cards, I've included a few of my favorite designs below.  Be sure to check out Minted and leave a comment to win the $50 gift certificate!  The gift certificate will be valid for anything on the Minted website and will expire on December 31, 2011.  

Noel in Stripes

Chic Scallop New Years Card Etched Holiday Photo Card

Antique Noel Holiday Photo CardWe Give Thanks Thanksgiving CardHappy Everything Photo Card