• Re-Using an Envelope for Pen Palling

    Today, I wanted to make a short post to show you how to re-use an envelope. Pen palling is amazing, but it often means there's a stack or a shoebox...
  • Make Time to Make

      Sunday is my favorite day to dedicate large chunks of time to craft. Obviously, since I own an art shop, I do quite a bit of crafting during bus...
  • Product Recommendation: Best Paper-Crafting Supplies

    Hi everyone! Today I thought I would tell you about my papercrafting staples. (Pun not intended, but call it a happy accident.)   I've actually be...
  • Modern Pen Pals: Combining Snail Mail and Email


    Pen pals matched with AM Stationery's Pen Pal Service will now be encouraged to introduce themselves via email first. Which allows them to get to know each other a little, gives them a push to send that first letter, and even gives them a chance to set up something fun and personal, like a list of 10 current favorite songs, the exchange of a favorite recipe, or some other way to get to know each other that plays to both of their interests.
  • How to Build a Writing Habit

        In my last post, I wrote about why writing is so good for you and how you should approach writing. Now, I wanted to give you some more practi...
  • How (and Why) to Journal

      I recently read a book called With Pen in Hand: the Healing Power of Writing. I found it in a thrift shop a couple years ago and I have been mea...
  • How to Write in Different Fonts

    Since middle school, I would find a cute font I wanted on the computer and use my mom’s printer and scrapbook supplies to print it out and mount it nicely to cardstock. Then, I would put the card in the front of my binder and use it as a reference as I wrote out my assignments all day. After practicing for a while, I could write in that font without looking at the card, and I began to get better and better at writing in different fonts.

    You can do the same!

  • Pen Pal Letters: How to Write Your First Letter

    Pen pal letters can be tricky, because you don’t know a whole lot about the other person and vice versa. It’s difficult to know what they might find interesting.

    That’s why I’ve made this post with some pointers, to help you write your first pen pal letter. And hey - maybe you don’t get to all of it in the first go ‘round and you can use it as a springboard for future pen pal letters!


    Start by introducing yourself, explaining where you are writing from and what it’s like there. 

    Put yourself on a map so the receiver has an idea of where you are in the world.

    1. Start the letter by introducing yourself and explaining where you are from
    2. Describe what life is like there
    3. If you live in a small town or a place that isn't known worldwide, reference the closest big city and tell them:
      1. how far it is from you and
      2. how you would get there from your house (train, plane, ferry, car)