What’s in an address – part 3

What’s in an address – part 3

If you didn’t get a chance to take a peek at the high-speed optical letter sorting machine  in our last post about addresses ..you might want to click the link here  and take in the short video before we get started. While you may not be familiar with one of these and how it works. Your letters are […]

What’s in an address – part 2

What’s in an address – part 2

As you can imagine, addresses are a very important part of a project like this. So much so that we devote a large part of our time and effort to making sure we get it right. For the most part we rely on the International Postal Union, an interesting organization itself and one of the […]

navigating the addresses – part 2

navigating the addresses – part 2

For all those who have been waiting for the second post in this series, we’d like to take a moment to introduce you to your new friends.  Without them as a guide, you’ll be as hard pressed as we are in finding your way around this years list of addresses. For quite some time […]

Un alt fel de provocare: InCoWriMo

Un alt fel de provocare: InCoWriMo

We are very lucky to have found this wonderful guest post today; and happy to share it with everyone. The world of handwritten correspondence seems to be full of happy little accidents and amazing little corners to explore. And even more, it is full of the shared moments, thoughts, ideas, and projects that bind us […]

What’s in an address – part 1

What’s in an address – part 1

We’re obliged to put out this post this evening to all of our participants in the United States in particular. While we had planned to speak about addresses later this week, a particular problem arose with the address list that necessitated letting everyone know what’s happening behind the scene. We have been pretty diligent in […]

Heads  up

Heads up

Once again, just 2 days away from posting this years list of participants, we’re taking a couple of minutes to stick our heads up from all the data sheets, calendars, text blocking, postal addressing standards and documents to let give everyone a bit of a heads up about what’s going on. Needless to say, we’ve […]

why would you write a letter?

why would you write a letter?

People do often ask  ..and thankfully Amanda Yu has some answers.

Whadayaknow – some great advice :)

Whadayaknow – some great advice :)

I came across this delightful film this morning as I was opening my mail and whadayaknow – it had some great advice. If you’re wondering how to tackle writing letters for the first time, or the next time, I’m not sure you can beat this encouragement from a veteran letter-writer. She captures everything that needs […]

how to write a letter: avoiding impropriety

how to write a letter: avoiding impropriety

Much has changed in the world since Emily Post first published her advice on writing longer letters. Not least of which is something along the line of “what is ‘proper’ when it comes to our first opportunity to socialize with people to whom we’ve not been properly introduced. Especially those of the opposite sex”. And […]

el amanecer del barrio – Uruguay

el amanecer del barrio – Uruguay

We have a bit of a treat for you during this last week of January. As we were looking at how to properly write out an address so that our letters get delivered, we came across this gem. For most of us, having a number on our house or a specific box where our letters […]

how to write a letter: the letter that everyone loves to receive

how to write a letter: the letter that everyone loves to receive

As mentioned in the previous post, the information below concerning longer letters has been taken from chapter 28 of Emily Post’s 1922 book on Etiquette. It contains pertinent advice to any letter writer direct from the golden age of handwritten personal mail. THE LETTER THAT EVERYONE LOVES TO RECEIVE The letter we all love to […]

how to write a letter: letters no one cares to read.

how to write a letter: letters no one cares to read.

As mentioned in the previous post, the information below concerning longer letters has been taken from chapter 28 of Emily Post’s 1922 book on Etiquette. It contains pertinent advice to any letter writer direct from the golden age of handwritten personal mail. LETTERS NO ONE CARES TO READ LETTERS OF CALAMITY First and foremost in […]

how to write a letter: the closing

how to write a letter: the closing

As mentioned in the previous post, the information below concerning longer letters has been taken from chapter 28 of Emily Post’s 1922 book on Etiquette. It contains pertinent advice to any letter writer direct from the golden age of handwritten personal mail. ENDING A LETTER Just as the beginning of a letter should give the […]