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Love letter: envelopes, postcards, stationary

I have collected all kinds of stationary, envelopes and postcards for about three decades and recently I have returned to my habit of sending mail, sending letters more often. I collect books about it, I have folders of postcards that I started collecting in the 1990s, a few that I love, a few that are souvenirs, a few that are waiting for just the right moment, just the right person, just the right occasion to be sent.

And there is so much interesting history in the development of reading and writing tools, in the history of postal delivery, the postcard and the letter. In a world where handwritten messages, physical letters and postcards become rarer each year, it’s good to pause and reflect on the joy of these material things.

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