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Ever wonder what happened to sending a friend or loved one a good old fashion card? Today’s featured blogger Rite While U Can is inspiring us all to reach for some pen and paper and venture back into the world of traditional letter writing.

Make sure to stop on by and give her a warm welcome!

I am a paper junkie, a stationery addict and snail mail loving gal who calls Canada home.

Think of my blog as a portal into the vintage world of letter writing and all things paper. It is my hope that it will inspire you to connect with people in your life in a very personal way – maybe even via a letter or a card.

Come on over for a visit, but be warned, you may find yourself reaching for a pen and paper, rite now, rite while you can.

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  • What a cool blog focus! I love writing thank you notes, but do very little letter writing. Maybe I will try that the next time I start a ‘what’s up?’ email to my best friend in TX.

    • Barb says:

      Hi there Susan, so glad you stopped by the blog for a visit. would love to hear how that ‘what’s up’ email goes and where it leads. You just never know. Thanks for your follow on twitter. Have a lovely wknd.

  • ADRIENNE says:

    Writing letters is the best thing ever! I love how your blog emphasizes the importance of this. Happy SITS Day!

    • Barb says:

      Hello Adrienne, So glad you like the focus of the blog! I too think nothing beats writing a letter. Or receiving one. Thanks for visiting.

  • Laina Turner says:

    Nothing beats old fashioned paper and pen.

    • Barb says:

      Laina, you couldn’t be more right! I try to use those things every day. And on a good day an envelope too. Enjoyed your comment.

  • Ronda Porter says:

    I am a real SUCKER for all types of stationary! I love getting cards and letters in the mail, something other than bills! Thanks for the refreshing view! Hopping over to take a peak!

  • Oh my, I adore writing and stationery and cute pens and…we’d get along well! Hope you had a great SITS day!

    • Barb says:

      Emily, do tell, what is your favorite type of pen? I actually prefer to do most of my work in pencil, but when writing a letter, black ink is usually my go to choice. No doubt we would get along well. Thank you for taking the time to leave me a little note. Hope to see you again soon.

  • Laura Martin says:

    Love this! Happy SITS day!

  • Jean Lynd says:

    On my way over…

    • Barb says:

      ….the kettle is on Jean, just for you. Thanks for taking the time to drop by. Hope you enjoyed what you found.

  • Tiffany says:

    Wow! What a great focus for your blog! I miss receiving cards and writing letters…can’t wait to head over and visit. I hope your SITSDay was an amazing one…

    • Barb says:

      You are so encouraging Tiffany, thank you for your kind words. Indeed, my SITS day was amazing. So lovely to meet so many SITS gals. I am grateful and humbled.

  • NailCentric says:

    Happy SITS day!
    I enjoyed your cards post a lot, I am that old fashioned paper card lady, I even do them myself. My friends smile when they get my cards, not sure hoe they really feel about them though 🙂

    • Barb says:

      No lady is old fashioned to me who loves paper and cards. In fact, I think they are pretty hip, happening gals to be reckoned with. Your friends are lucky to have you as their friend Yana, keep it up, they’ll come around. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.

  • Maurissa says:

    Happy SITS Day! I’m headed over to check out your blog now…

    • Barb says:

      Hi Maurissa, I am grateful to you for taking the time to check out the blog. Hope you found something to make your day a little brighter.

  • Nicole says:

    Oh my goodness! What a great, almost forgotten idea! This is something that really should be done more often. So awesome. I think I’ll be writing some letters in the near future. Thanks for this!

    • Barb says:

      Nicole, sounds like you may have caught a bit of the letter writing bug that I secretly plant over on my blog! Luv this. May you find such pleasure in sitting down to write a letter. Chat soon I hope….

  • Yulunda G. says:

    Well hello and Happy SITS Day! I am super excited to hear about you and look forward to visiting your blog.

    I too am an advocate of the “personal touch” of writing letters, sending cards and buying postage stamps! 🙂


    • Barb says:

      Yulunda, A fellow letter loving gal! yeah, I love when I meet others who are as crazy committed to encouraging others to try writing a letter, a postcard, anything that can be slipped into a mail slot. A pleasure to meet you.

  • Tonya says:

    Happy SITS day! I love traditional cards! Great posts!


    • Barb says:

      Hello Tonya, thanks for taking the time to read some of my posts. May you receive a card yourself some day soon.

  • Hi, wishing you a happy SITS day! I just visited your blog and loved your post You Just Got Carded, being a Creative myself and loving scrapbooking, I understand your feeling perfectly! Wish you the best with your blog.

  • I hope you had a great SITS Day! What an awesome blog! You reminded me of how much I miss writing and receiving letter. I still have letters that I wrote as a teen, all through college, and even a few I just wrote to myself to get my feeling out. It makes feel sad when I think of future generations. I guess they will be saving text messages on “The Cloud” lol

    • Barb says:

      Gabriella, what a cool idea to keep letters written at different life stages. Full of memories no doubt. And no better way than to write to get those feeling out – thank goodness for journals too. Thanks for sharing and hope to see you again soon.

  • Have a great SITS Day!

  • Happy SITS day Barb! We love our Canadian sister 🙂 Hamilton is our motherland. Loved your ‘missing you’ post and glad to meet you!

    • Barb says:

      Hi Sandra (and Erin too), I was wondering if I would run into any other Canadians today. Thanks for waving hello. So glad you enjoyed ‘missing you’ post, sounds like you can relate to making a big move. I’ll be over to visit and tweet about your paper organizing tips too

  • Good for you. I am concerned that we are not going to have any written documentation of our generation. Very sad.

    • Barb says:

      Hi there Lisa, Yes, I don’t think hard drives full of our emails/tweets/texts will be that interesting or provide a captivating peek into our generation. Not to mention next to no personality. 🙂 Thanks for your comment.

  • ShesWrite says:

    Happy SITSday!!!!

    • Barb says:

      Hey there Melanie, Thanks for looking out for me and sharing via Twitter. Hope you are following the yellow brick road of your dreams today. Talk soon I hope.

  • I love hand-written cards and letters. Thanks for the reminder that they really hit the heart. Happy SITS Day!

    • Barb says:

      Hand-written goodies do touch the heart, don’t they Lynne. I couldn’t agree more. Lovely to meet you.

  • Mmm…paper. I am certain your blog will not disappoint a paper-addict. Happy SITS day!

  • Happy SITS Day, Barb! So great to see someone whose blog I am already a fan of being featured. Enjoy all of the awesome comment luv today!

    • Barb says:

      Likewise, so lovely to see some familiar, friendly faces Kimberly today. I have been having fun ‘chatting’ with all the SITS girls today. Talk to you soon my friend.

  • I love writing real with pen and paper. Even though my hand starts cramping up pretty fast 🙂

    • Barb says:

      Ahhh, the dreaded hand cramp! I know of what you speak Leilani. I have been known to do the hokey pokey with my fingers. Do you have a favorite pen?

  • Lauren says:

    Happy SITS day! I am working on a post right now that is similar to what you talk about.. (just waiting for the people to get my letters before posting lol) LOVE snail mail!

    • Barb says:

      Well, you’ve got my attention now Lauren. 🙂 I will be sure to pop over and check out your post on your letters. I NEED to hear more. Love that you are doing this and can’t wait to read it.

  • Erin Buhr says:

    Happy SITS day – love the concept of your blog.

  • Jennifer says:

    Happy SITS Day!

  • Very cool. I’m looking for new pen pals if you are interested. I love crafts & writing letters.

    • Barb says:

      I’m in! Love this idea Kimberly, thanks for suggesting. Send me a msg and we can exchange mailing addresses.

  • Danah says:

    Enjoy your day! You can write me a letter anytime!

    • Barb says:

      Danah, I would love to write you a letter. Seriously. Love to do this. Just send me an email with your address and I will get something sweet in the mail to you pronto. (you do realize you are feeding my ‘habit’ right? ) giggle.

  • I just heard a comment on the radio yesterday that there we received less nasty comments back when everyone wrote letters. It easy too easy to just hit send. Back in the day, we would have to write the letter, put it in an envelope, address the envelope then actually mail it. In the end sending that nasty note may not have been worth it after all. Glad to see someone is trying to bring the letter back. Congratulations on your SITS Day.

    • Barb says:

      Hey there friend, In my ‘day job’ I’m an HR consultant and certified in MBTI® So you and I share the I and J! fun stuff to be sure. (my full profile is INTJ). I love this story about how when we used to write and post letters we thought twice about being negative and not thinking things through before we press ‘Send.’ I sense a workshop coming together… Thanks for taking the time to share this.