Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Yeti themed giveaway for January!

Hmmmm. It's been awhile since our last give away. How about we kick off the year right with a fun Yeti themed giveaway for January? For this month's round up TGLR will be giving away:
  • One copy of the epistolary picture book, Dear Yeti, by James Kwan (for young letter enthusiasts and the young at heart).
  • One Yeti greeting card from Bison Paper Company
  • One Yeti greeting card from Paper Pear Shoppe
  • One  set of Yeti themed stickers from Fun Usual Suspects
Items pictured below. The rules are as follows:

To enter, please submit a postcard, note, or letter to the TGLR mailbox (P.O. Box 2998 Citrus Heights, CA 95611-2998). In your note, mention that you would like to enter the January giveaway.Provide a mailing address for us to send the goodies, if you happen to be the lucky letter enthusiast whose name we pull. You may submit up to three (3) entries. The winner will be drawn on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016. Good luck and happy writing!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A Review: Mary & Me: A Lasting Link Through Ink

Greetings, Letter Enthusiasts! The TGLR P.O. Box was recently gifted with an advanced copy of
Mary & Me: A Lasting Link Through Ink by co-authors Mary Potter Kenyon and Mary Jedlicka Humston. Today marks this book's debut as it is made available through Familius Publishing.

This collection of essays, alternating in turns from one Mary to the other is an intimate look at friendship and the shared joys and triumphs of a connection that has endured over decades. Despite distance and the demands of every day life, the two Marys have made letter writing an every day ritual - one that sustains not only their friendship, but their sense of self and peace of mind. "Our letters became lifelines," writes Humston, referring to the hundreds of letters that the Marys penned to each other through the joys of family life, rigors of child rearing, the personal successes, the coping with illness, and the suffering of loss.

Inter-working guest essays, Mary & Me gives a diverse look into the various kinds of friendships that can be forged and offers a study of the complexities and delights of forming close bonds. Although much more than a book about letter writing, Mary & Me highlights the therapeutic nature of connecting with others through correspondence. In reading this personal account of the Kenyon/Humston friendship, it serves as a reminder of the power of letters to break down barriers in friendship forming, to bring together unlikely, but surprisingly enjoyable connections, to allow moments of sharing and reflection, and to provide a means to recover internal peace.

To further explore the themes of friendship and letter writing, the co-authors include an extensive "Suggested Resources" section that will prove quite useful to their readers.

Pick up your copy of Mary & Me today through amazon!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Winner is...

Congratulations to Caryn Presswood for being our winner for the TGLR June Giveaway! Your Japantown prizes will be sent out shortly! :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Letter Prompt: Encouragement

Do you know anyone that could use a little encouragement? 
For this week's prompt, write them a letter to show your support.
Till next time, happy writing!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

TGLR Giveaways are Back!

Hello there, letter enthusiasts!
Yesterday, I strolled through the shops of Japantown in San Francisco. An impressive amount of squeeing was had over the lovely array of stationery that was available. I picked up a great little bundle of items for the May/June giveaway, which include:

1. Gama-Go set of of 31 postcards
2. Sheet of "Funny Sticker World" stickers
3. Japanese Tea Garden postcard

To enter, please send a note, postcard, or letter to the TGLR P.O. Box (P.O. Box 2998 Citrus Heights, CA 95611-2998). In your note, please include a return address to which the prizes can be mailed, if you end up being the luck winner. Three entries per person. The winner will be drawn on June 21st.
Good Luck and Happy Writing!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

And the winner is...

Congrats to Conell B. of New Jersey for being the winner of TGLR's March Give Away! Your goodies will be sent off to your mailbox shortly!
A HUGE thanks to every letter enthusiast who entered this month. So many great postcards, letters and notes to pour over.
Keep checking back for more give aways, letter enthusiasts! Till next time, happy writing!

Friday, March 6, 2015

March Give-Away!

            Happy Friday, letter enthusiasts! What better way is there to launch the weekend than with the announcement of a TGLR prize give-away? This month's give-away features a letter themed Blue Q pencil pouch (made from 95% post consumer material), a sheet of 20 Vintage Rose USPS Forever stamps, and a flower stamp themed bookmark.

To enter, just send a postcard, note, or letter to TGLR 
(P.O. Box 2998 Citrus Heights, CA 95611-2998),
letting us know that you would like to enter the March give-away. Make sure to include an address that the prize can be mailed to if you are drawn as the winner. You can mail a maximum of three entries. A winner will be drawn on March 31st, 2015. Good luck, letter enthusiasts!