Remington Rand Model 5 from Helen's manual typewriter collection

Welcome letter writing enthusiasts and those new and/or rediscovering the joys of letter writing. We celebrate letter writing here daily!

AnchoredScraps letter writing blog encourages old-style correspondence through handwritten letters between kindred souls since 2015

Whether the topic focuses on buying your first fountain pen, downloading a printable for jotting down a few whimsical sentiments, sending a post card, dusting off your typewriter, the joys of selecting vintage or new postage to our envelope cachets, adding to our stationery stash, or simply hand-writing a letter – it’s all fun and a daily journey with a daily blog post by Helen Rittersporn. 

Here you will find ongoing encouragement to regularly carve out a few precious moments to connect with others via “old” styles of correspondence, specifically in letter writing. 

AnchoredScraps Letter Writing Blog encourages old-style correspondence through hand written letters between kindred souls since 2015

In celebration of letter writing, I thank you for joining me on my blog and the daily journey of exploring this topic. 

Here’s to snail-mail!

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Journaling Reflections
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Helen Rittersporn

“life in lower case letters”

When my Dad passed away unexpectedly in January from a very brief illness that evening I stayed up very late and wrote down memories about him.   The several pages of my notes were the basis for his eulogy I was honored to present at the

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Spring Ahead
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Helen Rittersporn

Spring Ahead

When you read today’s title did you think Daylight Savings Time or did you think spring is around the corner?   You would have been right either way as today’s blog is about both! This weekend is Daylight Saving Time 2015 (U.S.) – begins at 2:00 AM

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Helen Rittersporn

Balancing Act

Just as we strive for balance in our professional/personal lives, I find the tagline for this blog also has its own built in balance-o-meter!  The tagline for AnchoredScraps.com is Balancing new technology communication with old-style corresponding.    If we pause and look back at the daily

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Helen Rittersporn

Cherished Letters

The hat is long gone but the box that came with it I cherish!   It is full of old letters, some tied with grosgrain ribbons and stacked carefully together and others tossed into my old Neiman-Marcus hat box.  Over the years some letters have

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Enjoying Whimsy
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Helen Rittersporn

Enjoying Whimsy

This morning I was struck by how windy it is – and paused, of course!   It’s the month of March and time for Kite Flying!  Some of my favorite photos are from everyday life – where we have paused to stop and enjoy the here

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Helen Rittersporn

Timing Is Everything

In six months’ time the calendar will be approaching the Labor Day Holiday weekend. Between now and then the following are in the queue:  Daylight Savings, St. Patrick’s Day, April Fool’s Day, Easter, Passover, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Father’s Day,

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Helen Rittersporn

Sew Much to Know

What’s in a card?   I’m in the process of investigating merging the use of an embroidery sewing machine with my scrapbooking card stock to make gorgeous cards to send to friends and family, to use the embroidered card stock items as embellishments.    … Digital

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Helen Rittersporn

March right up!

Welcome to the month of March 2015!    We have the   opportunity right now that you and I can do a little planning for the month. Today if you will take a few minutes look to see if there are any birthdays this month

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Milestones