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. 

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Helen Rittersporn

Scrapbooking resources: Panstoria & pixels2Pages

In the Scrapbooking Section on my Notes page it includes Panstoria and pixels2Pages, resources I have found helpful.   Today I wanted to provide a brief overview on both. Panstoria is the company that developed Creative Memories (CM) Storybook Creator and Memory Manager which I had owned for many years.

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Helen Rittersporn

Behind the AnchoredScraps.com Banner

Have you been curious about what’s on the banner on the home page of AnchoredScraps.com? When looking at the home page the blog entries cover up a lot of the items that are part of the banner. Today’s blog post is showcasing the photo with all of the

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Journaling Reflections
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
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
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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