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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Summer of Stamps Virtual Festival FDC featuring Queen stamps
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Helen Rittersporn

“Summer of Stamps Virtual Festival” July 9 to August 18

The “Summer of Stamps Virtual Festival” is kicking off today, July 9, and runs to August 18, 2020. The month-long stamp celebration is wonderful seeing organizations “including the American Philatelic Society (APS), the British Library Philatelic Collections and London’s The Postal Museum”. “Summer of

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Sea Green Mailbag Tote
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Helen Rittersporn

Sea Green Mailbag Tote

Seeing the Sea Green Mailbag Tote AND the Coin Pouch over at the Postal Store is catching my attention as they are both made out of repurposed mail sacks. Image USPS SKU 843243 In addition, when looking through the new USPS Summer Cheer Catalog

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Time for backups
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Helen Rittersporn

Time for Backups!

On this Monday, I find it compelling to share it is Time for Backups!  Happy Monday! While I’m now off the phone and in the queue with technical support, I’m taking the time NOW to write and post for today. There is nothing like

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By the Sea Seashell Stationery
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Helen Rittersporn

By the Sea Seashell Stationery

Cooper is home and we are thinking of sand in July and finding the By the Sea Seashell Stationery. It is looking like a perfect letter writing note card. We are beginning with this set that arrives in the snail mail. It is not

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Bicentennial First Day of Issue 1976 cachet covers
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Helen Rittersporn

Bicentennial First Day of Issue 1976 cachet covers

The Bicentennial First Day of Issue 1976 cachet covers is our kickoff on this Happy July 4th, 2020! If you are new to my daily blog, my letter writing enthusiasm includes stamps and stamp collecting. They are part of my interests with putting pen

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BlueMountain July 4th ecard Have A Blast Interactive
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Helen Rittersporn

BlueMountain July 4th ecard Have A Blast Interactive

Among the BlueMountain July 4th ecards it includes their Have A Blast Interactive one. Getting to see vitual fireworks to the Star Spangled Banner playing as you tap each of the four rockets is fun. BlueMountain July 4th ecards Over at BlueMountain.com there is a

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