Thursday, July 14, 2016

Pen to Paper: What I Have Learned - Length of Letters & Paper

Good Morning everyone! Hope you have been having a good summer so far! It is getting to the point of being too hot to write letters outside here, but thankfully I am heading to a cooler climate for a getaway soon and will be able to write some letters and postcards from there.
Today I am going to continue with my theme of posts about what I have learned in the past year of serious letter writing.  So way back when I talked about Stationery Paper, I did prefer to used the A5 sized paper but with the more letter writing I do and the more I get to know my pen pals, I am finding that I need more paper. 
I originally had a subscription to La Papierre which delivered sets of A5 stationery every month.  While I totally enjoyed this and was inspired by the wide variety of cute papers to write on, I started finding that 4 pages of each wasn't enough and I ended up having to match coordinating sets to write my letters.  Many of my letters now are topping out at 6, 8 or even 10 pages of the A5 paper.  I have started writing on letter sized paper but it is few and far between to find nice sets (especially lined because I need those lines desperately).
I still get most of my stationery from Etsy, because I love the wide variety (my current favorite shop is Kind Words Stationery which has fountain pen friendly and insanely adorable stationery). I have found nice full page sized papers in the stationery/card area of Target too.  I have also tried taking normal notebook paper (actually it is fountain pen friendly paper - Clairefontaine I think) and stamped on it to cute it up a little. 
It goes without saying that you can write your letters on anything you like, I have used cute little memo papers before, and am in the process of creating my own die cut paper for one too. You can send your thoughts and love on anything you like.
How long are your letters usually? What type or size paper do you like to use?


  1. I love that you write letters. I think it is a lost art. I used to write my aunt and uncle a lot, but since my uncle died, I haven't done it as much. I should pick it up again. I also have a friend that moved to California, and it would be fun to send her letters. It is always fun to get a letter in the mail.

    1. I have really enjoyed writing letters and finding new friendships through them. You don't have to write a lot of letters, I have a pen pal that I only exchange a letter about every other month.