In a world where computers and the internet are ruling, handwritten letters are vying to make a comeback. However, with a dozen (or more) plates spinning at once, no time to run to the post office, and the ease of Twitter and email, fewer people are dedicated to the time handwritten letters demand. Postmark Society is about to change up the game.
Take a virtual look around you. Everywhere you turn there’s someone you’ve met and connected with in the blogger world. You know them through blog posts and 140 characters, but don’t you want to know a little bit more about what they love and where they find inspiration? Maybe you want to help encourage them to keep doing what they love? Through Postmark Society you’re going to be able to do that.
Postmark Society or P.S. – is a pen pal group for bloggers created by bloggers (specifically, myself, Christie from Bedsidesign and Kate from Striped Cat Studio). If you love getting and sending snail mail, making new friends, and growing your personal blog community, then P.S. is perfect for you. We’re here to connect you to your next best friend (or maybe even contributor). However, we’re also here to hopefully encourage you to reach out to your existing friends to connect in a timeless manner.
So, now you’re probably wondering how you can get involved, right? All you have to do is head over to our Postable address book and enter your contact details. It’s just a few easy steps! We’ll need to have your mailing address & email so please make sure to include these items. If you live outside of the U.S. please feel free to sign up for the Postmark Society. We will do our best to match you up with another international blogger. On May 15 we will email you with the person you’ll be in contact with as well as the details of getting started! However, there’s more!
In case you haven’t noticed, the three of us are huge stationery fans! So, we decided to offer a Postmark Society starter kit to the first six bloggers that sign up. We’ll each be picking our favorite stationery items (pens, cards, washi tape, and possibly more!) to get you started. Retail for each kit will be $25. (*The kits are offered only to the first six bloggers who sign up for Postmark Society and are residents of the US. Sorry international friends!) Our freaking amazing pals over at Postable are sponsoring our starter kits, too, and we are super pumped. Sign up, participate and maybe you will get some goodies from us!
Believe it or not though, that’s not it, either!
In case you don’t recognize her work from the image above, we’ve also decided to partner with the super amazing and lovely Laura Walczak! Laura is a graphic designer + letterpress lover. Since she opened her shop in October 2011, Laura has sold over 200 of her utterly gorgeous return address stamps! (More fun information about Laura will come later!) Laura has been so kind to giveaway one of her lovely stamps to one lucky Postmark Society participant! You can enter to win the stamp of your choice below! The winner will be announced on May 2nd! *Please know that you must have signed up to be a Postmark Society participant to be qualified for this giveaway. We will double check before we announce the winner.
Good luck to those that enter, and don’t forget to sign up for Postmark Society!