• Make Your Snail Mail Beautiful

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    Hand written letters are something extraordinary. Picking up your favourite pen, choosing ink and paper, then sitting down to scribe a side (or 5) to someone close to your heart. They brighten your day to receive them and can be a stress reliever to write.
    You’re likely to write about things you would never think of, if you were typing or texting. Make your snail mail beautiful by following these fun ideas. STAMPS So you’ve got to add a stamp or your snail mail isn’t going anywhere! But don’t…
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  • Digital Detox

    In our frenetic modern world, it’s important to be able to unwind, but with technology so integral to our lives it can be difficult to switch off, to move away from the screens and take a much needed break. However, this constant attachment to technology
    and our 24/7 society promoting a need for continuous productivity, we are deprived of any real down time. This is seriously detrimental to our mental health and our social lives. In the build up to National Unplugging Day on June 25th, when…
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  • Writing to the World - Toby Little's Story

    In June 2013, 5-year-old Toby Little was walking to school. Inspired by a children's book (A Letter to New Zealand, by Alison Hawes), he asked his Mum if he could write a letter to New Zealand, followed immediately by the question whether he could
    write a letter to every country in the world. Over the summer, Toby began writing - first to family friends, then to friends of friends, and finally to complete strangers, as the story of his project made it around the globe. Nearly three years later,…
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  • Handwritten letters which made history

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    Letters have been playing a crucial part in history for thousands of years. The first ever handwritten letter was thought to have been sent by the Persian Queen Atossa in around 500 BC, according to the ancient historian Hellanicus. Their popularity
    as a way of sending messages grew as more people became literate. Although electronic forms of communication have now largely taken over from the handwritten letter, it still holds a place close to our hearts. Research carried out by Pen Heaven found…
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