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July 2011 Newsletter

Welcome to the July edition of the Letters & Journals monthly e-newsletter! This month you'll notice we have two contests where you can win lots of great prizes. We've been very fortunate with sponsors keeping us generously supplied with a terrific assortment of product. As long as that keeps happening, we will gladly give it away!

From These Pieces, Something Whole
From My Last Journal Living In Montauban

By Kelli Billstein (July 2011)

Living in Montauban, France on a student’s stipend, I learned to stretch my euros. One way I did this was by training my eyes to scan the ground for useful dross and dregs, which enabled me to spend the majority of my income on food, wine, and travel. My pockets were always filled with buttons, stubs of pencil, and other ephemera.

Occasionally I found bigger treasures. My mother would have been appalled to discover that the large iron pot that I used to cook my food in was salvaged from the recycling bin. Don’t worry—I boiled at least four pots of water... (More)


Stationery Store Contest

What is your favorite stationery store? Do you have one in your neighborhood or is there one you visit every time you travel to a certain city?

Now I want to hear from you on which ones you recommend or would like to visit based on recommendations of others.

Leave a comment on the store database page on the website to be entered to win
a small prize package consisting of 1 set of notecards, 1 pen, 1 journal, 5 new stamps and 2 new postcards. Contest deadline August 14, 2011.

Newsletter Only Contest

Letters & Journals is giving away one package of ephemera including:
  • used stamps
  • old postcards
  • new postcards
  • old envelopes
  • library cards
  • stickers
  • copies of old photos
  • and MORE

Just send an email to Jackie (at) LettersandJournals (dot) com.

Contest deadline is August 10, 2011. The winner will be notified by email and announced on the website.