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Kathy Zadrozny
Interests: a warm bed, antique cameras, art history, avocados, cheep beer, early morning pancakes, fried bananas, graphic design, Monty Python, old kitchen appliances, pantone colors, polaroids, sleeping in late, soda floats, sushi, the smell of gasoline, the smell of sawdust, typography, vinyl records
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Bunch a flowers. Bunch of bunches of flowers. Yawn. These are nice stamps. These are safe stamps. I'm not saying that I'm not gonna buy them. Sometimes all I need is a flower in the right colorway to make an... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Letter Writers Alliance
The Night Mail is a British documentary from 1936 about the mail train from London to Scotland. The film is considered one of the best of its kind, including novel techniques, a complicated score, and a poem by W. H.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Letter Writers Alliance
We are all in on the blue and gold, folks. There's two new products in the member shop today. First up are our new pencils. We had these custom printed by the good people at C.W. Pencil Enterprise. The blue... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at Letter Writers Alliance
Hello lovely members. Kathy and I have updated the Frequently Asked Questions section of the website. Having some problems with remembering your password? Don't know how to get another pen pal? Check here first! If you still are perplexed by... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Letter Writers Alliance
One of the most delightful things in my letter writing life is when pen pals send me newspaper clippings along with their letters. It's a double whammy of ephemera & nostalgia. Recently, my pal Grace N. sent over an article... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Letter Writers Alliance
Awesome job Michael! I love the site. My only note is that you want to use the word stationery instead of stationary. Any easy way to remember the difference is that the word envelope starts with an e. Again, great work on the site!
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2017 on Paleophilatelie at Letter Writers Alliance
I heart dinosaurs. I heart stamps. I heart this website of all things dinosaurs and stamps. Paleophilatelie is a "collection of images of various Philatelic objects related to Paleontology and Paleoanthropology." If you love topical stamp collecting, this is a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at Letter Writers Alliance
Yesterday, Kathy and I had a great discussion with Chandra Greer, the owner of GREER, about Dr. Phyllis Chesler's book Letters to a Young Feminist. Give this book to your sons and daughters is pretty much our consensus. Join us... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at Letter Writers Alliance
Hi Cathy, I didnt add fold lines on this. Those instructions refer to the stamps Kevin designed himself, but just send the prints in either a flat envelope (9X12) or fold in thirds into a business size envelope. I get my perforated and gummed paper from the Olathe Post. Cheers, Donovan
The first member download for the 10th Anniversary goodies is up! I designed these artistamps to adorn your envelopes and stationery with the proper amount of ceremonial fanfare in celebration of a decade of letter writing here at the L.W.A.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Letter Writers Alliance
All of our downloads moved here: You can get the desktop over here:
Lori, It sounds like you are having a browser issue with our website. The website has issues loading the password prompt on older browsers, which is what it seems like your older iPhone is running. You may only be able to view our website on your computer. -Kathy
Booooo. Ok, lemme fix that. TRY IT NOW!
We've added times and details to our party pages for Los Angeles and Chicago. This month is going to be full of commemorative free downloads and new products and all types of letter writing fun! I can't wait. I do... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at Letter Writers Alliance
Need a reminder where you left off in the latest L.W.A. book club pick? The House That Lars Built blog has a free downloadable bookmark that's perfect for you. And me. And everyone who loves letters. How sweet. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at Letter Writers Alliance
Come celebrate 10 years of having the Letter Writers Alliance with us! So far, we've scheduled two celebrations, one here in Chicago and one out west in sunny Los Angeles. There's more details coming soon, but for now, pencil in... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at Letter Writers Alliance
Saturday, May 13th is the date for this year's Stamp Out Hunger food drive. This drive is the single largest single-day drive and over a billion pounds of food since its start in 1993. The National Association of Letter Carriers... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at Letter Writers Alliance
We're starting to dip our toes into video production here at L.W.A.H.Q. We thought you might enjoy this little tour of where we put together all our letter writing goodness to send to you. We are hard at work on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at Letter Writers Alliance
The Lady Parts Justice League are a personal favorite of mine. I especially love how they are commemorating the work of women on their Instagram account. Kudos to the designer Samantha for the series and to everyone at LPJL for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Letter Writers Alliance
I think that is out of date. I recommend looking it up online to verify.
The L.W.A. supports International Women's Day and the Day Without a Woman strike today. These women were part of the Civil Service in Britain in 1901. They worked hard to achieve that status. We continue their work. P.S. If you're... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at Letter Writers Alliance
The original membership was only the member card and a button. Weve upgraded over the years.
Toggle Commented Oct 5, 2016 on The Bright Side Project at Letter Writers Alliance
Join the L.W.A. and Evil Supply Co. for an afternoon of cunningly crafted mail art in celebration of the Halloween Holiday! We'll have all the supplies necessary to make your letters for this month as ooky and spooky as postally... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at Letter Writers Alliance
Hello L.W.A. readers and members. Out of respect for the victims and families of the Orlando shooting, we've canceled the video portion of the #LWASocial. We're still writing letters. We encourage you to use the rest of the social to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at Letter Writers Alliance
The Internet of Postal Things is a think-tank at the U.S. Postal Inspector General's Office for the possibilities within the realms of postal power using today's technology. This video paints a pretty comprehensive picture of how their vision of the... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at Letter Writers Alliance