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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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Normally on holidays, I like to find a fun, vintage postcard to post. My search this year lead me to this article on Collector's Weekly about "Vinegar Valentines." As a non-Valentine fan (I'm not sentimental and am annoyed by sappiness;... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Letter Writers Alliance
Here in the frozen tundra of Chicago (I kid, I kid. It was above freezing today! Shorts weather!) the ice and snow accumulation can be a hassle. We'd like to remind you that you need to clear snow and ice... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at Letter Writers Alliance
Christmas came early, folks! Check out the stamp preview for 2018. Dragons! Mr. Rodgers! Magic! I love them. I am really, really excited. Which are your favorites? 2017 releases pale in comparison. Here's to buying lots of stamps next year! Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2017 at Letter Writers Alliance
Cassie, If you don't get an error when you login, then you are all set. The people who need to contact us will get a message saying their account is not connected.
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2017 on New Member Login! at Letter Writers Alliance
Joe, I just resent your account invite to you. It is possible your edu email is bouncing or junk mailing the emails. Sometimes it takes about 3 hours for emails to go through when you have institutional servers to work through.
Toggle Commented Nov 8, 2017 on New Member Login! at Letter Writers Alliance
Oriana, you'll need to create an account first here: After you do that, I'll be able to link up your account.
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2017 on New Member Login! at Letter Writers Alliance
Hey all, we have upgraded our member's login so that you now have individual accounts. What does this mean for you? Login Upgrade Perks: A unique password that you choose! Passwords can now be reset Option to store your shipping... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Letter Writers Alliance
Some of you follow me on Instagram (thanks!) for my mail pictures and the occasional cat, and you may have noticed #ghostpost and #hexmail. There's a internet that happens in October called "Inktober". The idea is that participants post a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Letter Writers Alliance
In case you missed us, here are the two latest videos from our YouTube channel. We run a book club quarterly and run virtual socials when the fancy takes us. We list all of our live broadcasts on our events... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at Letter Writers Alliance
(Above envelope by Jean Pellerin,First Place, Over 18 and Beyond category, 2016) The illustrator Edward Gorey was quite the mail artist in his time. In his honor, the Edward Gorey House hosts an annual mail art contest. The contest is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at Letter Writers Alliance
It has been a bad hurricane season. From Harvey, to Irma and now the aftermath of Maria, the U.S.P.S. is working to restore service to affected areas. The above photo is from flooding in a postal facility due to Irma.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at Letter Writers Alliance
We missed you at our at our anniversary parties. Let's all get together via the internet and write some mail with one another, to one another, for one another! The Virtual Social will last the whole day of October 22nd... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at Letter Writers Alliance
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!