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social letter writing

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Naco

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PAL-SAC stationary

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Naco Gallery Cafe

Sometimes, I do manage to get out of the house on cold days. Cold nights even.

Monday night was very cold, but it didn't stop Jaime and I from going to a letter-writing social activity club (PAL-SAC)! I used to write a lot of letters to my friends, but it has been hard to find the time to do it these days. When Jaime mentioned this event, I knew I wanted to go!

It was held at the adorable Naco Gallery Cafe, and they still had their Christmas decorations up (which I loved, because I am a little sad the the holidays are over). I managed to write one letter to my good friend in Norway, and then Jaime and I just chatted the night away.

The next one is on January 24th, and you can pay-what-you-can for really adorable stationary. Writing on good stationary is half the fun of writing letters!

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It is so good!

27 comments:

  1. Hi there, oh it's so nice to receive letters from old friends, and to write to old friends. Nowadays it's only e-mails and if one's lucky enough cards on special occassions. I DO miss it a lot, since I was a fanatic letter writer. Great activity dear :) way to go !!!

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  2. Your photos make me wanna run out and get a set of those letter printing blocks right now! I love the idea of snail mails, I guess it's the fact that someone bothered to get an envelope, stick a stamp on it and make it to the post office for you.

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  3. Wow, what a brilliant idea... I might try to start something like this with my friends!

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  4. What a great idea :) yay

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  5. That's a cute idea! I love those stamps :)

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  6. A girl after my own heart. I love writing letters and NACO sounds like the perfect place to do it. It's events like those that make me miss Toronto.

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  7. what an amazing event! this sounds too cool.

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  8. I'm so happy to see this writing club take off. I hope more events like these pop up in an around the city!

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  9. Sounds like you had a great time Celine! I heard about this event recently on the radio and thought it sounded like a super idea. Over the holidays my cousin (who's living in BC) and I agreed to resume writing each other letters, so maybe this event is a good opportunity for it!

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  10. Hmm, I may need to start a get-together like that over here! I quite fancy letter writing myself, but only have the time to write about one person.

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  11. It was completely worth the freezing cold walk to Naco! More letter writing soon! xo

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  12. This is why I love Toronto. Where else would you find a letter writing club!? I'd love to write more snail mails.

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  13. Thanks for reminding me! I'm making stationaries right now!!

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  14. What a neat idea! I'm such a letter writing junkie. I actually went to an event similar to this in San Fran when I lived there last year. So nice. One cool letter writing site to check out is www.thingsunsaidproject.wordpress.com.

    Keep up the good work!

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  15. Hand written letters are so special and rare these days. I love your photos of this awesome-sounding event!

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  16. Nice one....been wondering also if I'll write a formal letter to my husband in Afghanistan..Its been a long time since a write something on a paper.I only just send him emails.Wouldn't be sweet if I write him a letter?

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  17. What a cool event! I miss letter writing...

    Lauren
    www.laurensthoughts.com

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  18. really, a letter writing club? that sounds pretty fun!

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  19. This is SUCH a good idea. I'm gonna bug my favourite bar to do something like this!

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  20. it's a brilliant idea! a letter-writing-cafe! we have sewing-cafés, internet-bars, but this is definitely an idea i'm keeping in mind!

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  21. I love the idea of this! And what an awesome setting! Thanks for sharing and the photos.

    Jackie
    www.Letterandjournals.com

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  22. What a great idea -- i want to go to one!

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  23. LOVE this and now I am hoping to start a chapter in my area. Heard abut this on CBC Radio today and did a search for letter writing cafes in Toronto and came across your blog. Nice work!

    Come over and visit me at The Letter Writing Revolution: www.theletterwritingrevolution.blogspot.com

    Julie
    Ottawa Valley

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  24. This is such a tremendous art to refresh and reinvent in our society today! Is there anything like this in Vancouver Proper?

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  25. Letter-writing has always been one of my passion and I mean hand written letters for this matter. But with texts and emails just around, I really regret to say that letter-writing has lost its touch.

    -admin

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