I know I was supposed to announce the winner of the Annual Crane Insider Stationery Wardrobe Giveaway just after Black Friday, but it seems that all this holiday stuff got in the way.
Our winner is James Porter, who wrote:
“My mother trained me to write thank you notes for every gift received for Christmas or a birthday; however, at some point I learned to write them truly as thanks instead of avoiding a punishment.
I’m not your typical user of stationery. Most 22-year-old males who just graduated from college and are barely out of the fraternity house don’t write many handwritten letters; although, all my friends who know me well know my love of a handwritten note and love of stationery. In fact, I was in New York City two months ago for job training and the only souvenir I brought home was some Crane stationery from the retail store in the city. I love to write friends who working at camps or in the armed forces, and have recently bought a wax seal to seal my letter the real old fashioned way.
I would love to get to some of the ACISWG to send notes to friends and family. It sounds cheesy but writing letters is truly a way I love and serve those whom I care about or are in need of an encouraging note. My generation seems to have lost the art of handwritten correspondence but I do my best to bring it back in style one letter at a time. Thanks!”
Thank you James! Please e-mail me at peter dot hopkins at comcast dot net.
And thanks to all who took the time to send in your comments. I spend a lot of time thinking and writing about writing and stationery and other such stuff. I was truly impressed and humbled by all that you wrote. I wish I had something to give each and every one of you.