The Letter Writing Revolution

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cool Stationery

I have always had a fascination with the humble snowflake. I mean snow is amazing except when you have to drive through a blizzard at night. Here in the Ottawa Valley, we tend to see a good amount of snow between December and March and although it gets tiresome by mid-February, it really is a beautiful thing. I often wonder what it must be like for those who grow up in parts of the world that never get snow. What is like when they move to Canada and experience their first winter?

Over Christmas, while shopping, I came across a book that was filled with microscopic photographs of snowflakes. It was unbelievable to see the detail of each snowflake and to see the variety of "species" of snowflakes. Who knew? I have a friend who loves snowflakes and so I had to get the book for her as a gift. Not long after, my sister introduced me to the photography of Ben Anderman, a local man who also is interested in photographing snowflakes among other things. He takes close-up shots of snowflakes on his woolen mittens. He creates notecards of his photographs which I have fallen in love with.

One of Ben's snowflake photographs!

If you have fallen in love with this interesting stationery, you can visit his website and purchase these and other notecards from him. I am always looking for unique ways to send a letter or a note.


  1. Checking out your blogs this a.m. after being away for 4 days...thinking I may have forgotten to mention the beautiful "snowflake" card in my last letter. Great "all about love" comments on the 14th. Take care of Julie!!!!!

  2. That is a beautiful picture!! I also "try" to take photos of snowflakes. Though, I have never tried it on wool mittens.

  3. Wow! That snowflake photo is fabulous! Snowflakes are so amazing.

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