To celebrate a new decade, I’d like to begin by introducing a new blog I’ve started by the name of Letterheady. I shall steal the description straight from the site as I’m unable to muster a fresh alternative…

1. overcome by a strong emotion due to a letterhead design.

Much like its sibling, Letters of Note, Letterheady is an online homage to offline correspondence; specifically letters. However, here at Letterheady we don’t care about the letter’s content. Just its design.

As well as being a great place to showcase interesting letterheads already featured here on Letters of Note (minus the text), this new site actually serves another purpose for me as it offers a home to letters which have constantly frustrated me since starting Letters of Note: those which are aesthetically fascinating due to their design but either unremarkable in terms of written content or absent of any content at all. It’s a simple blog to digest and I hope you’ll grow to love the idea as much as I already do. Submissions are welcome – but moderated – and for those who aren’t fans of the concept: don’t fret. Letterheady will not affect Letters of Note in any way.

Speaking of submissions, they’re still very much appreciated here on Letters of Note. Admittedly the queue is long and it may take a while for the letter to be featured, but don’t let that stop you from sending in any correspondence you think may be appreciated by others. Failing that, feel free to nominate us for a 2010 Bloggie before next Tuesday so we can reach a wider audience. The more people know about us, the more potential there is for previously unseen correspondence to come our way.

Finally, I’ve added a PayPal link on the left-hand side of this site (under ‘Support Us’) for those who wish to, and are able to, donate. All such donations are hugely appreciated and will go some way to help fill the income-gap created by my unending obsession with letters. Thanks!

Oh, and Happy New Year!