Sunday, December 11, 2011

Holiday Journal Donations

Holiday Journal Donations

Journaling has been an important part of my life since at least the 6th grade.  It was my best friend when I mistakenly thought I had no friends. I could cry into my journal and still appear strong to the outside world.  Mostly, it helped me work through emotional issues when professional help was unavailable to me.  Whenever I encounter a troubled youth, I suggest journaling and professional help. I'm sure some of you have had similar experiences.  Maybe that’s why I collect (hoard) so many journals.

For years, I have wanted to donate my unused journals but could not find the avenue for donating them. Thank goodness for Fresh Air Fund Holiday Drive in New York  Among the gifts on their "wish list" are writing journals and diaries.  Well, that’s right up my alley.

I picked 10 black journals and decorated them with silver ribbon and added a disposable fountain pen. I will remove my fingerprints before gifting them. :)

I added a label to each of the journals which readsThis Journal Belongs To ______________”.  I used a rubber stamp of a fountain pen at the top of the label.  I have to work on centering the rubber stamp for the inside label. 

I hope they like them.


  1. That's so sweet! They look fab!

  2. Hi there,
    First time EVER commenting on a blog! I was wondering if anyone can tell me where to get a rubber stamp of a fountain pen like the once used for the jounal page? My dad is an AVID fountain pen collector and I would love to make some cards for him!
    Thanks, in advance, for your help!

  3. I'm so sorry for my delayed response. You can purchase the stamp from an on-line store called 100 Proof Press. Here is the link.

    I found the site after I purchased the stamp at a store called The Ink Pad.

    I've also seen fountain pen rubber stamps on the Etsy website.

    Hope this is helpful.

  4. The links don't seem to work. Try going to and typing "fountain pen" in the search area. You'll see the stamp in the picture, as well as a larger stamp.

    Go to and type "fountain pen rubber stamp" and you'll see 3 stamps.