Dear Mr. Peterman…

During the last 18 months I have had a renewed interest in old fashioned letter writing. There is something magical about putting pen to paper and letting energy flow as words onto paper. With this heightened desire to pen messages, opportunities appeared to write encouraging letters to people needing cheer and to express gratitude to those who have inspired me on my journey.

So imagine my delight when a company that I have long admired and appreciated offered an Ink and Paper Letter Contest this month through their Facebook page. I was in!

Today’s cold temps and icy conditions encouraged me to tuck myself in this afternoon. I’ve sipped on hot tea, read, and gathered pen and paper to write a letter to Mr. Peterman, of the J Peterman Company.

I have loved this company for many years. The catalogs feature beautifully unique clothing from around the world, captured in colorful drawings. The accompanying text doesn’t just describe the article of clothing, it weaves an imaginative story that enchants.

The above photo is snapped from my most recent catalog. How marvelous to read, “People invariably make assumptions about you based on how you dress, so why not wear things that nudge them in interesting directions?”

The contest the company is sponsoring this month presented me with the opportunity to write Mr. Peterman and express gratitude for the years of inspiration I have received from browsing through the catalogs. Long before I could afford to make a purchase, the gorgeous clothes and fun stories gladdened my heart. Many cutouts from those catalogs adorned my vision boards over the years and sparked expansive dreams.

In the past year, I have made several purchases from The J Peterman Company. The style of clothing appeals to me, with its vintage old world charm and its nod to a more romantic, intriguing era. I continue to look forward to receiving each new publication. J Peterman is still inspiring dreams.

And, the company is fun to follow on Facebook and Instagram. They frequently sponsor contests and I have found them to be very responsive to viewer posts and comments. Their current contest runs through the end of February and every participant wins a prize. Find their Facebook page by searching for The J Peterman Company, and to get details on how to enter. You can check out their website and request a catalog, called an Owner’s Manual, HERE.

Thank you Mr. Peterson, for inspiring dreams and giving my imagination wings. Thank you for encouraging me to travel and have adventures of my own. I am, and will continue to be, your customer for life. And keep those amazing catalogs coming!