February…the month of letter writing.
For anyone wanting to dabble in letter writing, no time like the month of February to give it a try.
In less then two weeks things are going to get a little postal.
- International Correspondence Writing Month or more fondly known as InCoWrMo. Eric Orozco shared with me that he started this idea in January of 2013 as a way to legitimize his fountain pen habit (a kindred soul no doubt) and get others involved in the lost art of letter writing. So far over 474 participants from 30+ countries are getting their pens and paper ready for Feb 1st. Won’t you join them?
- Month of Letters began in September 2010 when Mary Robinette Kowal took a vacation from the Internet for a month. She invited those that wanted to stay in touch do so via a handwritten letter. What’s really fun is that you can earn badges for sending out mail. Sign up to send a piece of mail every day the postal service runs in the month of February.
- And although not limited to the month of February, #52Letters has started and runs the whole year long.
- For those of you who may be interested in additional letter writing opportunities and snail mail exchanges, there are lots out there; just find the one that’s best for you.
Remember, February is the shortest month of the year, so easy-peasy, right? On your pens. Get your paper ready, get set, and go!
Do you know of any other letterwriting related projects/activities happening in February?
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