This February is International Correspondence Writing Month, or InCoWriMo 2017. It’s one letter written, every day (see the details here). In January I planned to write a letter every day and only missed three days, so I thought I would join the international efforts and continue on in February. If all goes well, I will likely keep it going forward. I do a lot of handwritten thank you notes for work, and find the process relaxing. Nothing like getting a cup of coffee, a pen, nice paper and sitting down to share life.
Now, I do have friends and family I write to on a somewhat regular basis. But perhaps it’s weird for them to get so many letters, and might put pressure on them to feel like they need to write back (they don’t need to!), so I picked up a few addresses for other people who are participating in InCoWriMo 2017 and am sending them letters, too including a few overseas. I’m also not limiting myself to just regular people. I’ve sent letters to my representatives, and this week penned one to the US Postmaster General (incidentally, the first ever female Postmaster General, the Honorable Megan Brennan).
I also find that writing lots of letters is a good way to use up my collection of letter-writing paraphernalia. I have a nice collection of fountain pens and ink (check out Goulet Pens), stationery and washi tape. I have a seal and glue-gun sealing wax (if you are interested, this is a great place to order from…love them!).
If you aren’t up for doing a letter every day, you should still take the opportunity to sit down and write one or two this month. There is something nice about the old-fashioned type of social media. And wouldn’t one of your loved ones enjoy opening the mailbox and getting something more than just bills and junk mail?