Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Month of Letters

When is the last time you wrote a real, paper letter?  And mailed it through "snail mail?"  I used to write to my Aunts and Uncles once a month on the 15th.  January 15 was my Aunt Dot's birthday and I wrote to her each month on the 15th.  I went into work 10 minutes early on the 15th to use my (at that time!) fancy IBM Selectric typewriter.  When I got my first computer, I started personalizing the letter and printing out a copy for others.  Since all but two of that generation is now gone, I've pretty much stopped writing.

Enter Mary Robinetter Kowal and her "Month of Letters" challenge.  The challenge is to mail at least one item through the mail every day (except Sundays and the President's Day holiday).  Your "letter" can be  a postcard, a letter, a picture, or a cutting from a newspaper, or -- quilters, a fabric swatch!

Then write back to everyone who writes to you! This can count as one of your mailed items.

Did you ever have a pen pal?  Want to be mine?  Email me a mdyerall @ gmail dot com and I promise to write (a real, paper letter) to you!

1 comment:

  1. what a good idea! I read a post about "Moon letter" a challenge, and it sounds so interesting. I regret that I am not from USA and my postal costs will be too much. Maybe I made ​​my own challenge here in Serbia:)
    Good luck :)


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