Writing Letters for 30 Days - The #write_on Campaign

In just under two weeks I will once again be participating in the #write_on campaign, "a mission driven campaign to promote joy, creativity, expression, and connection through hand-written correspondence".  It is sponsored by Egg Press and Hello!LuckyMohawk and Sakura - challenging everyone to write 30 letters in 30 days during April which is National Letterwriting Month.  As a true lover of snail mail I will be partaking in what will be my third year doing this challenge and I encourage you as well to take time in April to send just a little bit more mail.

Writing 30 letters/cards/notes in 30 days can seem daunting, so here are some things I'm doing to prepare and organize for #write_on.  I hope these tips are helpful to you as you may be challenging yourself to write more handwritten notes and letters.

  • Purchase stamps ahead of time - that way I can drop my letters/cards in any mailbox anywhere I am.
  • Gather some fun pens and markers to make my notes very colorful.
  • Look through my stickers to see which ones would be good to decorate the back of envelopes with.
  • Gather notecards and envelopes I already have - you may be surprised at what you have hidden in drawers.
  • Look through paper supply for colored pieces of paper that would make fun notes - no need to always buy fancy stationery.
  • Make a list of those I want to send mail to in the month of April - then once I've sent them mail I put a little check mark next to their name to remember who I've sent something to.
  • Gather addresses for friends and family members - this is also a great way to make sure that you have current contact information for those who are important in your life.
  • Look through stacks of recipes and magazine articles you have set aside - refresh your memory on who you meant to send them to.


Also helpful: Reasons to Write/Send Snail Mail:

  • Send a packet of seeds to someone for their summer garden
  • Thank someone for being a part of your life
  • Put a smile on someone's face and make their day
  • Mail someone a fun recipe you found
  • Send a photograph you found that made you think of them
  • Send a Happy Birthday Card
  • Mail a magazine article that made you think of them
  • Send a page from a coloring book to a kid (or adult) in your life - stress reliever!
  • Mail the weekly crossword puzzle to someone for fun
  • Send a friendly note to someone who has recently moved
  • Write your parents and thank them for all they've done for you in life
  • Make your own postcard and mail it to a friend
  • Write a note to someone you haven't seen in some time to let them know you're thinking of them
  • Write the company of a product you love and support - let them know how awesome it is
  • Write a small business owner and encourage them to follow their passions/dreams/goals
  • Write a family member who lives out of state and let them know what is going on in your life
  • Write an old college roommate and share a fond memory you have with them


Want a letter in April?  Send me an email at abby@raindroppaperie.com with your mailing address and I'd love to send you some snail mail!


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