Writing Letters for 30 Days - The #write_on Campaign March 19 2017
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!Lucky, Mohawk 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address and I'd love to send you some snail mail!