desk covered with mailed envelopes

In 2021 I received 21 letters from InCoWriMo writers. I started receiving them in January and they continued into early March. In some past years, I have not received a single letter, so this is quite impressive! Although in most years, I have received a couple. I attribute receiving more this year because of our…

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B&W illustration of a collection of letters

Are you ready for InCoWriMo 2021? Every February people from around the world send mail to each other via this website. There are usually hundreds of participants leaving their name and address in the comment field hoping to connect with others through a one-time correspondence or, in some cases, regular correspondence. If you’re new to…

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mailed envelope with calligraphy and christmas stamp

I received this unexpected delight in my mailbox recently. It was sent by Stefan from England. I just love the colors, the calligraphy, and the beautiful design. I took a calligraphy class years ago. I think we met for an hour once a week for four to six weeks with lots of practice in between.…

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b&w illustration of simple chair and desk

Part of the charm, for me, of writing letters, is having a favorite writing area where I can get comfy, settle in, and write (or type) postcards and missives to friends, family, and online partners (this includes Postcrossing, SendSomething, and Swap-bot). I am always fascinated to see other people’s writing areas and thought it would…

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illustration of letter writing

Even for an introvert, too much time stuck at home can be a problem. What to do with all of this time? For me, the answer is to write more letters, to write about writing letters, to organize said letters, and to find new uses for old letters. No matter how you say it, it’s…

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postcard

Are you prepared to send postcards on the first ever World Postcard Day this October 1? In anticipation of this event, I ordered these postcards featured at the Christopher Arndt Postcard Company. I plan to begin mailing some in September through October 1, but truthfully, I am always sending postcards as they are such a…

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box contains postcards, letters, envelopes

Our two grandsons are six years old and both live nearby with their families. Like most kids, they enjoy receiving mail, so I thought it would be fun to send them mail regularly. I decided to take it a step further and in the mail I send them, write about recent events going on in…

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front of an envelope with address, stampand postmark

I have so many saved envelopes of mail I’ve received and have been wondering the best way to utilize them. Many of them have a fun and creative design while some are more basic and functional rather than creative. That’s OK. They will all have a new purpose somehow, some way. Sometimes I cut out…

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hands holding envelope surrounded by stamps and stationery

Finding things to do while staying home can be a challenge. But if you’re looking for something to do while reaching out and helping someone else feel less alone, then writing a letter is your absolute best bet! No fancy tools or exotic supplies needed, although if you have them, now is the time to…

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illustration of woman with human sized envelope

Sharing some letter love that I came across in my internet travels and searches. Previously, I shared these types of articles on Facebook as a way of connecting with others interested in letter writing and journal keeping. Now I will regularly post them in a blog post like this. #LifeWithoutFacebook Beatrix Potter’s Love of Letter…

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