InCoWriMo Day 2

basket of stamped mail

Day 1 of InCoWriMo is complete.  Now on to Day 2. For the first day, I had selected a letter from my 2020 /21  basket of received letters from InCoWriMo and SendSomething.net (only on Facebook currently as a closed group). I have also put together a basket of note cards, stationery, and postcards that I…

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InCoWriMo 2022

illustration of girl running with letter to mailbox

  International Correspondence Writing Month (InCoWriMo) is February. I’ve had a few people reach out to ask if I’ve heard anything about the 2022. Here’s the website info I found: InCoWriMo Address Exchange 2022 I belong to the Facebook Group for InCoWriMo too.  One of the FB admins was creating a list of addresses to…

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Postage Rate Increase August 29

uncle sam on bicycle stamp

Some postage rates common to letter writers are increasing in just a few weeks for the second time this year. Regular first-class mail will increase from .55 to .58. Additional ounces will remain at .20 per ounce. The postcard rate for regular size postcards in the US will go from .36 to .40. I didn’t…

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Time to Write a Letter

illustration of girl running with letter to mailbox

I love mail! Getting mail. Sending mail. Buying stamps. Perusing stationery sets and new note card sets. Writing letters and postcards. Reading and saving letters and postcards. It’s a wonderful hobby! One of the many positive factors for being a letter writer is that you can do it as much or as little as you’d…

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Letter Writing Ebbs and Flows

I have been a letter writer for over 50 years and I’ve seen the ebbing and flowing of this hobby throughout my life. Changes in life sometimes opens up the path to letter writing, while at other times they close it down. Moving, starting a new job, going back to school, starting a family, heartbreak…

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Pen Pal Kits on Etsy

Etsy is a wonderland of stationery and ephemera goodness including fun and unique postcards, papers, posters, postcards, envelopes and so much more! I recently connected with Lea Cadisch, owner of Postcards & Stories Etsy shop (Switzerland). She has a wonderful assortment of stationery and pen pal goodies that she ships for free. Lea was kind…

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InCoWriMo 2021 Recap

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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InCoWriMo February 2021

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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A Lovely Letter in My Mailbox

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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