How To InCoWriMo in 2024

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It’s never too early to make your plan for International Correspondence Writing Month (InCoWriMo). While I’m not looking for additional writing pals, I do love sending and receiving mail so I participate in this annual challenge. And as a Leap Year, 2024 will have 29 days instead of 28.

The challenge is to send a piece of mail every day in February. Your list of recipients can be anyone.

woman's hands writing a letter, illustrated, desk has coffee, letters, pens and more

There’s an InCoWriMo website and a Facebook page where you can find addresses and post your own if you’d like.

You don’t have to send to people in the program. You can send to whomever you want. I count my regular mail as part of the challenge – people to whom I’m writing anyway, maybe sending a birthday or valentine card to, or just a regular piece of correspondence. Some participants like to send to new, unknown-to-them recipients . And, of course, others who have signed up for the challenge already know exactly what it’s all about.

People have asked how I choose people to write to. I’ve used different methods and a combination of things I look for. Here are some ideas of ways I’ve used in the past to search for people to send mail to:

  • Hobbies we have in common
  • Their birthday in February or March
  • The same first name as mine
  • Someone in a country where I’ve never corresponded
  • A name I like

I’ve participated in #InCoWriMo many times over the years and have posted about it if you want to learn more.

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Jackie

Hello! I love all things stationery, papery, epistolary including planners, office supplies, mail, postcards, doodles, desks and organization, postage stamps and mail art.

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