A hastily read tweet from a few days ago has inspired in me a determination to write small notes of regard and love to friends, family and acquaintances through the month of February.  From Twitter I learned  that author Mary Robinette Kowal has issued a Month of Letters Challenge that urges participants to send a letter a day every day in February. That amounts to 24 letters for those of us in the US as we have 4 Sundays and a holiday where mail will not be circulated. Here are the rules from Kowal’s website:

I have a simple challenge for you.

  1. In the month of February, mail at least one item through the post every day it runs.  Write a postcard, a letter, send a picture, or a cutting from a newspaper, or a fabric swatch.
  2. Write back to everyone who writes to you. This can count as one of your mailed items.

I am always thrilled to receive personal mail these days, even if it’s just a birthday party, baby shower or wedding invitation. It’s so rare to see a handwritten note  and to be able to connect with people through their own style of writing. A typewritten letter is also exciting, but just doesn’t have the same intimate feeling as one written by hand.

During this month I’d love to send postcards to my blogging friends! If you are interested in receiving a note from me in February click on the email button in my sidebar and send me your address. You can also message me in Facebook or send me a Twitter DM. I have some pretty special literary postcards that I am just dying to send to someone – let me know if you’d like a handwritten card from me and I will send one out to you during the next month!

**Overseas friends included!**

Will you join the Month of Letters Challenge?

“More than kisses, letters mingle souls.” – John Donne

8 Comments

  1. What a lovely idea but I’m assuming that you don’t mean international blog friends as it could get quite expensive!

    • International friends, too! Postcard stamps aren’t all that expensive and I have a stash of stamps that I haven’t used – I need to make use of them!

  2. I love the John Donne quote!
    I would love to receive a literary postcard from you! Though I have less time for it now, I have always enjoyed writing letters, and receiving one in the letter box just makes my day! I really admire the eighteenth and nineteenth century correspondents who sent out twenty or more letters a day.
    Of course, I’ll answer – I’ve never sent a letter to Arizona before 🙂

  3. I ll send you one if you want a post card ,all the best stu

  4. Emily Yungfleisch

    I’m starting late, but I love the idea….I’m going to give it a try for the rest of the month and maybe keep going.

  5. This is such a cool idea. I have been writing more postcards of late. It’s always fun to get a personal note in the mailbox! I need to start writing proper letters again, too!

%d bloggers like this: