OK--I know that I said I was happy that A Month of Letters was over. And I was. Then I saw Write_On's campaign for 30 Letters in 30 Days. I had an entire month since A Month of Letters to write letters at my own pace. So...maybe.
I couldn't find anything about having to put the letters in the mail each day, only that the 30 letters be written. So I could write a couple of letters or postcards and put them all in the mail at the same time. I think. I'm also assuming that postcards count. If I do it, they will for me.
Here's the thing, April is National Letter Writing Month, and I can set my own personal goals.
Check out Lindsay's blog, she has some wonderful images
for National Letter Writing Month! I plan to use some of them!
* I had printed a poem I thought a friend would like to send in my next letter. Then I realized it was April and National Poetry Month! So instead of waiting, I stuck the poem in an envelope with a short note and put in the mailbox.
* Realizing that this serendipitous combination of celebratory months could work for me, I decided to send a poem (or lines from a poem) with every piece of correspondence this month.
* I'd love to attend one of Naomi's letter writing parties. For goodness sakes, Melbourne even has a Snail Mail Social Club!
* Another idea is to write a few letters to strangers including a short poem and leave them in various places. Maybe one in a library book, since I need to return my current bag of books....
* The USPS has some great ideas and new stamps!
This went out on Thurs.
Below is my first April letter.
I had already sealed it when I thought
about sending a poem,
but she will get a poem in the next one.
I decided not to save this poem for Penne's next letter,
and so it went out on April 1, too.
I taught this N. Scott Momaday poem years ago
and thought Penne would love it.
Go Postal! Write someone a letter this month!
Love all of this! A good reminder to celebrate snail mail and poetry -- two of my favourite things. Great idea to send along poems :)ReplyDelete
I think it will be fun! If I don't make it to 30 letters, that's OK--I will still have celebrated National Letter Writing Month and National Poetry Month. :)Delete
I had meant to get back into sending postcards this month. Good excuse to make it a priority!ReplyDelete
Yay, You! We can exchange!Delete
What a great post! My friend that came to visit gave me a lovely note set so I think between this post and that gift it's a sign that I need to get writing or at least sending some poems!ReplyDelete
Perfect timing to receive a note set! You can mail letters and include poems!Delete
My second letter is on its way to you! Let me know if you've received it. :-)ReplyDelete
I look forward to another letter from across the globe! I will definitely let you know when it arrives. :)Delete
Oh, beautiful! Your letters are gorgeous. Lucky recipients!ReplyDelete
Thank you; they are such fun to make. :) And thanks for stopping by!Delete
Such beautiful artwork. I love the one you sent us. I meant to sit down and write you a couple weekend's ago and it still hasn't happened. Mouse still has two thank yous to write for late birthday gifts she received. I need to push her to get on those as well. If I tell her she can draw a picture too, she'll be more interested. :-)ReplyDelete
A picture is worth a thousand words--especially one from a child! That would be a perfect way to acknowledge a gift. :)Delete
It's a delight to write! I love it! And how convenient that letter month and poetry month coincide :)ReplyDelete
They work well together! It is a great way to review your poetry books and share poems. :)Delete