The Month of Letters 2022 challenge starts in a few days!
What? A month of letters?! What fun! Wanna try it?
Here are the rules, rather informal since the first personal Month of Letters challenge:
- During the month of February, mail at least one item through the post every day. Write a postcard, a letter, send a picture or a cutting from a newspaper… anything goes!
- Write back to everyone who writes to you. This can count as one of your mailed items.
Simple, right? — and really, just guidelines. The whole idea is to have fun, so … go ahead … bend ‘the rules’ as you need!
Last year was the first time I participated. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to extend my month of letters into a Year of Letters. It wasn’t always easy to achieve my goal of a daily bit of mail, but it has been interesting and fun!
After all, it’s always nice to have an excuse to send a bit more mail!
And, it was nice to receive happy feedback from people I hadn’t been in touch with as often as I’d like; especially, during these times.
People do like to get mail!
You’re invited to join in this fun month of mail! And, we can support each other and share about our mailings in this topic.
Here are some ideas to help you get started:
- Birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day … any day that you can send a bit of especially happy mail.
- Thank a Mail Carrier Day – February 4, 2022. Now there’s a person who will be exceptionally happy to get mail from you! Maybe a nice thank you note and/or a gift certificate for a cup of coffee?
- Does your country have a special holiday in February? For instance, six provinces in Canada (none of the territories) celebrate Family Day on the 3rd Monday of the month. A day off work, giving us a long weekend, to spend with our families. I’ll write to family living in the U.S. to let them know I’m thinking of them.
- Check out holiday calendars such as HolidaySmart where you can find all sorts of interesting holidays to celebrate with someone. For instance, who knew that February 1st is Give Kids a Smile Day, Decorate a Cake Day, and Spunky Old Broads Day – think Inge Löök cards! Or, the 15th is Hippo Day or Butterscotch Day. And February 28: Chocolate Soufflé Day and Public Sleeping Day (NOT in cold Canada, to be sure - except on public transit, perhaps).
So many Postcrossing possibilities!
Please share other ideas here so we can all tap into creative, interesting, and fun ways to check off each day of February with one piece of mail.
And don’t worry if your postal service doesn’t pick up mail on a weekend or on a holiday. Just write your letters or postcards on mail days. Or, if you want to go all out for 28 days, mail them the next day that mail service operates. You’re still covered … in my eyes anyway!
Looking forward to hearing from those who decide to participate.
Please share some of the ways you are celebrating the Month of Letters, how your month is going, and we’d love to read about the Happy Mail that you receive - and send!