All of this last month (February) I've been participating in Letter Month. This is something I only discovered in January, so it was my first time joining in, which I did immediately upon finding it -- as I am already a big lover of stationery, postal mail and all its ephemera. I enjoy writing 'old-fashioned' snail mail, and thought this would be a good spark to set me off, catching up with the people I used to send mail to fairly regularly.
It was a very fun month, even if I didn't make it to a letter a day. I wrote many more than I would have otherwise, and still have a couple in the works to finish this weekend... I can't stop! :) It also fit perfectly with my own Postal Reading Challenge, as part of that is a challenge to write more letters in 2013.
I also came across this educational project, a Canadian geography lesson via snail mail, just a few days ago, just in time to send a postcard before the end of the month...but the teacher is still looking for postcards from anyone in Canada, so if you want to help out there is still plenty of time!
Anyhow, I thought I'd share a photo or two of some of the letters I sent during February...these are the ones I remembered to take pics of! I am sharing them as part of the Saturday Snapshot meme hosted by Alyce of At Home with Books. The rules for that?
To participate in Saturday Snapshot: post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken... Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don’t post random photos that you find online.
First, an image of the letter that went the furthest of any, a card to my sister who is teaching in Papua New Guinea this year!
Then, a handful of colourful cards and notes to various other friends -- to make up a total of 8 more items in the mail. The colourful card in front covering up some addresses is one designed by my sister-in-law in the Netherlands, a painter.
It's been really enjoyable getting back into the correspondence habit and I hope to keep it up, as I was really missing all the fun of picking out nice cards and stamps and sitting down to compose something just for one person :) How about you? Do you still write letters to post through the mail?