25 January 2012

the month of letters.

few things make my heart swell like the handwritten letter, the sending forth of one's words resting comfortably upon pages of endearingly flawed script. such a sweet, timeless ritual it is.

so it thrilled me yesterday when a friend sent me an article on a delightful challenge offered by author mary robinette kowal:

“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. Write back to everyone who writes to you. This can count as one of your mailed items. All you are committing to is to mail 24 items.  Why 24? There are four Sundays and one US holiday. In fact, you might send more than 24 items. You might develop a correspondence that extends beyond the month. You might enjoy going to the mail box again.”

a worthwhile endeavor, i think. care to join me?


  1. I love this idea!! It is so sweet, I love getting mail in the post but its never anything lovely or exciting anymore! I am keen to join this challenge :) xx

  2. eeekk! mail!? i LOVE LOVE LOVE snail mail. i'm in (:

  3. Today I posted about some snail mail I received yesterday for my birthday... always so exciting!

  4. Oh, I love snail mail so much! It's so personal and amazing to get a letter in the mail!

  5. me me me! i looove snail mail. way better than any form of technology. lately i've been sending out cards & letters often..i'm totally doing this for february. thanks! xo

  6. This is a great idea! I may have to join you. I have stacks of handwritten letters and pictures from my elementary and middle school years. Why ever did I stray from that?