Monday, January 30, 2012

“A Month of Letters” Challenge

I was so excited when I visited Becky’s blog,

Becky Povich: Writer Searching for Bliss 

last night and found out about this challenge!

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Here’s the challenge from 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.”

I’m going to make a REAL effort to write a card, letter or postcard every day in February!

It’s something I love it do…but don’t always take the time anymore.

Do you love to write and receive letters?

This is the website to read more about it…

Mary Robinette Kowal !

Would you like to take part?

Would you like to receive a note from me?

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Look at the top left hand corner above my photo and click on Lavender Dreams to get my email address and send me your mailing address.

You don’t have to take part in the challenge to get something from me! Just send me your address!

I’m excited! Who wants to join me?

( Maybe I should buy some Valentines, too )

31 comments:

It's All Connected said...

I didn't know what I was going to do with all the stamps I bought for Christmas cards and didn't send. I'll give this a try. It's always exciting to get something, other than bills, in the mail. ~ Maureen

Vee said...

Much too industrious for me, but I do commit to sending you some mail. LOL!

Vintage Gal said...

I have always wanted to reinstitute the art of letter writing. Such a lost art. I am up for the challenge ;-) It's going to be such fun!

Terra said...

I love writing and receiving snail mail letters and cards, and have 3 dear correspondents. This is a great idea. Bring back the art of letter writing.

BECKY said...

How fun! I'm so excited about the way this keeps multiplying! If I hadn't seen in on Lynn's blog, and posted it on mine, and now you on yours...ETC! And yes, I thought about Valentines Day being in the middle of this, too! :)

Poppy said...

How nice it used to be to go the mailbox before the internet! I do remember the anticipation of the mail. Now, everything is so instantaneous. Email has its advantages but it can be impersonal as well. There is something special about holding a letter or a card that is handwritten and physically touched by the sender.

Cameron said...

Some people come up with the neatest ways of connecting us all :)
What a lovely idea....

Kim, USA said...

This sounds a lot of fun! Thanks for the visit!


Kim, USA

Tolentreasures said...

What a great idea...I am thinking about it...it's a big commitment.

Cathy

laurie said...

I AM a snail mail letter writer, I love to write letters and I write to freinds every month, probably write about four letters amonth, I think this sounds like a wonderful idea,,a bit too many for me but it sounds great!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, that is commitment, hope you don't get writers cramp! I write quite a few letters, what is so fun, is when I write someone a letter, they always reciprocate with a letter. Can't wait to hear about how this goes!

Carol

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Dear Diane,

I'd love to be able to do this but I don't think I should commit to anything right now with the way my pain bouts occur. It's a wonderful idea I think.
Hugs,

Susan

Donna said...

Any other time, I would love to. But I can't commit to anything extra right now with the work continuing. It does sound like great fun!

Kaybe said...

Snail mail is definitely a lost art. I keep a small tub dedicated to cards & writing materials so I have no excuse.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love to send cards and letters but know myself and won't commit to one a day...hugs, Linda

Pam at Antique or Not said...

What a wonderful idea! Today's lightning-fast communications are fleeting...there's nothing to savor and hold on to, don't you think?

I'm so over-committed right now that I can't promise I'll send out a letter a day, but I'll try to participate all I can. I just bought some Valentine's Day cards today, so those should count, right?

Sending you an email...

Hugs,
Pam

Kasia said...

Ohhh dear snail mail! As fun as it sounds, I just have no time! LOL but its really a neat idea! :)

Hugs,

Ali said...

I'll be interested to know how you get on with this challenge. It would be wonderful to see a resurgence of the proper written word.

Ali x

Mary Robinette Kowal said...

I'm so excited that you are participating.

For those who are concerned about the amount of time it takes, how many status updates or comments do you make on a blog per day? It really doesn't take much more time than that to send a postcard. The time is in the preparation of finding the cards and buying the stamps. Once you've done that... I bet you'll find it's easier than you think.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love this idea....I just may join in!!

Elizabeth said...

A wonderful idea! I am going to give it a try!

Kathy said...

This sounds marvelous! I'll see what I can do to participate! Thanks for sharing,
Kathy

Custom Comforts said...

This sounds fun and like a real challenge. I think we've all forgotten how to write letters. I just came back from the post office with new stamps and mailed a note with a package. Does that count?
Cindy

Perfectly Printed said...

count me in!! what a great idea

chris

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh what a great idea! Sounds like a fun challenge. I love to send cards.

M.Kate said...

Hello Diane, It's good to be visiting here and thank you for popping over. Sorry, i've been such a lousy blogger but I have missed you a lot. All your wonderful pictures and posts. This is exciting...news on the postcards. I have a lot of postcards from my blog friends and treasure them a lot. In this modern internet days, nothing beats a hand written note or card.

Happy days Diane..lots of love and hugs..mk

Aliene said...

I love this idea. I joined one list but got one letter in one year.
I could not get your e-mail to work. If you will e-mail me I will e-mail you back with address etc.
siliene@aol.com

Aliene

Sugar Lump Studios said...

What a neat idea and thank you for sharing this with all of us! Postcards are a wonderful treasure to keep too!

lila said...

This could be fun! My Mom lives with me and loves to watch our mailbox to see if the flag is down, meaning I should go out and get the mail!
I'm in!

Shanti Johnson said...

Sounds wonderful!!

Sarah said...

Love this idea! I'm a fan of the written word and beautiful postage stamps. ;-)
Count me in. ~ Sarah