April is National Letter Writing Month. Unlike International Correspondence Month, you don’t have to write a letter every day. Nope. All you need to do is sit down and send out a letter to someone, sometime, this month. Read on for letter writing supplies, glimpses into the letter writing past, and why we need to keep on writing letters.[iconheading type=”h2″ style=”fa fa-envelope-o” color=”#ef43b0″]Stationery Supplies and Sundry[/iconheading]
Write On! is a writing challenge hosted by Egg Press and Hello Lucky during the month of April to encourage writing letters. The even offer a nifty kit to help you get started. I have one and it’s fabulous!
You don’t need much more than a piece of paper and a [tooltip type=”link” link=”#” target=”_self” tooltip=”* I’m sorry but not everyone has a fountain pen. They should but they don’t. Pencils are found in every house. Crayons too. Use whatever you have but write that letter!” style=”top” ]pencil[/tooltip]* to get started. But if you need something a bit fancier, you can check out:[list] [li]Jet Pens has an awesome snail mail guide.[/li] [li]Kara at Boho Berry has a few suggestions on what to use.[/li] [/list]
If you prefer your writing to be on the masculine side, head over to The Art of Manliness for their article on letter writing. Spoiler alert: their supplies don’t differ much from Jet Pens or Boho Berry. Except they use a pirate sword as a letter opener.
[iconheading type=”h2″ style=”fa fa-pencil” color=”#ef43b0″]Our Letter Writing Past[/iconheading]
Humanity has written things down for a long time. It helps us remember who we are, where we’ve been, and, possibly where we are going. Letter Writing in America at the Postal Museum gives us a glimpse into how people lived and communicated in the past. Letter writing was the glue that held us all together. Hopefully, it will continue to do so.[iconheading type=”h2″ style=”fa fa-user” color=”#ef43b0″]Participation Is Voluntary But[/iconheading]
…writing a letter today could mean a world of difference to someone in the future. Lakshmi Pratury knows that for a fact. Watch the TED Talk and find out why.
Who will you send your letter to during National Letter Writing Month?