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.
Stationery Supplies and Sundry
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 pencil * to get started. But if you need something a bit fancier, you can check out:
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.
Our Letter Writing Past
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.
Participation Is Voluntary But
…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?