Day 25: The last week lies ahead

February 25, 2013 in Journal

LWA Pigeon PostYesterday we had our final day of rest (those of us who live in places with no Sunday mail service, that is) and now the final week of A Month of Letters is upon us. There are still three days left in this challenge and even if you’ve run out of people to mail, you probably have some letters left that need a reply.

Hopefully taking part in this challenge kindled a love for letter writing or got you further addicted to the joys of snail mail. If you’d like to keep up the letter writing throughout the year as well as surround yourself with other letter lovers, consider joining the Letter Writing Alliance.

The mission statement:

In this era of instantaneous communication, a handwritten letter is a rare and wondrous item. The Letter Writers Alliance is dedicated to preserving this art form; neither long lines, nor late deliveries, nor increasing postal rates will keep us from our mission.

As a member of the Letter Writers Alliance, you will carry on the glorious cultural tradition of letter writing. You will take advantage of every opportunity to send tangible correspondence. Prepare your pen and paper, moisten your tongue, and get ready to write more letters!

There are some nice benefits to membership, including access to a pen pal swap with the organization’s 3,700+ members, local meetups, and exclusive, printable cards.

The organization was started by the women behind the 16 Sparrows stationery shop, purveyor of sarcastic greeting cards and other fun, beautiful, and unique mailing supplies. I’m partial to the plastic carrier pigeon that you can pop right in a corner mailbox.

Between the shop and the LWA, you’ll be set for an entire year of letter writing in short order.

6 responses to Day 25: The last week lies ahead

  1. I love being a member of LWA and am so glad I joined. They also have postal challenges members can take part in.

  2. I discovered LWA through this site, and I’m so glad I joined! My welcome packet arrived today, and I’ve been poking around the site this evening. I can’t wait to sign up for the pen pal swap, too.

  3. I joined LWA quite some time ago and misplaced my membership. Found it, and sent a letter out to my LWA pen pal during Lettermo.

  4. I’m a LWA member too!

  5. I joined last year but haven’t yet tried any of the postal challenges or got a penpal through them…..I think doing this Month Of Letters WILL encourage me to take a more active part in LWA.

    I’m also planning to go through the last three isues of The Letter Exchange magazine and write to the ads I like the sound of!

    LetterMO has certainly kickstarted my letter writing!

  6. I joined this month in my excitement over lettermo!

    @Gillian Osborne I had never heard of that magazine! I will have to check it out.

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