The Countdown Is On

Can you believe it? February is almost here! 
Have you got your

  • Postage stamps ✅
  • Pens✅
  • Ink✅
  • Stationery✅
  • Postcards✅
  • Washi and stickers✅
  • Signed up for a letter writing challenge❓

The letter writing community is lucky to kickstart the year by having two different programs during the month of February. Why February? It’s the shortest month of year and often not the best weather, so letter writing is a great way to pass the time while staying cosy indoors.

So what are the two different programs? A Month of Letters, or as we call it LetterMo around here, was started by writer Mary Robinette Kowal who took a month break from the internet. International Correspondence Writing Month or InCoWriMo, is an obvious nod to NaNoWriMo for the inspiration to write every day.

So what are the differences between #LetterMo and #InCoWriMo? See the chart below.

The various elements of LetterMo requires a team of dedicated volunteers who run things behind the scenes. We are also lucky to have built a strong community over the years that welcomes newcomers each year and shares their knowledge of the program and love of mail.

You may wonder, do people participate in both? There are definitely people who do the crossover as well as write and send out more than one letter a day! If you want to see some of the mail that is sent out, visit our Instagram profile and check out our stories – LetterMo 2021 or check out #LetterMo2021

With people around the world discovering or rediscovering the joy of the written word received by post, we hope letter writing will no longer be classified as a “lost art”

Are you ready? Come join the fun – sign up today! See you in the forums!

Let us know in the comments what you are doing to be ready for February 1st.

10 thoughts on “The Countdown Is On”

  1. Hello, I’m checking off the list to get ready and yes, I’m ready with stamps, cards, postcards, etc. What I still have yet to find on this site is a template for creating stickers. I found one but it says 2017 on it. Do we have any without the years? any guidance? Thanks so much for all you do! I’m in no hurry – I appreciate all of the wonderful volunteers who manage support this wonderful month of letter writing/sending.

    1. If you see a profile in the Introduction thread that you find interesting, you submit a friend request. If the person accepts, you will be able to see their address. The process is described in the “Start Here” thread in the forums (you need to logged in). We see that you have quite a few friends already so you will be able to see their address in their profile.

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