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You’re invited!

To the LetterMo 2020 Virtual Write-In!

LetterMo is hosting a virtual letter writing social. While we won’t have a space for an online meet-up, we encourage LetterMoians to coordinate with letter writers local to them, invite friends and family to join in a real location, coordinate an online hangout with your favourite pen-pal, or simply take your letter writing to a public place.

You can check in on the Members Only LetterMo 2020 Virtual Write-in Thread on the 29th here on the website and/or the LetterMo 2020 Facebook Group.

With our global audience:
10:00 am to 1:00 pm PST / 1:00-4:00 EST / 18:00-21:00 GMT
(Click here if you need help converting to your local time.)
If the time doesn’t work for you, adjust as needed and share away. The most important thing is to have fun!

Share your Write-In location or snap pictures of your progress for the last Saturday of our February challenge.

“See you” on the 29th!

What’s a Mail Mission?

It is letters or cards being send for a specific purpose, for example, to cheer someone, remembering our troops, a holiday or milestone birthday.

If you’re new to the world of snail mail, you may wonder, do people actually send letters or cards to complete strangers?

The answer is a resounding YES!

Sometimes you can raise the spirits of s sick or terminally ill child. But sometimes you just don’t make the grade and the child would prefer to hear from your dog instead.

No matter, it is wonderful to see warm wishes sent with kindness and love, all to brighten someone’s day for the cost of a stamp and card (home made even!) or a letter.

Speaking of love, since it’s Valentine’s Day, we are happy to advise that US Marine Veteran Bill White has received over 100,000 Valentines in response to his request earlier this year. (Click here for a short video to see all the cards.)

“Retired Marine Corps Maj. Bill White sits in his formal uniform among some of the Valentine’s Day gifts that he has received in the mail. (Mary Huston/Courtesy Photo)”

A WWII veteran living in Texas requested 100 cards for this 100th birthday and he received 100,000 of them! There is another veteran in Toronto with the same request for his 100th birthday on March 6th – there is still time to send Fred a birthday greeting!

We’ve created a separate Mail Mission thread on our public forum. People who may be looking to send additional mail and positive messages out into the world, can find the information in one thread. Most of these are on-going mail missions covering the troops, to kids in care or at the hospital, people fighting cancer but we’ll post some with deadlines if it makes sense to do so. We’ll try to add more as time allows.

Until then, thanks to the LetterMoians who have already sent their wishes on mail missions to lift someone’s spirits. ♥

Need an occasion to write?

Just a few days to LetterMo 2020! If you haven’t registered yet, do it as soon as possible so you can get started on February 1 and find some new pen pals if needed. Are you trying to fill your planning calendar with people and reasons to write?

If you feel like you need an occasion to write someone, here are some fun days of the month for you to get in touch. Perhaps it’s one of your favourite foods – you can tell your pen pal why Nutella, pistachios or strawberry is your absolute favourite thing. There are a lot of fun greeting cards, stickers and washi tape that you can show your love. Perhaps you can share your favourite clam chowder or chili recipe. With the list below, you can likely find something interesting that you can put pen to paper to write about.

Happy writing!

** Correction – Open That Bottle Night is actually on February 29 this year instead of the 24.**

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