2019 has arrived! Our Lettermo members are still writing, posting and creating great mail art! Please sign up on here on the site, if you would like to find a penpal to write! A month of letters, challenges you to write a letter everyday in February, and reply to each letter recieved! #lettermo2019
Members: We will rework the Forums for 2019, and are still in need of fresh buttons, banners and graphics. Currently 2 moderators here, trying to keep the site going! Check FB and IG for more instant gratification!
You can find our page on FB and our private group for members. Follow us on Twitter or Instagram and show us your letters/mail in February! #lettermo #monthofletters
During Summer, Lettermo member activity slows a bit. We are still replying to pen pals we correspond with, but downtime is a good letter writing practice. This recharge allows for activity, life, events, happenings to transpire so that you have something great to write about or reference in your letter. Remember a fast response time, is not always necessary when you write pen pals, that you’ve bonded with in previous transmissions. It makes the long awaited reply, that much sweeter! As you get to know someone through a letter, you may wonder about how life for them has changed or altered, so writing back too quickly can mean short letters, without new topics or much to say in return. Let the sun, the outdoors, nature and family/friends recharge you!
Of course, in today’s news climate, a few months could mean dozens or hundreds of world events, disasters, or “extinctions” taking place, that are affecting humanity and our planet! The Heat has really taken a toll on us Americans! I am in the deep South and can say I am very used to extreme heat. A week of 110+ heat indexes in a very old house, an older Jeep with no AC, was something to bear, even for a seasoned southerner! ( My heat-bearing advice: “Head and Feet” keep them cool! Carry water and worship the shade!) My poor walking postal carrier deserves a big thank you and an Ice Cold Lemonade! Letters that are arriving through my mail slot, arrive pre-heated! I saw several people go down while out in the city this last month. Life saving First Responders, SAFD, EMS and Fire Department calls for heat related incidents were at an all time high here in South Texas. Hydration and Preparation can save your Life!
FIREFIGHTERS, EMS, FIRST RESPONDERS: They all deserve un-ending accolades and thank yous! They save Lives. They dont sit in the truck in the AC, and observe and report! They put on that gear, deal with the issue, and are warriors that selflessly risk their own lives, and in some cases part of their Soul, to save people and property. They deserve Thank you Letters! According to this Fire Rescue Article, they really appreciate them too:
The Carr Fire, near Redding, California is a tragic and extreme example of how our Firefighters and EMS are the real heroes and leaders of our nation. See this Twitter Hashtag for recent updates/photos/videos/maps/news: They photos are stunning and the stories so heartwrenching! https://twitter.com/hashtag/CarrFire?src=hash
Lettermo.com A Month of Letters is asking ALL MEMBERS to THANK A FIREFIGHTER with a letter or note this August! #letterstofirefighters #thankyouletters tofirefighters #thankyoufirstresponders
See the Forum Post or our FB/TW/IG posts for more . Share a story about how Firefighters in your town, state or country go above and beyond! Send a thank you note, to your local firehouse, or to one handling the Carr Fire, or nearby Pacific NW areas affected by these devastating wildfires… Does your local firehouse need more thank you letters and notes? Tell us! Use #letterstofirefighters so we can see too!!
THANK A FIREFIGHTER #letterstofirefighters Thank you letters, postcards, notes, or even an in-person or monetary thank you.
Addresses: – updated as we progress
CAL Fire / Sacramento Headquarters
1416 9th Street -or- PO Box 944246
Sacramento, CA 94244-2460
City of Redding Fire Department
P. O. Box 496071
Redding, CA 96049-6071
3. CAL Fire – fire.ca.gov and on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CAL_FIRE
USPS First Responders Stamp Release! : http://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2018/pr18_ma053.htm
Lets get to Making some “Firefighter/First Responder” Mail Art and most importantly, Let us Give Thanks to the best of Humanity, in Written form! #letterstofirefighters
Are you just starting at Lettermo.com and want to find penpals to write to? SIGN UP anytime! Fill out your profile, and head into the Forums INTRO section to say hello or read through Lettermo Member Intros! Visit “Mail Call” to hear from others requesting mail and Add them as a Friend, to exchange addresses!
Winners were chosen from mail images and quotes, submitted by Members! The judges voted on each entry images/quotes and a winner was determined by points! Thank you Everyone who continues to interact and share your great mail and letter images with us on lettermo.com Note to Winners , you will receive your prizes by mail, and be on the lookout for emails from Moderators, who will be packaging and sending prizes starting next week!
1st Place Winner: Julienne P @goodjujubot -You win a Wax Seal Set, Pilot Metro Fountain Pen, 10 pack of Artists Postcards, An Apica Notebook, A Rhodia No18 notepad, and a Signed Book from Mary Robinette Kowal!!
2nd Place Winner: Chayah Nechama @bluesky -You win a Pilot Pen Set, Misc. Notepads and Stationery from Mary, 10 pack of Artists Postcards Set, and a Book of Forever Stamps!
3rd Place Random Draw: Simone P @hexentrio You win a Pilot Pen Pack, A Rhodia No. 13 notepad and a Book of Forever Stamps!
Whether you were a postal star and smashed our Month of Letters Challenge, or you felt fortunate enough to find a group of people who have a passion for paper mail, the LetterMo Postmasters would like to thank you for your participation in this year’s challenge! We especially appreciate all of the patience and support you’ve expressed for the maiden voyage of the new team. Thank you!
But wait! There’s more!
While the “mail at least one item through the post every day it runs” part of our challenge has come to an end, the second part of the challenge is still very much at hand: “answering everyone who wrote to you.”
It’s time to March On!
What awaits you at the end of the March On rainbow, you might ask? Another excuse to write letters, of course!
In 2001, the USPS expanded their letterwriting week campaign to include the entire month of April. Various mail-centric blogs and entities have also taken up the call (such as Crane stationers, check back in April) as well as the folks over at Hallmark. We know that Write_On began gearing up for their April challenge in January. Watch their blog for fun mail items and connections to other folks offering content and enticements about letter writing.
Your LetterMo Postmasters aren’t going anywhere. We will continue to be active in our Facebook Communities, look after the forums, and like all your beautiful happy mail and artistic creations on Instagram, plus sharing all the fun and inspiring ideas we can find to help you keep your mailbox (and the mailboxes of others) happy.
LetterWriting Links: You’ll love these to keep March Mailboxes going!