Feb. 29: The Last Day!

Yesterday was the final day of LetterMo. I had hoped to send a lot more for the grand finale, but life got in the way. I did manage to get out two pieces of mail:

  • A letter in response to a card from a LetterMo participant (and longtime penpal) in Texas. I decorated the envelope a bit, but didn’t have time for the more elaborate MailArt I would have liked to send.
  • Postcrossing card to a Postcrosser in Germany. He likes trains and he likes historic old cards, so I sent him an interesting vintage photo of trains being moved to a new location for the Virginia Transportation Museum in Roanoke, Virginia, after a disastrous flood. Here is the photo:

Feb. 27 – Boston and St. Petersburg

Two outgoing letters today:

  • To St. Petersburg, Russia, I sent a Postcrossing card that’s a reproduction of a 1937 photo of a schoolroom for immigrant children detained at Ellis Island.
  • To the Boston, Massachusetts, area, I sent a long letter to a pen pal, in response to her latest letter to me. She is a LetterMo participant too, and this makes my second LetterMo letter to her this month. So nice to have an excuse to keep up with pen pals!

Only two more days!


Here is my blog post about today’s outgoing mail:

Month of Letters, Day 27


Feb. 26 – A Letter & 3 Postcrossing Cards

Yesterday was Wednesday, February 26. As the Month of Letters winds down, I am still doing my best to mail something every day. Or four somethings, three of which were Postcrossing cards :

  • To Alabama, a reply to a LetterMo letter.
  • To Moscow, Russia, a  card to Postcrossers Dina and Ilya, a Russian couple with an interest in U.S. history, a Civil War Virginia postcard of a battle reenactment.
  • To a Clifton, New Jersey Postcrosser who collects state map cards, a postcard with a map of Virginia.
  • To Austria, a Postcrossing card that’s a reproduction of vintage botanical prints from France showing many flowers.

And I posted them from a mailbox in my neighborhood that I had never noticed before.


My blog has more details:

Month of Letters, Day 26

Replied to a letter received in yesterday’s mail. I’m mailing a package of items back to the sender.

2 letters

2 letters going out to pen pals! One to down state, and the other to Canada

last lettermo mailing!

Eleven postcards and one large envelope with long letter and a zine. Got them hand-cancelled at the local postal outlet and the clerks got a good chuckle from the profusion of vintage small-denomination stamps.