Yesterday 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.