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LetterMo 2023 Wrap-up

Welcome to March, LetterMo-ians. We have crossed the date line into March. We hope you’ve had a rewarding experience writing and receiving post for the past month. If you are so inclined, we encourage you to March on, and keep in contact with you pen pals, new and old.

This website becomes a bit of a ghost town from mid-March until January. The website will be active and available to you during that stretch, however your industrious team of volunteer admins will be making improvements, and updates. This may cause minor disruptions to access to the site, but be confident we are working on it. Website Survey

In order to provide the best experience we can, we are asking 2023 LetterMo participants to give us feedback by way of a survey. Your answers will help volunteer admins know where to focus our energy.

The form has 13 questions in 5 sections, and should take about 10 minutes to complete.


Thank you to those of you who contributed to the GoFundMe campaign we ran to raise the funds to keep up and running for 2024.

I’m excited to say we reached our goal of $1,000, and a little beyond.

If you found LetterMo worthwhile, and still want to contribute, any additional funds we raise will be directed to the creator of LetterMo. She has generously been funding the website hosting and domain name despite turning over the care of the site to volunteer admins.

You can still donate here:

You’re Invited – Virtual Social and Write-In

Make your writing public!

LetterMo is hosting a virtual letter writing social. We have a Zoom room dedicated to the Social and Write-in, and the Volunteer Admin Team will be hosting in the room twice on the weekend of Saturday Feb 25 – Sunday Feb 26 (depending on your timezone).

If the larger online meet-up doesn’t work for you, 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 favorite pen-pal, or simply take your letter writing to a public place.

Full invitation with passcode to enter the Zoom room can be found at these Members Only sites:

Continue reading You’re Invited – Virtual Social and Write-In

How do you personalize your letters?

A Collaborative Blog Post

I try to read the profile and each person gets a different letter – something I think they might be interested in. Then there’s sometimes washi tapes and wax seals


I typically tend to use stationery I print myself, write with my fountain pen, and seal it with a wax seal. I’m not super artsy or creative so that tends to be the best I can get for crafty personalization. What I write depends on what was written to me. I don’t like to use form letters so I don’t.


I try to personalize my letters with stickers, crafting paper and everything else I can think of. 


Want to submit for a collaborative blog post?

Describe your ideal pen pal.

Due Feb. 18

Cursive, Print or Typed? Why?

A Collaborative Blog Post

I have been told that my handwriting can be impossible to read, so I TRY to write legibly which means s-l-o-w-l-y. When I speed up and my thoughts to express are flying to fast for my hand to keep up, it gets messy. (I can still read it but, yeah, I get it!) Fountain pens help me to write pretty and also help slow me down, and if I have been told that it is hard to read my script, I will type. I wonder sometimes what a handwriting expert would say about my personality — I tend to lean left AND write and switch up my cursive with print, even in the same sentence.

Carrie H.

I prefer to write in cursive, cause it is faster for me. I like to read all kinds of different hand writings.


Hello I prefer cursive writing because it just feels more natural more connected to my pen pal. I love the feel of pen on paper. I have used my computer tho when I’m behind on writing and want to catch up or I have access to the computer and can ‘write’ several letters quickly. However I much prefer pen on paper …. different color pens and themed stationery when possible.


Want to submit for a collaborative blog post?

Tell us about the pen pal who is farthest away from you, geographically.

Due Feb. 8

Welcome to LetterMo 2022

Hooray! Happy LetterMo to the letter writing community around the world.

Join the fun and spirit of letter writing and challenge yourself to write and send a piece of mail for every day the mail runs in your country. Everyone’s situation is different and life happens, especially these past years, so do what you can. Catch up when you need to and however you need to. The spirit if the program is to write more this month, and connect by mail.

Thanks to all the volunteer administrators who run the program – we would not be here without you!

LetterMo Members Only Areas

A reminder that areas of our site are for registered members only.

Once you have signed up and have been approved, you must log in to the LetterMo site so you can access the forums.

If you’re new, head to the Guidelines: Month of Letters 2022 – Start Here so you can find out how to interact with others. Say Hello in Introductions 2022 Post and find some new penpal matches.

REMINDER:  Sign up and log in from the menu bar on the right side indicated in the blue rectangle and not the top left. You must be logged in to the site to access the forums and content otherwise you will get a “page not found” message.