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Welcome to the Month of Letters 2024 Logo Design Challenge!

Month of Letters, started in 2010, is a challenge that involves connecting with others via mail. We are in need of a new logo for the 2024 LetterMo challenge and for the new LetterMo website. The LetterMo Board of Directors is excited to invite you to participate in this exciting opportunity. Your task is to design a captivating and meaningful logo that represents the essence of the Month of Letters challenge.

Important Dates:

  • Submission Window: October 4 – 25, 2023
  • Design Review: October 16 – 31, 2023
  • Challenge Designers Notified: November 1, 2023
  • Selected Design Recognized: December 14, 2023

Design Guidelines:

  • Brand: The logo should incorporate the Month of Letters name and year, 2024 (LetterMo 2024).
  • Simplicity: The logo should be clean and easily recognizable, even in smaller sizes.
  • Theme: Consider incorporating elements related to letter writing, such as envelopes, quills, or handwritten script, into your design.
  • Color Palette: Creativity is encouraged; consider using colors that evoke warmth, nostalgia, and a sense of connection. The logo should work in both color and black-and-white formats.
  • Legibility: All types should be large enough to be legible in smaller formats, such as on the LetterMo website or as a social media account icon. Fonts should be accessible, ADA compliant typefaces (Example: Times New Roman, Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, and Calibri).
  • Versatility: The logo should also be adaptable, scalable, and reproducible for use on various platforms, including digital and print media.

Submission Guidelines:

  • One submission per participant.
  • Challenge participants may submit hand-drawn or digital artwork, and all submissions must be human-generated content only; AI-generated designs are not permitted.
  • All submitted work must be the original work of the entrant and must not include, be based on, or derive from any pre-existing or third-party designs, trademarks, or copyrighted images.
  • While the design may include elements of graphic design (such as Canva clipart), the overall design should be your own creation.
  • Submissions must be 1,024 px by 1,024 px.
  • Hand-drawn artwork must be submitted as the highest quality possible scanned JPEG image, with a minimum resolution of 72 dpi. File sizes should not exceed 10 MB.
  • Digital graphics must be submitted as a vector file (AI or SVG) for maximum scalability and versatility.
  • Each submission must be accompanied by a description of 1,000 characters or less explaining what the imagery represents or references and why it represents Month of Letters. The description should also explain any graphic elements used if the submission is digital art.

How to Enter:


The winning designer will receive credit for their design. The LetterMo Board will dedicate a blog interview to you, where you are invited to post your small business and social media links and highlight your art.


Jury selection is made by the current LetterMo Board. Notifications will be made via email by November 1, 2023; the entrant must acknowledge receipt of the selection email by November 4, 11:59/23:59 EST. The winning logo will become the official logo of the Month of Letters website and will be featured prominently on our website, social media, and promotional materials.

Judging Criteria:

  • Creativity and originality
  • Relevance to the theme and organization
  • Aesthetic appeal
  • Versatility and adaptability
  • Originality and compliance with guidelines


  • Participants grant the LetterMo Board a worldwide license to use this art for the purposes of the Month of Letters challenge, also known as LetterMo or @monthofletters.
  • By entering, participants agree to be bound by the challenge rules. Violating any rule or not following instructions may eliminate participants’ eligibility. The LetterMo Board has the right to disqualify any entrant at any time at its sole discretion.
  • The LetterMo Board reserves the right to withdraw selection if the winning participant does not acknowledge receipt of the November 1, 2023 selection email by November 4, 11:59/23:59 EST.
  • The LetterMo Board reserves the right to cancel or modify the challenge at any time, including after the submission window has closed.
  • The LetterMo Board is not liable for the purpose of selection notification in the event the entrant has provided incorrect, outdated, or otherwise invalid contact information.
  • The Challenge opens on October 4, 2023 12:01/00:01 EST and closes on October 25, 2023, 11:59/23:59 EST. Late submissions will not be considered.
  • No more than one submission per person is allowed.

We can’t wait to see your creative submissions! If you have any questions or need clarification, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Good luck, and may your designs capture the magic of the written word!

Labors of Love

Dear Lettermoians,

As we return from a long Labor Day weekend in the United States, we start to see signs of seasonal shift:

  • The third quarter edition of the United Stamps Postal Service postage catalog, Philetelic, has arrived in mailboxes.
  • Some of us are preparing our postcards for World Postcard Day (October 1).
  • Others are purchasing, pilfering, or pulling out stationery items for “-ber” monthly themes, such as school days, fall leaves, pumpkins galore, and approaching holidays.

The LetterMo Board continues to work on upcoming changes. Most recently, we virtually convened twice during the month of August to touch base on the new website’s layout and LetterMo 2024 rollout.

Last Call: Save Your Stuff

Please make sure to back up any LetterMo pen pal contact info by September 10.

Original August 2023 socials post recap: As LetterMo shifts to a new website, some information may be lost. Save any participant profile information from the LetterMo website you may wish to keep. It is recommended that all active members login to write down, print, or save electronically any directory information you may want to preserve, such as addresses, interests, or usernames.

We are looking forward to unveiling more details in the upcoming weeks, including a call for volunteers and a new LetterMo logo design contest. As always, we sincerely welcome your questions and comments at

Happy posting!

Work in Progress

Welcome to April, everyone.

We just wanted to let everyone know that we are beginning the process of transitioning this site to our new leadership structure.

Due to this, the page will not be reliably available in the upcoming months, as we deal with the Domain name and hosting, security, etc. We will also likely be turning off features on the site during this time.

Our Facebook group remains active, or if you need to contact the volunteer leadership team, you may reach us at

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:

Keep Up and Running – Update

We wanted to take a moment to thank our wonderful volunteers and donors. With one week remaining in the month, we have nearly reached our GoFundMe goal of $1,000.

Thank you for those who have already donated to Keep Up and Running for 2024, your contribution is greatly appreciated.

The $1,000 goal post will let us keep the site going for 2024. If we are able to exceed this goal, we will be able to reimburse the founder of the site for part of the 2023 expenses, which was paid from their personal funds.

We are also excited to welcome more members to the Volunteer Admin team for 2024. Welcome!

If you’d like to get involved, see the “How do I help?” below. There is a link to the original post, which contains more detailed information, at the bottom of this post.

So, how do I help?

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:

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A Message from Your Admins re: the future of

Open envelope with a letter inside

We like getting letters. We like sending letters. And we really like the community here on

And, we bet that if you found yourself here, you like doing those things, too.

But here’s the thing, maintaining the website is not without cost. Both in time and actual, fiscal cost.

And so we, the current Admins of LetterMo, are considering what the future of this fine project looks like, and what kind of help we need to get there.

TL;DR: In order to keep the site alive, we need support in both time and money. If we don’t get the support, LetterMo may continue, but in a different, yet to be determined, format.

(jump to So, How do I Help?)

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LetterMo 2023 Orientation

Welcome, or welcome back, to LetterMo 2023. There is a lot going on here on the Month of Letters site, as well as the related Facebook groups, I thought I’d create a handy Orientation. This is an overview of how you can engage with this site, with links to more information on any given topic.

Top Bar Menu

While some of the features on the site are open to the public, many of the more interactive features require you to be logged in. These included the forums, participants and downloadable resources. If you are not logged as a participant, selecting these links will direct you back to the main site.

Forums: There are several discussion boards with various threads. This is where you can engage with fellow participants, through introductions and other topics. The best place to start?

About the Challenge: A bit about the history of LetterMo, and it’s goals.

FAQ: Answers to 25 common questions about LetterMo.

Blog / Journal: Blogs, Articles and Journal Entries by Lettermo Contributors (If you’d like to contribute, check out this post.)

Participants: This page has a few options. One shows you all current members of the site. One shows you all the folks you’ve created friendships with. The last allows you to search for members, by name, user name, country, or keywords in participants’ bios.

Resources: A few resources, including list of national post services, and mail missions – organizations where you can send letters for specific groups, like deployed military.

Profile: Available once you’ve logged in. The URL will be You can access it from the top menu bar, or in the upper right hand corner of the page.

Screen capture of profile menu - Activity | Profile | Notifications | Friends | Forums | Settings
Screen capture of the Profile Menu options.
  • Activity – Post an update, view your activity from the site, mentions, favorites, and friends’ activities.
  • Profile – View or edit your profile, change your profile picture or update your status.
  • Letters –
  • Notifications – Where you can find friend requests, and other information from the site.
  • Friends -A list of your friends, and folks requesting to be your friend.
  • Forums – A summary of your activity on the forums, including topics you started, replies you’ve made, and subscriptions
  • Settings – Update your password, what emails you’d like to recieve, and profile visibility.

Contact: Where you can find Month of Letters on the internet, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Lego man with map and compass

Hopefully this helps you find your way around the LetterMo website, and as always, if you still have questions, just ask.

That’s a wrap

A heartfelt thank you to all of our members for making LetterMo 2019 a major success.

Our admins will be around, approving new member requests weekly — or as more often is the case this time of year — deleting spam accounts. We’ll also be clearing out inactive, older accounts to reduce the likelihood of spamsters with nefarious intents from gaining access via those accounts.

If you’ve signed up recently, please make sure you drop a hello on our 2019 Introduction thread. On the Postmaster end, your modest interaction within the forum makes it very easy for us to see who is engaging with our community.

We are always excited to hear when folks found great matches who intend to continue their correspondences throughout the year. We would like to remind you that any letter you received during February should be answered, no matter how long the interval between receipt and reply might be. Snail mail people, by virtue of their hobby, are patient folks.

We also remind our members that some folks intended to commit to the LetterMo Challenge only — meaning only answering mail generated in February.

If your original February letter was answered, but you sent a follow up in March or April, you might have to be a bit more patient — like February 2020. We understand that this confusion might be disappointing to some folks.

LetterMo Postmasters consider letters gifts, so we are simply thankful for what we receive and encourage our members to celebrate whatever mailbox bounty they collected this year.

If you are hoping to find additional pen pals who are eager to write currently, check with the various resources shared within our 2019 Forum and/or Facebook group.

After March On… it’s time to Write_On for April Showers of Mail!

Since 2001, April has been known as National Card and Letter Writing Month when it was officially designated by the U.S. Postal Service “to raise awareness of the importance and historical significance of card and letter writing.” Well, it’s no surprise that it’s another favourite month of LetterMoians too!

Egg Press in Portland, Oregon, started the WriteOn Campaign in 2014 with the hopes of creating a letter writing habit by completing the joyful task and challenge to write 30 letters in 30 days during April. Their mission is to “promote joy, creativity, expression, and connection through hand-written correspondence.” They have a great list of resources including templates and printables. Need to stock up to get through the month? They have a limited supply of special #Write_On merchandise available and have a special offer on qualifying online purchases through March 31st with special code.

Do you enjoy meeting other card and letter writing fans? Check out their calendar for events or the Directory of Letter Writing Societies to see if there is a group in near you to see if they are having a meet up. Most of them also accept mail too so you could add them to your list! The directory was created earlier in 2019 by Megan Hillman, the founder and letter-writer-in-chief of the Colorado Correspondence Coalition. Please contact her if you have started your own letter writing club and want to be added to the list.

Still looking for someone in addition to your LetterMo friends to write to in order to meet your goal of 30 mail items? Consider #MissionMail – from the LetterMo STAMP (bingo) game P2: Participate in a Mail Mission – Members have already posted several ways to put positivity into the world via mail” by sending words of encouragement and support, and to bring a bright spot to someone’s day.  They include: US Military members or being a Soldiers’ Angel, Canadian Forces  members, Mail More Love to folks who have been nominated,  Prisoners, EldersFoster Youth, Hospitalized Kids, Peace Corps members,Long distance truck drivers, and showing support and solidarity after tragedy in Christchurch , New Zealand. You can also check the LetterMo Facebook Groupas members post other mail writing campaigns they come across.

Do you want to track your letter writing? Check out this collaboration stamp by Rhea of @MailMoreLove and Paper Pastries to show what number piece of mail you’re on #/30, as well as all the other adorable mail related rubber stamps. Speaking of stamps, these are my current personal favourite snail mail stamps from Wit & Whistle.

Does the idea of 30 Items still seem daunting? Consider Pretty by Post’s #SendCardsSpreadLove Challenge which runs April 15-19. Danielle, PbP’s Chief card curator & paper lovah, asks if you have 5 days (yes, just 5!) to dedicate to your loved ones to create deeper connections by sending cards and spreading love that will become keepsakes that will last a lifetime. When you sign up, you will receive an email with the #SendCardsSpreadLove Challenge outline as well as a special code for limited time offer for free shipping if you’re interested in ordering curated greeting cards and stationery. You will also receive tips, resources and you can enter to win daily prizes when you post your entry in the private Facebook Group or Instagram. Sign up today and get all the details about this fun challenge. The official hashtag is #sendcardsspreadlove.

Speaking of fun, be sure to check out Sara, Snail Mail Superstar and LetterMo supporter from Constellation & Co. for a month of deals, new releases during National Card & Letter Writing Month, as well as resources about reasons to write and overcoming hurdles to writing.

Remember to share and tag your mail-errific efforts this April on your posts on Instagram or in the daily mail call in the LetterMo Facebook group so we can cheer you on:
#write_on #lettermo #happymail #snailmail #nationalcardletterwritingmonth #sendcardsspreadlove

Let us know below if you know of any other organizations celebrating National Card & Letter Writing Month by hosting special events or offering special deals to letter writers. gaziantep escort , gaziantep escort , erotik film izle , gaziantep rus escort

Happy Writing LetterMo friends!

Irene @ilau