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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 LetterMo.Contact@gmail.com

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

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 LetterMo.com 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? https://lettermo.com/forums/topic/lettermo-2023-start-here/

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 LetterMo.com 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 https://lettermo.com/members/YourUserName/profile/ 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. https://lettermo.com/members/YourUserName/
  • Profile – View or edit your profile, change your profile picture or update your status. https://lettermo.com/members/YourUserName/profile/
  • Letters –
  • Notifications – Where you can find friend requests, and other information from the LetterMo.com site. https://lettermo.com/members/YourUserName/notifications/
  • Friends -A list of your friends, and folks requesting to be your friend. https://lettermo.com/members/YourUserName/friends/
  • Forums – A summary of your activity on the forums, including topics you started, replies you’ve made, and subscriptions https://lettermo.com/members/YourUserName/forums
  • Settings – Update your password, what emails you’d like to recieve, and profile visibility. https://lettermo.com/members/YourUserName/settings/

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.

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


to all who are participating in the 2019 Month of Letters Challenge.

Just a quick note to thank you all for joining us from all corners of the world. It is great to see many people return, invite others and offer their help to the newbies.

Amazing news to share: over 100 people have signed up since January 19! We’ll be telling you more about it in the next few days.

It has been fun to watch the excitement, stationery and stamp collections build. Also, we have some wonderful members who have designed amazing stationery artwork, trackers and tools, and shared with the group. On behalf of all of us – THANK YOU!

There will be a DAILY MAIL CALL POST in the Facebook Group in which you can share your outgoing/incoming mail. Please remember to obscure addresses for privacy. If you are posting anything else on social media channels, please remember to use #LetterMo so we can find it.

Special shout out to all the Admins, Moderators, Editors and Ambassadors for all the time they volunteer to make ALL THE THINGS WORK. This wouldn’t happen without them and we’re ever so grateful! ❤


– The Letter Mo Team

Lettermo Contest Winners

Our Lettermo March On Contest Winners

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!

March On

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!

March On Lettermo Badge

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!

Chronicle Books List of People to Write

Soldiers Angels thoughts on being supportive during National Card and Letter Month

A list of six ways to celebrate National Letter Writing Month from Paper Source

USA Philatelic Catalog, Stamp Increases, Mail Art

Print catalogs and catalog companies have not endured the modern age of Eco, Techno or electronic media and the “have it now” generation.

The official source for stamp enthusiasts

The USA Philatelic is one that I enjoy! The  Fall 2017 Volume featured Sharks on the cover, great themes, insightful stories and articles regarding the beautiful stamp issues and products! (See collage above)  #usaphilatelic  You can “have it now” with a request at USPS here: (just wait for it the mail! )  USA Philatelic Catalog

Request: https://store.usps.com/store/product/stamp-collectors/usa-philatelic-P_012007

Although not a collector, I like to order the commemorative and seasonal stamps. In re-imagining the Philatelic cover, I converted it to an artvelope, or shall we say a pair of “Sharkvelopes”.  #artvelope  Two cut from the Shark centerfold! 

Hopefully, a few of my lettermo penpals who weren’t traumatized by the 1975 Jaws film will enjoy one.  Mail art is another aspect of letter writing, that is fun, creative, crafty, thrifty and a fulfilling exercise! 🙂 The artvelope also opens a new topic with the person reading your letter.  Something to write back about, and perhaps include silly 1970’s movie references!   #mailart #envelopes #lettermo #stamps

Stamp Increase!!  Thanks to member, Heather S,  for reminding us that ordering now will save you a bit. She ordered hers early!  Rates Increase 1/21/2018.

Helpful information on the increase here:  http://blog.stamps.com/2017/10/26/usps-announces-2018-postage-rate-increase/

USPS Price Change Documents: https://pe.usps.com/PriceChange/Index

Enjoy the upcoming  2018 Month of Letter Challenge! The Forums are now open for topic posting, introductions, and more  Lettermo 2018 information, including the Participant Badges, Calendar, Sheet of Stamps and more!

“Sharkvelopes are predatory artvelopes. Stamp with Caution:.”   ~Cooksterz