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Reasons to Write – 2023

Need a reason to write? Check out these official and unofficial observances:


Jan 3 — National Write to Congress Day

Jan 8-14 — Universal Letter Writing Week

Jan 8 — World Typing Day

Jan 23 — National Handwriting Day


Month of Letters / InCoWriMo

Feb 4 — National Thank a Mail Carrier Day

Feb 7 — National Send a Card to a Friend Day

Feb 26 — Letter to an Elder Day


Mar 1-7 — National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week

Mar 5-11 — Words Matter Week


National Card and Letter Writing Month

Apr 1 — National Handmade Day

Apr 26 — World Stationary Day


May 1-7 — National Postcard Week

May 14 — Mother’s Day


June 1 — National Penpal Day

June 8 — National Best Friends Day

June 18 — Father’s Day


July 1 — National Postal Workers Day

July 1 — National U.S. Postage Stamp Day

July 26 — National Aunt & Uncle’s Day


Aug 7 — National Friendship Day

Aug 16 — World Calligraphy Day


Sept 1 — World Letter Writing Day

Sept 10 —- Grandparents’ Day


Oct 1-7 — International Postcard Week

Oct 1 — World Postcard Day

Oct 9 — World Post Day

Oct 21 — Everyone Writes Day, UK


Nov 3 — Fountain Pen Day

Nov 5-11 — Dear Santa Letter Week


Dec 7 — National Letter Writing Day

Dec 26 — National Thank-You Note Day

Need an occasion to write?

Just a few days to LetterMo 2020! If you haven’t registered yet, do it as soon as possible so you can get started on February 1 and find some new pen pals if needed. Are you trying to fill your planning calendar with people and reasons to write?

If you feel like you need an occasion to write someone, here are some fun days of the month for you to get in touch. Perhaps it’s one of your favourite foods – you can tell your pen pal why Nutella, pistachios or strawberry is your absolute favourite thing. There are a lot of fun greeting cards, stickers and washi tape that you can show your love. Perhaps you can share your favourite clam chowder or chili recipe. With the list below, you can likely find something interesting that you can put pen to paper to write about.

Happy writing!

** Correction – Open That Bottle Night is actually on February 29 this year instead of the 24.**

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