Remember the thrill of receiving notes passed to you in the grade school halls? How excited you were to send that perfectly folded scrap of paper, the intended recipient’s name scrawled in bubble letters and intensely decorated with your best doodles. The contents often prompted questions with a box to check for yes, no, or maybe. And when you finally received that note back, oh the joy! If only we could have bottled that feeling for a rainy day in our adulthood...
Well, we have a better idea. April is National Letter Writing Month – and we are kicking off a new project. For the entire month of April, the team here is going to write one letter a day – the challenge is now for you, dear reader and lover of notes, to participate in this snail mail revolution with us.
Now, where to begin? Thinking of who to write to or what to write about every day for a whole month might seem a little daunting but wait, we devised a list of 30 ideas/topics to help inspire those thoughtful written letters, notes, or even post-its.
So, time to dig deep, grab a great card, a great pen and a quiet moment. Good luck and happy writing!!
Share your month-long letter writing journey on social media and use our hashtag #aprilshowersbringmailflowers for a chance to be re-posted on our social media.
We must also tip our hats to our fellow greeting card comrades: Egg Press and Hello! Lucky – they are the OG creators of the popular and amazing Write_On Campaign, which we are not affiliated with but we are driven by the same belief – that the art of letter writing should continue as a means of communication, an avenue for spreading feelings, ideas, and goodness. So why not share more kindness & joy?
Although April has passed, I’m glad you included writing to a member of the armed forces in your list (#20). Many servicemen and women who are currently serving do not hear from people back home.
To make it easier for writers, they can check out the Soldier’s Angels website and join the letter writing team.
June 12, 2018
Bee Eastman says...
I’m a firm believer in the ‘write-on’
campaign and look forward to contacting
Old friends, new people I’ve met this
Year in our new Home of North Carolina. I’ve got m
WRITE-ON Stationery ready to go.
April 03, 2018
Lore Fogle says...
I love this blog! What inspiring and creative ideas. Even if I don’t succeed each day through the whole month, it gives me incentive and creative suggestions for getting out my pen and note cards!
April 02, 2018