Once again, its time for InCoWriMo (pronounced as “Ink-o-rye-mo”), International Correspondence Writing Month. The goal of the project is to write one letter, card, note, or postcard everyday for the entire month of February. Just 28 little bits of correspondence.
February is also known as LetterMo, as in A Month of Letters, a project started by author Mary Robinette Kowal several years ago but whose mantle has been taken up across the blogosphere, myself included. LetterMo gives you the leeway of not writing on Sunday since there’s no postal pick-up so the requirement to complete this challenge is just 24 pieces of written correspondence.
For me, February is my chance to get all caught up on my letter writing AND even send some new letters and cards. Are you planning to participate?
With a week to plan, be sure to stock up on some stationery, postcards, note cards, stamps and, of course, have all your favorite pens and inks at the ready. This is a great chance to use up some of that paper you have squirreled away and try out ALL those inks you’ve been hoarding.
Need something for your upcoming month of letters?
- Become a member of the Letter Writers Alliance
- Purchase a Letter Enclosed rubber stamp (from me… shameless plug) or a Good Old-Fashioned Letter rubber stamp (not a shameless plug)
- Find some great stationery including downloadable PDF designs
- Get a copy of the Parcel Ghost’s Guide to Post
- Purchase postage stamp frames to glam up your envelopes
(image modified from a WPA poster from the 30s available at Free Vintage Posters)