Do you know April is National Letter Writing Month? Usually, I shouldn’t need a reason to write letters, but I decided to accept the Write_On Campaign’s invitation to write a letter every day in April.
It is a challenge. April is the most maddening month of the year for many academicians. My university’s semester ends this month, so time is tight: one-on-one conferences with most of my students, advising, making sure online grade books are updated, preplanning for fall, grading, grading, and more grading. The last thing I need is a “challenge,” but I’ve been “slipping” with my letter-writing quite a bit the last several months. My “letters to respond to” stack grows daily. I even have a few parcels that have been packaged since December and January to be put in the mail. I am waaaaay behind. So I’m accepting the invitation–to get back into the swing of regular, intentional letter writing and “catch up” on all the letters and cards on my “to write list.” I plan to write a letter or two nightly before heading to slumberland.
It’s such a sweet pleasure to sit down and write letters and prepare packages for family and friends. I get a little frustrated when time and tasks get in the way of that.
Consider writing a letter every day this month. We’re only a few days in, so it’s not too late. Send a letter. Send a postcard. Send a quick note. If you don’t know where or how to begin, check out the Write_On Campaign’s website. You’ll find lots of suggestions and inspiration.
Chronicle Books also has a nifty list of “30 People to Write for Letter Writing Month.” If you’re still stumped, ask me. I never run out of ideas of what to send. 😀
And oh, the founders send out a wonderful package of freebies provided by some of the sponsors. Click below for a closer look.
Forgive me if this sounds like a “paid” advertisement. It isn’t. I’m just excited about mail. And stationery. And pens. And freebies, especially when quality is not sacrificed. 😉
Happy Letter Writing Month!