52 Weeks of Mail :: Getting Started

As avid philatelists, I was excited when I learned about the 52 Weeks of Mail Challenge on the USPS Stamp of Approval blog.  I have been wanting to incorporate letter writing as a more regular part of our writing curriculum for some time now, and while the kids have been doing a fair amount, I needed a little motivation.  This is the perfect challenge! 

 Each week, our goal is to write a letter, postcard, small package, or greeting card to a friend, family member, or perhaps even a business letter.  We’ll then use an actual postage stamp – rather than a metered sticker – and drop them in the mailbox.  It will be fun to see who writes us back … to see the stamps and learn geography with the postmark. 

 The 2012-13 challenge kicks off the week of October 8th because October 9th is International Post Day. I would like to encourage everyone to share this with all of their friends by way of Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, your blog, or by mail. You may even want to send a card to Grandma (or whomever), enclosing a second card with a stamped envelope, so that she can send a card to someone else! 

We would LOVE to see another THOUSAND people join us!!!  Are you in???

About Eva Varga

Eva is passionate about education. She has extensive experience in both formal and informal settings. She presently homeschools her two young children, teaches professional development courses through the Heritage Institute, and writes a middle level secular science curriculum called Science Logic. In addition to her work in education, she is an athlete, competing in Masters swimming events and marathons. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, learning new languages, and above all spending time with her family. ♥

1 comment on “52 Weeks of Mail :: Getting Started

  1. We’re going to do this for sure! I love writing letters and receiving them, and so does Celeste. My oldest daughter has a regular pen pal.
    I think it’s a great fun idea for Celeste to get more comfortable with writing too.
    Thanks for posting about this!

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