We started the 52 Weeks of Mail Project this week – a week behind because we were on a family vacation and sadly we forgot. We thereby made certain to mail two letters each this week in an effort to make up for my absent mindedness. The project, going on its second year, is organized by the Etsy Greetings Team and begins this time of year to commemorate World Post Day.
The idea is very simple. Every week, write and send a letter to whomever you want, family and friends. A regular “old fashioned” letter, handwritten is such a nice surprise in the mailbox! I think it’s a great opportunity to stay connected with friends and relatives particularly since we moved to another state a year ago. I also hope to encourage the kids to make new friends by setting up a pen pal or two. Interested?
I love writing and receiving letters. As a child, I had pen pals all over the world (Germany, England, and the Philippines). Sadly, we’ve lost touch. I’ve tried to locate them via Facebook but haven’t yet had any success.
|Some of the many cards and letters I have saved over the years|
I have been wanting to resume old-fashioned letter writing for some time. In fact, I have been meaning to write my relatives in Norway for over a year!! Yet, I never seem to do more than think about writing. Life can be busy and often I don’t take the time to write – email makes it so much quicker but I find it much less personal and heartfelt. [Does anyone even save old emails?] I figured this project will be a great reminder to keep writing.
If you are interested, you can do your own project. There is no formal sign up and you don’t have to let anyone know if you are writing or not. It’s personal. I am choosing to blog about it to keep myself accountable. If you wish, you can visit the Facebook page for the project and interact with others that are participating. Here is the link: 52 Weeks of Mail Project.