Last week, they both chose to write to a friend in another country in hopes of developing a pen pal friendship. Sweetie chose to write to a friend in Canada. Her mother and I met (virtually) through our homeschool blogs ~ Hi Alex! Buddy chose a boy in England who has the same interests … Legos, trains, and believe it or not, Maersk! I had corresponded with his mother as part of the Worldwide Culture Swap we are also taking part in this fall. I wrote a letter but opted not to actually mail it. It was cathartic but to be honest I feel this didn’t exactly meet the challenge requirements so I wrote a thank you note a few days later.
This week, the kids opted to write to an author. Coincidentally, they both chose Jan Brett as we recently had the chance to meet her while she was on her book tour for Mossy. To keep with the spirit, I also followed suit.
As we continue on this challenge, I hope to begin integrating more art. We love the cachet art we have seen through our philatelic interests. I have even started a Pinterest board for inspiration, 52 Weeks of Mail.