|Courtesy flickr user (cobrabyte)|
If you read yesterday’s ranty post, you know that I’ve got my pants in a bundle over the atrophying United States Postal Service. As someone who identifies themselves a Retro-Grouch, I love sending mail and also love receiving mail. And I don’t want to see this go away or become prohibitive.
But there is a ray of hope in all of this, and it comes from writer Mary Robinette Kowal. Mary has declared February Letter Writing Month! Through the month of February she encourages you to write 24 letters, which is one a day Monday-Saturday. (Here in the U.S. of “eh”, we have delivery every day of the week except Sunday, and Monday the 20th is
Washington’s Birthday President’s Day.* So 29 days minus 4 minus 1 equals 24!)
Here’s the challenge, as written on the website:
- In the month of February, mail at least one item through the post every day it runs. Write a postcard, a letter, send a picture, or a cutting from a newspaper, or a fabric swatch.
- Write back to everyone who writes to you. This can count as one of your mailed items.