Coming Up: Letter Month 2015

postal rubber stamps for letter monthLetter Month* is right around the corner again! I’m dusting off my postal-themed rubber stamps, gathering my stash of postage, and sifting through my stationery. I will be all ready to reply to the stack of letters growing on my desk.

My goals this year are simple: write at least one letter a day for every day in February, respond to each letter I receive in a timely manner, spend out my stationery, sticker and vintage paper stashes, and to visit my neighborhood blue boxes as often as possible (inspired by my postal council work). For the actual goals of Letter Month, go here.

Are you participating in Letter Month?

*Also known as International Correspondence Writing Month or InCoWriMo

P.S. If you want to find the blue box in your neighborhood, go here. And, to see the other Letter Month posts from previous years, go here.

Stamps pictured above are from a variety of shops: Paper Source (all discontinued), Paper Pastries, Wit & Whistle, Kia Hing Fay (shop closed), Well-Appointed Desk and the Letter Writers Alliance. If you have a question about a particular stamp, let me know in the comments.

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14 thoughts on “Coming Up: Letter Month 2015

  1. naoto says:

    Are you going to use those postal themed stamps from Japan?

  2. what a great assortment of stamps! ah! beautiful! i didn’t know about InCoWriMo, how wonderful!

  3. I had never heard of letter writing month. Maybe I will write and send a few!

  4. Cindy R. says:

    I’ve tried it a couple of times but only last about a week. In the past I made the goal of using up what stationery I have before buying more but then I received so many gifts of stationery randomly from friends (I’m not complaining). Btw, I have a Greetings From stamp from paper pastries too (love her stuff)!

    • kimberly ah says:

      I’ve had mixed results with Letter Month. One year I was so burnt out that I didn’t write a letter again until the end of April/May. I don’t want that to happen again, so I try to pay attention to my enthusiasm throughout the month πŸ™‚ And yes, Paper Pastries is the BEST!!

  5. I am historically bad at finishing month-long challenges like this (october’s postcards lasted about 12 days I think)…. but I will probably try to do at least some letter writing next month!

  6. Melissa says:

    I follow you on instagram, but had to stop by here and comment – what a fabulous selection you have of stamps! It’s my second year of LetterMo and my first InCoWriMo, and I hoping to do this type of prep tomorrow. Thanks for your suggestions and for sharing this beautiful picture…. May your mailbox be full, and happy letter writing!

  7. skiye333 says:

    Was your name and address on the InCoWriMo list this year? I’d like to write you!

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