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It's International Correspondence Writing Month

February is International Correspondence Writing Month, also known as InCoWriMo - the concept is this “send a handwritten letter, card or note to someone every day for the month of February. It doesn’t have to be a novel or even news, it’s entirely up to you what you write.”

Even if you don't think you'd be able to stick to writing a letter every day, we love the idea of putting more time into writing. Putting pen to paper and physically posting or sending a letter somewhere feels much more personal when you sit down and let the words flow out. We wanted to share some of our favourite posts on this writing challenge and letter writing in general.

Jemma from Dorkface.co.uk wrote an ode to the lost art of letter writing and we felt it really hits the nail on the head - there's nothing quite so special than receiving a letter, especially in this digital age of social media, quick texts and short communication.

Image of Calligraphy Dip Pen Set with Envelopes Photo by Jemma at Dorkface.co.uk

Willow from The Gratitude Journal has written a post about InCoWriMo and we absolutely loved her focus on being thankful

When I think about the kinds of things I'd go to such lengths to say, "thank you" is the first that comes to mind.

We love the focus on saying Thank You. Remember back to the last time you genuinely thanked someone - it's longer than you'd like, right? Willow has a few words of wisdom for those thinking about picking up a pen for Correspondance Month.

Keep in mind these letters don't have to be lengthy or grand. They can be short, cute, silly, or anything you want them to be. What matters is that you write, and give, and (hopefully) make someone's day in the process.

Check out her post for some great ideas of who you can write to.

Lady Writes on paper with a fountain pen Photo by Willow at TheGratitudeLog

We also come up with some ideas and prompts for you;

Our Top Ten Ideas for InCoWriMo;

  1. Write to an old friend and share your favourite memory of you both together
  2. Write a postcard to someone from PostCrossing.com - a worldwide postcard sharing site
  3. Write a quick appreciation note to your favourite person
  4. Buy a postcard from your city and send it to someone who moved away detailing exciting new things in the local area
  5. Send a 'positivity pack' with some stickers and pop uplifting handwritten quotes inside to a friend
  6. Pick up a fountain pen and send a pen pal letter to someone from the Fountain Pen Pals Reddit group
  7. Write a note to a co-worker to say thanks for something they did for you recently
  8. Send a birthday card to a friend and pop in a letter letting them know why they're awesome
  9. A letter of appreciation to the owner or assistant at your favourite shop
  10. Spread some love through More Love Letters and leave an anonymous letter for someone to find

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