Monday, 6 April 2015

The Letter Writing Club


A project I've had in mind for a long time now, so much so it has been on my 24 before 24 list for some time now, is setting up a letter swap club. April is #NationalLetterWritingMonth, and I decided now is the time to stop being 'too busy' and actually take a little bit of time out of my day to set this thing up, and get to writing some letters! I've taken part in craft/letter/snail mail swaps before, and loved taking part, but was looking for something more long term in the post swapping world! Also, I need more excuses to buy fancy stationery and pens!

The Concept
On the first day of each month, I will send out an e-mail, with the monthly theme including a variety of prompts to help you write, and a selection of 1 to 3 people to write to (depending on your choice on the form below!). Each member will write a letter to each person in their group. Each individual sends a minimum of one letter within that month.

Contents of the letter could include illustrations, postcards etc... creativity is key, but can come across just as brilliantly in a simple well-worded letter!

There will be a private Facebook group created, where all Letter Writing Club members can share thoughts, ideas and post pics of their mail! Once you have mailed me the sign up, you'll receive an e-mail back from me, with the link!


Sign Up...
Send an e-mail to dearwildflower@hotmail.co.uk with the subject line 'The Letter Writing Club'

In the message include:

Name:
Address:

Interests:
Social Media/Blog Address:
Number of People to Post to Monthly:
Willing to Post International:
Permission to use photographs/social media links* :


*When the letters start arriving through our letterboxes, I would love if everyone could share some photos etc... if you are happy for myself to use these photographs in blog posts and on the Letter Writing Club page, can you let me know! This will only ever be your social media/blog address and photographs of Letter Writing Club letters... your personal home addresses will never go out to anyone other than the group members for each month, and will be held by myself.

Initially it would be good if everyone posted letters to one or two letters to other members of their group each month. I will be creating

Any questions feel free to ask!

Sign ups will be cut off by the 24th of each month - this is to give me time to organise the groups in time for the new month!
If during any month, you feel you do not want to take part, then just let me know!

For the first letter swap, commencing the 1st May, I was thinking of an introductory letter to all members. Any ideas on prompts or an additional theme (maybe Spring?) let me know in the comments! 

Hopefully this will be the start of something quite brilliant!
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2 comments

  1. This is such a lovely idea! If I had more time to dedicate than just writing a plain old letter, I'd love to join in! Is this going to be an ongoing thing? I'd love to take part once things settle down a bit!

    Collette
    www.inkedhibiscus.com
    xo

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  2. Count me in, brilliant idea. Joy x x

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