While you may think snail mailing is a solo hobby, social media has made it, well, social. (When you want it to be).
So when I think of it, sometimes I'll take pictures of my outgoing mail and tweet it with the hashtag #showandmail. I've participated in some postcard exchanges and also follow some snail mail/paper-loving blogs, like the Letter Writers Alliance and The Paper Chronicles.
Sarah Schwartz, blogger behind The Paper Chronicles (and founding editor of Stationery Trends) has an ongoing project called the Letter-Writing Campaign (LWC). It's a very simple—yet amazing—campaign. Here's how it works, in her words:
Getting involved in my campaign (and getting some free stationery) is so easy. Just send me a letter, card or postcard on your favorite paper (which is most likely gathering dust) and tell me what makes it so.
My address is: P.O. Box 22133, Beachwood, Ohio 44122. I will share it here, and then send you even more stationery. And if you are interested in being a sponsor, please reach out … I’d love to hear from you too!So, in February—after following the blog for over a year and meaning to write in once I was back in the states, I finally did.
The other day the post went up on her blog, and today I got the package in the mail!
The stationery she chose for me comes from Jenipher Lyn's Nightly Doodles, it's so cute and positive. Plus there were all of these other goodies included—it seriously felt like my birthday.
And the timing couldn't have been more perfect, with April just around the corner (National Card and Letter Writing Month). (Oh, which reminds me, if you want to participate in this year's #write_on, writing a letter a day during the month of April, thousands of kits with four letterpress cards have been donated again this year, so snag your free letter-writing kit here!)
So if you want to support the campaign, you can either write in to receive free stationery, or donate stationery by sending it in!
Thanks so much Sarah and Jenipher.