Samara O'Shea

Preparing for the Big Month

My Brookdale personalized stamper arrived yesterday. Just in time for April! Do you know what April is? Alright I’ll tell you. It’s National Card and Letter Writing month. Yes, such a thing exists. Last year I wrote a blog to celebrate the occasion, but this year I’m going a bit further. . .

1. I teamed up with Gifts in 24 (supplier of my awesome new stamper) to host an essay contest. We’re asking everyone to tell us (in 500 words or less) about a letter that they’ve held on to for years. Tell us all about a letter that meant the world to you when you received it and still means the world to you now.

2. I’m going to write one letter every single day of the month. I think that’s going to be harder than it sounds. My letter writing is sporadic—it’s the same as my journal writing. Some weeks I write every day and other weeks I don’t write at all. This April, however, I’m going to write a letter each day to one friend or family member, and I’m going to blog about every person, too. I’ll tell how I met them and why I love them so. I’m really looking forward to it. Please participate! Enter the contest, write a letter a day, or just write one letter to someone special if you haven’t done so in a while. Let’s keep letters alive.