31 Letters in 31 Days

31 Letters in 31 Days

June 25, 2013


For our anniversary this year, Chris gifted me a subscription to a monthly service called My Olive Box. Despite my daytime dealings as a social media director, I have a deep-rooted love for papercrafts – so the subscription is akin to getting a surprise present each month full of my favorite things. (Isn’t my hubs the BEST?!) The items in the box vary – sometimes you get cards or books, other times it’s artwork or gift wrap – but each one is crafted according to a surprise theme and delivers a delightful mid-month treat.

In May, the box included a book, Snail Mail My Email, which has inspired me to renew my own personal correspondence, hence the purpose of this post. During the month of July, I’ve set a personal goal to send 31 letters in 31 days. Now obviously, given holidays and weekends, my mail-sending won’t line up perfectly with sending one letter per day, but I will be sharing one letter a day on my blog and social channels. (Please forgive the irony.)

The letters will vary from handmade to letterpress and from postcard to packages. Brainstorming all the notes and their recipients has been a blast, and I can’t wait to get to work on my first batch.  The fun kicks off next Monday on the blog, so stay tuned!

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  • Reply Devon June 26, 2013 at 9:28 am

    I think that Birchbox was reading your mind when they sent postcards in this month’s box. Lately it seems like the nostalgia of snail mail is causing people to write post cards, notes, and letters again. I’m all for it!

    • Reply aliera June 26, 2013 at 10:13 am

      It used to be something that I was really good about keeping up with – I sent letters to friends all over the country and even had a writing buddy in Japan during my annual NaNoWriMo adventures that I’d send letters and packages to. I’m looking forward to getting back on track.

      And Birchbox is still on my list of things to try out – don’t think I realized they sent things other than beauty products.:)

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