Friday, January 14, 2011

52 letters, 52 weeks

Have you heard about this? A blog I jus discovered called The NonConsumer Advocate has started this challenge. The challenge is to write and send 52 letters or postcards or thank-you notes or care packages, one a week, HANDWRITTEN and sent in the REAL MAIL for all of 2011. Well, I'm going to do it! Granted it is the second week of January right now so it will be a 51 week challenge. You can read the original post here.

Last year I read the book The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.... twice. If you haven't read it yet, do go get it. After reading it I was inspired to start writing real letters again. It didn't happen. I needed something to push me out of the gates. I think this challenge will be the very thing.

Now to get me some nice writing paper! My Ottawa Citizen scratch pad won't do it.

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8 comments:

Julie said...

i love beautiful stationary. i have some left over from india if you want it. it's gorgeous. this sounds like a great challenge, though i don't think i have 52 people that i could send things to...

Karen said...

Thanks! I'd love to use some of your stationary if you're willing to give it away.

You don't have to write to 52 different people! You can write to the same person 52 times if you want to.

Shan said...

What a fantastic idea! That could be a lot of fun. I read the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and loved it! Such a great book. I picked it up originally because that's where my Dad is from.

Sasha said...

I'm intrigued by the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society... I'm also all for anything that motivates me to write real letters! Just requested it from the library - thanks!

Ninja Mom said...

I love handwritten letters, and there is nothing like getting REAL mail. I have a girlfriend who always sends thank you cards and it means so much (you know, because she had to get the card, write on the card, find my address, write out the address on the envelope, get a stamp and then find a mailbox - now THAT is love!)
Anyway, do it! It's a great idea. I may try it at some point too :)

little b said...

I love this idea, but feel like there is no way I could do the challenge. Maybe I'll try.

Erika said...

You go girl! And I know you'll do it too!

runningtowardstillness said...

I am totally in love with this idea of a letter a week. I am totally in love with stationary. And I totally loved LOVED the book. I may attempt this "letter a week". Hmmmm