Last year, I decided that we don’t get enough good, old fashioned letters in the post. We get those dreaded windowed envelopes, junk mail, pizza menus, perhaps a package from Amazon. But the days of the handwritten letter are long gone, replaced by email – which was then replaced by text messages, which were replaced by WhatsApp, which was replaced by Snapchat. Snapchat will probably be replaced by something else soon. Meanwhile, my door mat has only those scary brown envelopes from HM Revenue & Customs, and the occasional pizza menu.
I decided to start the OctoberLetters Project, where I decided to send one handwritten letter each day in October. What began as “hmm, maybe I’ll just send letters to my extended family members in order to write a letter a day” turned into sending four letters every day by the last week of the month. People seemed to really like the idea of a real, old fashioned letter. I even went on local radio to chat about it.
Since it went so well, and I got to really improve my letter-writing skills (not to mention my handwriting) I’ve decided to do it again this year! If you would like to receive a letter in October, please fill in the form with your details…
Please note: the form for #OctoberLetters can now be found on my other site. If you filled in a form here, I’m afraid it has not been recorded and you will need to go to the new form and re submit your data.
I’m looking forward to sending some more letters this year; last year I moved house in the middle of the month and it was a bit hectic!
NB I will attempt to send a letter to everyone who responds, but there is a chance I will run out of writing paper/ink/stamps/steam. Please don’t hate me if you don’t get a letter!