On January 31st, Save the U.S. Postal Service by Writing More Letters posted something in an attempt to help a kindergarten teacher in North Dakota get 100 postcards by the time her class was celebrating 100th Day this month. When I looked into it, I saw the badge you see on the left displayed on that teacher’s blog and just had to investigate. Long story short, a postcard to that teacher was the first of my outgoing mail this month. February may not be over yet, but I wanted to use the last Miscellaneous Monday this month to document everything I’ve sent (as I sent it) so far as well as some other things I find noteworthy.
February 1st, 2014: In addition to the Michigan postcard for the kids in North Dakota, I also put something in my box for my mail carrier as instructed by one of my Boom Boom Cards.
February 3rd, 2014: In addition to sending a letter to my pen pal Jody, I also sent Netflix their Babe movie back. I watched that movie quite a bit as a kid, and I thought because of the farm animals Logan might like it, but he wasn’t impressed and honestly neither was I anymore.
February 4th, 2014: I haven’t heard from my pen pal Kimberly since November, so I decided to drop her a line and I enclosed a Valentine as well as a couple other things with it.
February 5th, 2014: I sent all 11 postcards Postcrossing would let me send on this day. To see them click me!
February 6th, 2014: My response to Kayla’s letter was sent out; it included her Valentine, one of the Chick Magnets I made, and a Boom Boom card I used a couple days before.
February 7th, 2014: Jennifer, a new pen pal, was sent a response today.
February 8th, 2014: I sent another letter to Jody, and Nicole’s monthly postcard went out with it.
February 10th, 2014: Prior to me going to my dentist appointment, I put a letter and postcard out for Charlene. After the dentist, I sent a package to Kira in Finland.
February 11th, 2014: Erika’s response was sent out today, complete with yet another Chick Magnet 😛
February 12th, 2014: Charlene will be getting yet another postcard from me, I’m sending a letter on behalf of Girls Love Mail, and I’m also putting Netflix’s Burlesque movie back in the mail– I liked it bunches; I would never have guessed Christina Aguilera could act so well, but her performances were exactly what I imagined.
February 13th, 2014: Today was the day I sent a surprise postcard to Nerd in the Brain. I also sent a postcard via postcrossing and a homemade birthday card to Sophie in England.
February 14th, 2014: I became a member of The League of Extraordinary Pen Pals back on the 9th, and by this day I had two new postcard pen pals to send things to. I also got a letter complete with some goodies sent our for Simona in Italy, and I sent Jody a response, too.
February 15th, 2014: I sent out a postcard to another postcrosser from The Netherlands, as well as this Veronica Mars friendly one for Nicole:
February 17th, 2014: Nothing was sent out today. %@$#!% Presidents’ Day.
February 18th, 2014: Let’s see, after the long weekend I had a response sent out to Justine as well as an intro letter to a California girl named Jenn, I sent a postcard to a postcrosser from China, and I returned the first disc of the first season of Friends back to Netflix. Phew!
February 19th, 2014: I am going to be participating in a “March of Postcards” with the extraordinary Othella, and I figured before I sent her miscellaneous postcards all March long I’d send her a little sheet with a little bit about me so the entire project doesn’t turn into a glorified intro letter.
February 20th, 2014: I’m sending a response to Sarah/Michael and an intro to Kari, both LEP members.
February 21st, 2014: Jody’s letter went out today along with Netflix’s Doc McStuffins DVD. My brother Tom also turned 29 so happy birthday, big brother!
February 22nd, 2014: I sent a Route 66 friendly postcard to a postcrosser from Russia who’s into classic cars.
Oh, and today I’m sending out an intro letter to an LEP member named Sara, another disc of Friends, and a postcard I made for Simona as a thank you– she got me the Original Boom Boom Deck as an early birthday present! *Throws confetti*
I’d just like to add that I usually make a point of sending something out; I like having the red flag up (especially in the winter) so I don’t have to sneak outside unless I know the mail is here. I may not need a project like this to send letters and postcards, but I like being involved in something that encourages others to join me in doing so.
A Month of Letters has been a good experience for me, even though I haven’t done as good of a job documenting the stuff I sent on their website. Some people have sent hundreds of postcards and things and while that’s awesome for them, I never once thought of this process as some sort of competition nor should it be one. Will I participate again next year? Probably. Will I try to send even more stuff than I did this time around? Nope!
Ciao for now, Bleaders!
Sincerely, Kate ~!~