It’s mid-March and InCoWriMo (International Correspondence Writing Month) is well and truly over. The aim of InCoWriMo is to handwrite a letter, postcard, greetings card or note a day for the whole of February.
So, did I manage to complete the challenge and send a letter every day?
I did! I wrote one letter or postcard a day, every day for the whole month of February. I even surprised myself!
I wrote letters and postcards to:
Australia (1 to South Australia)
Canada (1 to British Columbia, 1 to Newfoundland and 2 to Ontario)
England (2 to Cumbria, 2 to Kent, 2 to Leicestershire, 1 to Liverpool, 1 to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 2 to Northamptonshire, 1 to Staffordshire and 1 to Yorkshire)
USA (2 to Arkansas, 2 to Florida, 1 to Hawaii, 1 to New Hampshire, 1 to Iowa, 1 to North Carolina, 1 to Texas and 1 to Wisconsin)
And one hand-delivered locally.
Some letters and postcards went to friends and current penpals, whilst others went to fellow bloggers and other people who’d signed up to InCoWriMo. Not everyone has replied (which is to be expected), but I am still getting letters delivered (one arrived yesterday!).
I did intend to get a bit “arty” with letters, but it just didn’t happen and in the end, I relied on good old fashioned fountain pen and paper (and maybe a little washi tape on the envelopes).
I have gained new penpals through the project and it was fun to participate. Whilst there were some days where I didn’t receive anything, it was a joy to come home from work to find multiple letters and postcards waiting to be read.
The letter-writing hasn’t stopped either. I’ve written another 8 letters so far this month and I’m off to London in a couple of days, so hopefully I’ll be sending a few postcards too.
I’m hoping to take part in similar challenges later on in the year.
Do you handwrite letters? Did you take part in InCoWriMo this year?