April is one of my favorite months, because it is National Letter Writing month. And that is a holiday I can fully support.
The founders of the write_on campaign thought the same thing. So every year they promote letter writing through partnerships with Egg Press and Sakura, encouraging people to write 30 letters in the 30 days of April. It started in 2014 and I joined up in 2015. The return on this investment has been full! Turns out people love to get mail!
The most daunting thing for many people is knowing who to write to. Here’s a small prompts list to get you started.
Send a second thank you for an item you use often so the giver knows how much you continue to enjoy it.
Wish an elderly neighbor (or a neighbor from where you used to live!) a happy spring
Send an Easter card to the youngest reader in your life - include stickers!
Who do you know that has an April birthday? Send a card in the mail!
Thank an elementary school teacher that you still think of fondly.
Tell an author how much you liked their article / book / play.
Contact your representatives with an issue that means a lot to you.
Tear a clipping out of a newspaper / magazine / catalog and send along (just like grandparents used to do!)
Don’t send that text! Write it out longhand instead.
Tell an almost-graduate the best advice you’ve received. Wish them luck.
Let me know if you have others!