Mailbox Monday 2.27.12
Mailbox Monday 2.27.12
Mailbox Monday is a Meme currently hosted by MetroReader.
I picked up the following at Goodwill on Saturday so not quite ‘mailbox’ but more like New-Books-In-the-House:
Now for a LetterMo report. Three days to go! Still time for me to write you a letter if you want one. Or want to receive an ARTFUL postcard! Just DM me your snail-addy to @BkClubCare or e/m to BkClubCare [at] GMail.
I have written/sent (not including today tomorrow and Leap Day (Wednesday)) 75 pieces of mail. Twenty of these pieces were to family, most likely Valentine’s Day cards – I have 11 Nieces and Nephews. I sent 12 birthday cards and 11 postcards. I wrote 9 letters to 6 other LetterMo participants. Thirteen thank-you cards were mailed thanking various kindnesses; one bereavement card. I received a sad and moving thank-you back for that bereavement card. Only one of the birthday cards has been acknowledged. No judging; just the facts.
Postcards seem to generate the most responses — tweets, Facebook acknowledgements, emails, etc.
In all, I received 13 pieces of mail (not counting a bookmooched book; but I sent a thank-you to the nice person who mailed it to me.) I received a gift of a heart-shaped bottle opener – and immediately sent a thank-you. I received some cool postcards, a bookmark and a lovely haiku. One LetterMo letter did not have a return address on so I am sadly unable to reply. One LetterMo letter (to Winnipeg) I intend on writing tomorrow.
I received two Valentine’s Day cards myself; a text message of ‘Thank You’ came from the mother on behalf one niece. (What about the nephew, same household?)
I have sent letters to California, Ohio, Kansas, Colorado, Alabama, Massachusetts (to an address just around the corner from me), Illinois, Indiana, Texas, Virginia, Missouri, Florida, Connecticut, New York, Nebraska, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Canada: Nova Scotia, Toronto and Calgary Alberta. Overseas in both directions: Belgium and the Netherlands, South Korea and the Philippines.
I wrote one author a fan letter.
THANK YOU EVERYONE who has offered me their addresses, have requested to receive mail and/or let me know it arrived! I do NOT do this so I can get mail back necessarily, but it IS nice to know something sent was received. Did I miss you?! I do feel like I’ve failed someone but can’t figure it out…
I know 12 people who celebrate birthdays in March and I intend to mail them each a card.
Looks like my year of letter writing has some strong momentum, wouldn’t you agree?