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April is National Card and Letter Writing Month

Posted about 1 year ago by Meg Raymond


April is National Card and Letter Writing Month.

I have a wee problem with greeting cards.  I buy a lot of them.  A lot.  Not too long ago, I spent a good portion of a day organizing them, and had to use gallon-sized ziploc bags for each category.  They have outgrown a hatbox, and are now stored in a storage bin.  (But they’re organized!)  So, I have this little problem with buying cards, but I also have a problem with sending them.  They were so carefully selected!  What if the recipient just looks at the card and (gasp!) throws it away?  The horror!

But, I have decided that I will send out cards and write letters this April.  I have stamps, and I have a brand new pen with bright blue ink.  I just have to let go of some of my cards …

If you can’t get in the mood to hand write cards or letters this month, check out two booklists with plots that revolve around the handwritten word:

Epistolary Fiction” – features novels in the form of letters, notes, and other written correspondence.

Dear Diary” – features fiction in the form of journals, diary entries, screenplays, marginalia, and more.

About the Author

If I'm not librarianing, or chasing one of my plethora of dogs around the yard, I probably have my nose buried in a book. I like all kinds of books. Regency romances - love 'em. Gory police procedurals - yes, ma'am. Historical fiction - please, and thank you. Heavy "literary" titles - shhhh, I may not have actually finished some of those! Off-beat, warped, slightly askew books - oh, yes, indeedy. Violent supernatural fantasy - why not? Chick lit, hen lit, lad lit - yeah, yeah, yeah. What have you read? Need a suggestion, or ten?

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