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.