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April is National Card and Letter Writing Month

Posted about 4 years 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.

Meg Raymond

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? Get hand-crafted suggestions with The Bookologist

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