Thursday, 31 March 2016

Write On (A Month of Letter Writing)

So next month is marks National Stationery Week (25th April -1st May) in the UK as well as World Stationery Day on 27th April. It also seems to be the National Letter Writing month in the US mainly observed with the Write On campaign. I don't know if anything similar here in the UK but I know there's been International Correspondence Writing Month InCoWriMo but don't think much happened with that this year.  *sigh* There is also Lettermo which is in February which I have done before.

But regardless I thought it might be nice to take part even if it's not in direct conjunction with anything. But as a stationeryholic and keen letter writer it's an good excuse to get writing. I have been managing to write more for myself as mentioned before. But need to make a better effort with correspondence I thought this might be a good way for me to catch up on letters owed, renew some old acquaintances and possible make some new ones. Not to mention just putting pen to paper again I am in the way that haven't done in a long while. I mean who doesn't love a good excuse to get some new stationery and get writing? 

I think I roughly know most of the people that I'm going to write to but I have left space for some extras. I always say I'm not looking for penpals I have reached out to a few people which hasn't worked out. Which is a shame and it makes me wary of taking on any new pen pals. I believe there's always the right there's always enough room for the right person.

I will say for now for the one off later I've got about five days or spaces so if anyone wants to receive a letter from me they can leave a comment here or on my Instagram post. Just explain why you like to write and or why you would like to receive a letter. It may not be a letter it could be a card or a postcard but it will definitely something handwritten or from my typewriter, something analog and personal from one person to another.


  1. I would love to receive a letter from you! I've participated in several handmade mail exchanges and love the chance to make someone's day a bit brighter. I love your Instagram feed and your beautiful posts! I hope your free slots aren't full already.

    Elise @elise_mercer

  2. Hi Rehana, thank you for this offer. If available, I'd love to exchange letters and/or cards with you :) Snail mail has always made me happy (giving & receiving). I have a love for paper & pens. I love to write & draw & recently started sharing my creative side. I hope to hear from you soon! Thanks again.

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  4. Marloes Landman1 April 2016 at 21:03
    Hi Rehana, maybe I'm too late, but I would love to get a letter or postcard from you. Two of my penpals aren't writing anymore and I miss it. I love mail, stationery and stamps and I like your IG-posts. I like a balance between nice surprise cards from Postcrossers and personal mail from friends. Maybe we can become penpals too. But first I wish you a lot of fun in the writing month! Marloes

  5. Hello Rehana, I found you by accident. I went through your Instragram world, but unfortunately I have no possibility to leave a comment. So I write here. I just would like to say, that your hobby is wonderful! Have a great time! Jolana