I don’t know about you guys, but February always makes me feel so cheated. Where did the last 2-3 days of the month go? Think of the things I could have accomplished in that time!
Needless to say, March snuck up on me this year, as in, it was March 3 before I realized it wasn’t February anymore (oops). And the end of February means the end of LetterMo. So, how’d I do?
I sent 19 (only 18 pictured) pieces of post last month which is close to the goal of 23, but still not quite there. While I may have fallen short, I’m proud of myself for doing so well on my first attempt – especially since my monthly average for letters sent before was about 2.
Could I have completed the challenge? Certainly! And next year, I intend to do so using a few tricks I picked up the first time around:
- Create your post in batches. Either at a party with friends or in an hour or two each weekend, have the full week’s post ready to go come Monday. Then you just have to write the letters and notes and put the mail in the box each day.
- List birthdays, holidays, etc. in advance. At the beginning of the month, have a list of reasons to send letters (birthdays, holidays, etc.) with dates, so you can be sure to leave the appropriate amount of lead time when sending cards.
- Keep an address book! Seriously. All my addresses are stored in my e-mail, but they are not organized. A small address book would really help expedite the addressing step.
- Put the mail in a big blue post box or drop it at the post office. Our mailman routinely left letters sitting in our mail box (it’s an old style mounted on the side of the house, not on the road), which delayed the post by several days in some cases.
I really enjoyed taking time to craft beautiful cards and envelopes for family and friends and plan to continue to do so throughout the rest of the year. Did you participate in the challenge? How’d you do?