RESOURCES

We hope the following letter-writing organizations, projects and tools will keep you inspired during the 30 Day Challenge, and beyond.

The Fine Print: Listings on this page are not necessarily an endorsement by the Write_On Campaign. We encourage you to vet all resources to find those that best suit your needs!

Books, Blogs, and Inspiration

+ Creativebug Tutorial - featuring Write_On partner, Sakura of America, this fun video will help you create colorful cards and decorate envelopes! 

Letters of Note - inspiration from famous letter writers.

+ Your Handwritten Fingerprint - Curious what your handwriting reveals about you? Learn about the importance of handwriting in this article that our friends at Sakura of America passed along to us.

Seaweed Kisses - reflections on creative expression, journaling, and letter-writing.

Oh So Beautiful Paper - a celebration of all things paper.

The Art of the Handwritten Note: A Guide to Reclaiming Civilized Communication, by Margaret Shepherd.  Old-school note-writing primer offering practical advice for a variety of occasions.

101 Ways to Say Thank You: Notes of Gratitude for All Occasions, by Kelly Browne.  Handy reference guide for writing thank you notes.

If You Find This Letter  by Hannah Brencher. A memoir about finding purpose through writing letters to strangers.

I Will Always Write Back by Martin Ganda, Caitlin Alifirenka, and Liz Welch. An inspiring true story about two pen pals.

To the Letter: A Celebration of the Lost Art of Letter-Writing by Simon Garfield. A journey through the history of letter-writing.

Words to the Rescue: The sentiment guide for the tongue tied. 1000 thoughtful things to write on the card when you don't have a clue, by Steve Fadie. There’s no substitute your own words, but this book can help you find them.

The Guardian’s A Letter To... Series invites letter writers to share their stories.

Letter-Writing tools and kits

+ Letter-writing Curriculum by Mark Richner, Fourth Grade Teacher, Lewis Elementary School, Portland, OR. A How To Guide for teachers and parents to engage students and kids in learning how to build a letter-writing habit by taking the Write_On 30 day challenge. 

+ Send More Mail is a treasure trove of vintage stamps (and one of our favorite Instagram feeds for drool-worthy letter-writing inspiration). Use code WRITEON to receive 15% off orders until May 1st.

+ Mail More Love is a card kit to add to your 30 day challenge. Use code WRITEON for a special discount! Subscriptions also available.

+ Love Jac: The Workshop- A year-long online workshop geared towards helping people stay connected through sending cards. Includes breakdowns of what it takes to get your letters in the mail, a concrete list to get organized, and a check in each month with a worksheet and 3 short videos. Save 25% with code WRITE_ON.

Letters to My… This fabulous book series by designer Lea Redmond contains self-sealing letters and creative letter-writing prompts. Themes include: Letters to My Future Self, Letters to My Love, Letters to My Baby, Letters to Open When, Letters to My Mom, Letters to My Dad, and more!

Grandconnect Interactive letter-writing kit designed to help grandparents and grandchildren stay in touch. The purchaser keeps one book and mails off the second book to the other family member. Each notebook contains a Pledge (or Promise), two sheets of stationery per month with topic suggestions, twelve envelopes, one mailing envelope and a keepsake folder to store the letters received.

Social Preparedness Kit  Thoughtfully-designed card and note kits to inspire your letter-writing, by Egg Press. Don’t get caught with your pens down!

Paper Pastries Letter-writing Kit   Lovely letter-writing kit that includes a 10-piece set of stationery, individually stamped with hand-drawn illustrations; a wood-barreled pen from Japan; a roll of washi tape; a wood stencil; and vintage postage.

Hello!Lucky Monthly Card Subscription  Choose your desired number of months and receive three different mixed occasion letterpress greeting cards right to your door. The cards are all new or best-selling, and accommodate all your favorite seasons. you'll also receive three prepaid matching envelopes stamped and ready to send!

Letter-writing Clubs and communities

Postcrossing Project is an International postcard exchange community who reached 38 million postcards last month.

LA Penpal Club is a Los Angeles-based monthly gathering of letter-writers. Read more about them on our blog.

New York Letter Writer’s Society Meets monthly in New York City to create beautiful mail and inspire others to write more letters. @nycletterwriterssociety

Letter Writers Alliance has more than 10,000 members around the world and offers on-line resources and in-person gatherings.  Learn more in our interview with founders Kathy Zadrozny and Donovan Beeson.

+ Inspired by the robust letter writing tribe on Instagram, especially @nycletterwriterssociety, Little Rock Letter Writers League began as an open group that meets to make beautiful mail that means something. Follow along on Instagram to learn about monthly meetings at various locations in Little Rock. 

Letters for those in need

More Love Letters is a global organization using the power behind social media to write and mail letters to strangers all over the world.

Braid Mission uses their Cards of Hope program to send cards to local group homes and facilities that house youth who are separated from loved ones.

Love for the Elderly is dedicated to providing happiness to elderly people who may not have family to care for them.  You are invited to write a kind letter to an elderly person, and Love for the Elderly will deliver it to a senior in need of a little love.