How exciting is it to get a letter in the mail? It probably does not happen often, but when it does, it is nice to open a letter that has been written by hand by a friend or a family member – and just for you! To add to the fun, getting a letter also means you’ve been invited to write a letter back!
April is National Letter Writing Month. So, open your Writing Journals and make a list of people you want to write. Start collecting addresses (home addresses, not email addresses!). And join us at Inktopia Kids for a few weeks of letter writing fun!
Inktopia Kids is launching a letter writing campaign called Pen Me. Pen Me invites all Inksters to write three letters to three different people and then mail them. During Pen Me, Inktopia Kids will help you use your writing to connect to friends and family who live near or far away from you. Throughout the month of May (we are choosing our own letter writing month!), you will find letter-writing Inkspiration – tips, prompts, ideas, and letters written by other Inksters – on Inktopia Kids. And your grown-ups will find letter Inkspiration here, too!
Every time you decide to write a letter, you give yourself a chance to be creative, to share your likes, dislikes, questions, experiences, thoughts, and feelings with the person you are writing to. And you have the chance to make all kinds of fun choices – like who will you write? What will you write about? What kind of paper will you write on? What color pen or pencil will you write with? Will you include something fun in the letter? Will you illustrate the letter? What kinds of stamp will you use?
We were inspired to launch Pen Me after learning about Egg Press’ Write_On Letter Writing Campaign. They highlighted Inktopia Kids on their website! And the generous folks at Egg Press have sent us some really cool notecards from their collection for us to use when we write. (Thanks, Egg Press!)
So Inksters, wanna write a letter? We want to help get you started! If you are interested in receiving a Pen Me Starter Packet of three cards with envelopes, post a comment on Inktopia Kids answering the following: Why do you want to write letters? Who do you plan to write first? Then, write us directly at Inktopiakids@gmail.com and let us know where to send your cards. You will get mail even before you write your first letter!
Get excited to write some letters! Who knows? Someone may even write you back!