Monday, August 3, 2009

The Letter Exchange (LEX) listing deadline reminder

The Letter Exchange listing deadline reminder

This very cute postcard came in the mail last week to remind me that the listing deadline for The Letter Exchange (LEX) is right around the corner on August 15. I love how fun and personal this organization is, from the spider hanging down by the mailbox to the text of the postcard (which you can view large, or I'll type it out at the end of this post).

If you're thinking of joining LEX, this is a good time to do it. I am fairly certain the listing deadline is one of a postmark, so you can turn in your Listing Form right along with your subscription, and as long as they're postmarked August 15, your listing will make it into the autumn issue, which mails around October 15. I know, I know, it's kind of a long wait - but it's snail mail! That's what it's all about!

Postcard text:
Little Miss Muffet
Sat on her tuffet,
Writing her listings for LEX.
Along came a spider,
And sat down beside her,
And asked if it could borrow her pen and perhaps a sheet of stationery and said it would be ever so grateful if she could spare an envelope (but it had its own stamp) so it wouldn't miss the August 15 deadline for sending in its listings and its letters about interesting postal experiences and short-term correspondences and other letter-related topics so it would get lots of mail and be the envy of all the other arachnids and insects.

EDIT on 8/6: I forgot to mention other option, which I should have mentioned in the post: you can buy a back issue and still write to listings to have them forwarded, you just don't get a member number and therefore can't have the free forwarding service work for YOU. Single issues are $9, and of course there's no deadline for that. I actually got a letter recently from someone who did this.