Sunday, April 22, 2012

Letter Writing Socials on April 28

If you live in Chicago or Washington, DC, you are in luck - there are letter writing socials coming up this Saturday in both those fine cities.

LWA Letter Writing Social in Chicago
In Chicago, the Letter Writers Alliance is hosting a social at Read/Write Library from 2-5pm. "Bring your address book and favorite pen. Well-behaved children are welcome with a parent or guardian." You need to RSVP for this one, as there is a limit of 20 attendees, and right now they're about half filled up.

National Postal Museum Letter Writing Social in Washington, DC
In Washington, DC, the Smithsonian National Postal Museum is hosting a Letter Writing Social, too. The National Postal Museum event is from 12-3pm, free, and open to the public. No RSVP necessary, just stop on by! What they say about the event:
Amaze a friend by sending an artfully handwritten, paper-based message instead of the usual tweet or text. They might just write you back!
One-of-a-kind stationery, unique postcards, pretty paper, ink stamps, retro airmail labels, cancelled stamps, a somewhat functional typewriter, and mailable supplies are provided in this veritable letter-writing lounge. Postage stamps available for purchase in the museum's Stamp Store.
Again, both events take place this Saturday, April 28.

Lovely stamp image design above by Melissa Esposito of Craftgasm.


  1. I'm planning on going to the one in D.C.! I am taking Megabus (the overnight option ... it leaves just after midnight) to D.C. from Pittsburgh, and back again, so I won't be paying for a hotel. It will be a bit rough for this old lady, but I am going to enjoy the adventure.

  2. How I wish I could go to these! They look so much fun! I've organised a craft club at work and we're doing mail art this Thursday. I'm so excited!

  3. Oh how wonderful mail related stamps in the picture! :)

  4. Thanks so much for telling your readers about our event! :) I'm psyched to see who all comes (and am looking forward to seeing you again, PostMuse!) and how big the pile of mail will be at the end of the afternoon.

  5. I am in the right place. Keep your fingers crossed that I will have the time to come get my mail geek on with you all!

  6. It's going to be awesome. Thanks for sharing this, Missive Maven! :)