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Old 04-14-2013, 05:17 AM
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April is National Card and Letter Writing Month and I'm hosting a quick little mail art challenge. Now, if you're suspicious like me, as much as any other holiday strategically created by card companies or the postal service, you may be wondering who came up with this one and where it started. I am too! I haven't been able to track down an official source for that information, but there are lots of blogs and some newsy articles about National Card and Letter Writing Month. It runs from April 1 - May 8th. I did read in a few places that the postal service workers support card and letter writing to promote literacy and the timeless tradition of letter writing. Perhaps they have a vested interest in old fashioned correspondence? Well, I say, what the heck? Why not? Make everyone happy and jot down a quick note, slap a stamp on it, seal it with a kiss and support the mail service while giving a friend some happy mail!

Here's how to play:

~ Sign up here in this thread by just leaving a comment that you'd like to play. You must sign up by April 30th. Partners will be drawn on May 1st. Mail will be sent the first week of May.

~ Come up with something to mail. You can mail a letter or postcard but it must be something you yourself made. You can create something new for this challenge or you can use something you've made in the past (i.e postcards you've had printed from your work).

~ Post what you intend to mail when you can share a picture of it - preferably before April 30.

~ When you get your randomly drawn partner (which will be posted in this thread May 1st), hand write a little letter in or on what you plan to mail and mail it!

~ Let us know when you get your mail from your partner.

I have a blog post up HERE with some fun links and pictures if you want to see some.
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:12 PM
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I'm in! Look forward to this one! xx
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:27 PM
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I want to play. Mail art is what got me into art in the first place. I wanted to be Nick Bantock.
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:02 PM
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Yay! So glad to have you both.

Donna - we need to do more mail art around here. I need to find the time to work on that or get some ideas from someone like you.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:00 PM
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I LOVE real mail art..it's my FAV..so sign me up!!
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I would like to sign up too Marsha. Thanks.
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:04 AM
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So glad to have you Amy and Redowl!

I'll be doing this too, by the way. Better sign myself up. LOL
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:31 PM
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I want to play too! It will be so much fun to have something to look for in the mail besides bills :-)
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I haven't done Mail art for years. Count me in.
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Well, I am tickled pink to join in on the mail art challenge! A superb idea!
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