Gosh, this has been fun! The Month of Letters goal of writing a letter or postcard every day in February, and responding by mail to anyone who writes to you, requires a bit more concentrated effort, of course, than simply establishing or keeping up a correspondence, but it has been not only worth it but as I say, lots of fun. Of course it feels a little "old-fashioned," writing by hand in this day and age -- I couldn't even find my fountain pen for a few days, and the Post Office was dismayingly short on stamps to hand -- but I think this is "old-fashioned" in a good way. I really enjoyed choosing cards or paper to suit the recipient, and the head/hands connection of writing by hand, not to mention simply the more leisurely aspect of paper mail.
I sent bags of letters -- though maybe it only seemed like it in comparison with my current output, which is pretty much just cards at Christmas and a weekly Postcrossing card -- I almost managed to write a letter every day of the month, and though sometimes Sundays got skimped, I made sure to compensate by sending more than one a number of the other days, so certainly came out ahead.
I did send out many more than I received, but that is to be expected, as I don't have a particularly large circle of folks who already write, but my thanks again certainly go to those who did. It has been a real delight, too, to find something in my own mailbox as well -- six letters already! -- and what a pleasing assortment of stamps --