Saint Valentine’s day

Saint Valentine’s day

  It’s good that we love one another.  And best of all, is finding that one person that brings out the best in us. A partner that helps us learn the daily practice of caring, sacrifice, humility, respect, admiration, trust, honour, loyalty, compassion, willingness and forgiveness. Happy Valentine’s Day to all.

Vasant Panchami – वसंत पंचमी

Vasant Panchami – वसंत पंचमी

Nature at it’s best, sheds itself of lethargy and ignorance to chart a new years course. Bursting yellow fields and happiness light as air. We wish you friends as solid as diamonds and success as bright as gold as we welcome the spring season and Saraswati’s light of hope and peace    

Spring Festival – 春節快樂

Spring Festival – 春節快樂

As the ‘Earth Pig’ enters the scene with its extremely kind and thoughtful nature, remember they are also happy, sensible, realistic, energetic and enthusiastic. Combined with with their easy-going and co-operative social nature, they make the perfect representative for the wealth and fortune in the year ahead. Whether you are rejoining family to feast the […]

What’s in an address – part 3

What’s in an address – part 3

If you didn’t get a chance to take a peek at the high-speed optical letter sorting machine  in our last post about addresses ..you might want to click the link here  and take in the short video before we get started. While you may not be familiar with one of these and how it works. Your letters are […]

The ugly hidden underbelly of InCoWriMo expectations – and how to avoid them.

Sorry to say but one of the more common problems people seem to have with InCoWrimo is the “but I’ve written all these letters and I haven’t yet received any mail” complaint. This doesn’t mean you won’t get any mail when you participate, it’s just that it might not turn out like you planned it […]

What’s in an address – part 2

What’s in an address – part 2

As you can imagine, addresses are a very important part of a project like this. So much so that we devote a large part of our time and effort to making sure we get it right. For the most part we rely on the International Postal Union, an interesting organization itself and one of the […]

navigating the addresses – part 2

navigating the addresses – part 2

For all those who have been waiting for the second post in this series, we’d like to take a moment to introduce you to your new friends.  Without them as a guide, you’ll be as hard pressed as we are in finding your way around this years list of addresses. For quite some time […]

Un alt fel de provocare: InCoWriMo

Un alt fel de provocare: InCoWriMo

We are very lucky to have found this wonderful guest post today; and happy to share it with everyone. The world of handwritten correspondence seems to be full of happy little accidents and amazing little corners to explore. And even more, it is full of the shared moments, thoughts, ideas, and projects that bind us […]

What’s in an address – part 1

What’s in an address – part 1

We’re obliged to put out this post this evening to all of our participants in the United States in particular. While we had planned to speak about addresses later this week, a particular problem arose with the address list that necessitated letting everyone know what’s happening behind the scene. We have been pretty diligent in […]

navigating the addresses – part 1

navigating the addresses – part 1

One of the great things about being a human being is our nearly unlimited capacity for discovery, adventure, and storytelling. This perfect combination seems to feed our imagination, widen our horizons and bring us closer together at the same time. There’s something in being able to venture out our front door and return at the […]

Heads  up

Heads up

Once again, just 2 days away from posting this years list of participants, we’re taking a couple of minutes to stick our heads up from all the data sheets, calendars, text blocking, postal addressing standards and documents to let give everyone a bit of a heads up about what’s going on. Needless to say, we’ve […]

Merry Christmas – to one and all

Merry Christmas – to one and all

“I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses.”    Taylor Caldwell

flag day – who in the world is interested?

flag day – who in the world is interested?

One of the special things we’d like to share with you is a glimpse of who is interested in this years project. Being an international month of handwritten correspondence, it’s always a pleasure when we notice how widely we are being viewed. The little graphic below is an indication, in no particular order, of the […]

Bodhi  बोधि

Bodhi बोधि

May this day awaken you to the essence of your true nature, lead you to fully embrace your daily life and express it as compassion.  Happy Bodhi Day!

St. Nicholas of Winter

St. Nicholas of Winter

As the days grow shorter and dark of winter closes around us, it’s time to leave the year and it’s troubles behind us as we remove our boots and set them by the door.   Another year passed, to be rewarded as we lived it — be it coin, rod or black lump of coal. We […]

hanukkah – חנוכה שמח

hanukkah – חנוכה שמח

At this time of year, may lighting these lights express our thanks and praise for the miracles, wonders and salvations we have been given.