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.

Mawlid an-Nabī

Mawlid an-Nabī

O Allah, send your blessings and peace on the light which manifested in this month.  

A Season of Celebration.

A Season of Celebration.

One of the wonderful things about this project is the period of year it crosses. For much of the earth, we have passed from a cycle of fertility, growth and abundance to a cycle of preparation, darkness and rebirth. This is celebrated by many cultures in many ways. The dates and names may not always […]

a quick reminder – incowrimo-2019

Just a quick reminder that starting today, our address has moved to incowrimo-2019.org

message in a bottle

message in a bottle

  It’s that time of year again, a new site, new messages, new friends and a new season to prepare for the 2019 version of incowrimo. One week from now, the 2019 site will be up and you can begin your trek towards your own personal month of handwritten letters every day. Not only that, […]

why would you write a letter?

why would you write a letter?

People do often ask  ..and thankfully Amanda Yu has some answers.

Whadayaknow – some great advice :)

Whadayaknow – some great advice :)

I came across this delightful film this morning as I was opening my mail and whadayaknow – it had some great advice. If you’re wondering how to tackle writing letters for the first time, or the next time, I’m not sure you can beat this encouragement from a veteran letter-writer. She captures everything that needs […]

Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year and best of wishes one and all. May you find peace in your heart, health in your life and cheer amongst those who are close to you.  May your blessings be shared and your troubles halved, and may you find courage, strength and laughter in the months ahead. If this post is […]

how to write a letter: avoiding impropriety

how to write a letter: avoiding impropriety

Much has changed in the world since Emily Post first published her advice on writing longer letters. Not least of which is something along the line of “what is ‘proper’ when it comes to our first opportunity to socialize with people to whom we’ve not been properly introduced. Especially those of the opposite sex”. And […]