Welcome one and all to the 2019 edition of incowrimo – a handwritten letter every day. The project where people from around the world join together to do one thing. Write and post at least one handwritten letter every day for the month of February.

Whether you write your postal-carrier, neighbour, relative or long-lost friend it’s all the same. You can add stickers, stamps, drawings, quotations and poems. Pens, pencils, brushes, crayons, the idea is to introduce a little creative fun into every day for at least one month per year.

Many people have returned year after year and continue to find new friends and people to write to. For some it will be their sixth time participating and for others their first. But with a fresh start with a fresh year things are equal for everyone.  Simply by sending a letter, you too can become part of the thousands of wonderful people who participate every year.

We have one goal here, to encourage an international flurry of letters round the globe during February and help to see it extend throughout the year. Together we have spanned more than fifty countries, twenty-two time zones and all seven continents. There’s even an address book  with the names of all of this years participants.

As always, quite a number of people continue to correspond for the rest of the year, not to mention people who didn’t discover the fun until mid-month or even later.

If you signed up last year and asked for your name to be included on the 2019 list, or submitted an update or correction in the interim, don’t worry, we have it. You just need to check to see that you are there and confirm the information is correct. If there’s a problem, the updates and corrections page offers you the ability to change your information.

Which brings us to the first of two very important points that need to be brought forward every year.

A great deal of time and effort goes in to personally seeing that our addresses meet the international standards that ensure fast and accurate delivery around the world. We will be posting about this over the next couple of months so you can better understand the process and ensure we have the proper information.

Two, incowrimo-2019 is not a project for submitting your name in order to receive mail. Quite simply the numbers are against it.

Reaching out and writing a letter to someone is probably the best way of receiving something through the post. You have to give a little. But many people here will tell you the responses are often surprising, wonderful and always a treat.  So once again, welcome to this quirky little corner of the universe :)

Thanks and best wishes to all.

8 Comments

  1. Angela Ruckman says:

    I’m quite excited to have found your site! And, I’m looking forward to February! I think I’ll go shopping today for some new stationery !

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  2. Veronica says:

    Super excited for IncoWriMo 2019! This year I think I will aim for 2 letters a day. Can’t wait to send/receive some wonderful snail mail!

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  3. blueslugbug says:

    Hi everyone, this is Janet Sherman in Aurora, Illinois USA. I’ve been hovering around this site for a few years, always wanting to join in but too chicken…this year I decided I’d take the plunge. 29 letters? Yes,,, can do that. I hope that I also receive some. My hobbies are knitting, books, working in my yard and of course writing. 63 years old

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  4. Jo Page says:

    My name is Jo Page – I live and work in Tasmania – This is my 4th year I think and love going to my mail box when I arrive home from work with great anticipation. I have INCOWRIMO friends from a couple of years back and we still correspond. Happy Writing – Have Fun

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  5. hertryk says:

    Coming to an end for another year. I have had fun, and received a total of 8 letters from people who were intrigued by my address and wished to know more. My ghast is well and truly flabbered. . Happy writing!! I have some catching up to do!!

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