Encouraging people all over the world to write, one letter at a time.
Hello, and thank you for visiting Postmark 1206.
My curiosity with letter writing started when my mother sat me down alongside my brother and sister to write thank you notes to our grandparents—for gifts they had sent from five states away.
When I got older, I found myself wanting to connect more with my grandparents, but hesitated. I was far too shy to call and chat.
So I wrote to them. I told them stories about school, new recipes I was trying, and how my Mom and brothers and sisters were doing.
And in the process I discovered that writing brings unexpected rewards, an increased sense of connection, and delightful anticipation.
I like to imagine people eyeing something curious in the mail bin, picking it up and holding it closer, ever so briefly.
Letter writing builds relationships, starts conversations, and gives us all another way to say hello.
And it will make you a better writer.
People are hungry for mail. Let's feed them.
Another Way to Say Hello
Letter writing builds relationships, starts conversations, and gives us all another way to say hello. At Postmark 1206 we want to encourage you to use postmarked mail to reach out and say hello, to use it as a way to share and record your stories, to practice and improve your writing.
We're here to inspire those of you who are just getting started as well as the seasoned correspondent looking for a like-minded community.
We want to encourage you to write to a friend, a soldier, your niece or nephew, your parents, or children. To write that thank you note, to share some news, a recipe, or a funny story, and say . . . "Guess what? I've been thinking of you . . . "
Oh, they'll be so happy to hear from you!
• Not sure what to say, or how to say it?
• Worried about your handwriting?
• Need some encouragement?
Welcome to Postmark 1206.
My degree in Media Studies (with a concentration in writing and a minor in Deaf Studies) from the University of Southern Maine, along with my graphic design work at Composition 1206, reflects a long-standing curiosity with paper, words, typography, illustration, and design.
My book, Postmark, A Guide to Writing More Letters, Cards, and Notes was published in 2012 in response to the many questions and fears people share when the subject of letter writing is addressed.
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