The Month of Letters & Seeds Challenge
“A letter should be regarded not merely as a medium for the communication of intelligence, but also as a work of art.”
Lately, I have been thinking a lot about the lost art of letter writing. Every year around this time, I coordinate the Mystery Friend Intergenerational Pen Pal event at our church. It is a letter writing activity where children are matched with a Mystery Friend in the congregation. Everyone’s identity is revealed at a Mystery Friend Tea at the end. This event has proven to be a great way to get to know people in the church, and to form lasting connections. This year I have successfully matched 30 adults/youths with 30 children. Imagine 30 pieces of art awaiting 30 young, eager readers. A letter, a simple gift that invites wonder, curiousity, and love. It happens every time. What is it about the handwritten letter?
In the month of February, I will be exploring the lost art of letter writing and embarking on my own challenge. I am calling it The Month of Letters and Seeds Challenge. I will write one letter each day in February and include a packet of Lupine seeds in each one. This letter writing idea originated here: The Month of Letters Challenge. The idea to add seeds to my letters is inspired by the book Ms. Rumphius. Miss Rumphius Audio Book.
A few magical moments from our Mystery Friend Intergenerational Pen Pal Event.