Are you ready for National Card and Letter Writing Month?

It’s time to freshen up that snail mail stash of cards and stationery, get out the good pens, and stock up on pretty stamps. Oh—and make sure those address books are up to date. National Card and Letter Writing Month is coming up in April, and we want to be ready.

National Card and Letter Writing Month: Bundles of cards and letters

What is National Card and Letter Writing Month?

The U.S. Postal Service officially designated April National Card and Letter Writing Month in 2001 “to raise awareness of the importance and historical significance of card and letter writing.” A whole month dedicated to cards and letters sounds like it was just made for us, right?

We like it because writing and sending cards and letters makes people feel good. And because snail mail deserves a lot more love.

Decorating an envelope for National Card and Letter Writing Month

Everything about a card or letter screams “somebody cares”: the name and address in familiar handwriting, the knowledge someone took the time to sit down and write to you and then find a stamp and send it, the fancy paper. So when you write someone a letter, you’re literally sending happiness into the world.

Ready-to-send greeting card

What we’ve got going on to celebrate…

You’re invited to join us in writing, signing, sealing and stamping starting April 1st. Here’s what we’ve got for you:


Making a card for National Card and Letter Writing Month

Clear off a space on your desk. Fill a mug with your best pens. Stock up on stickers and washi tape. And grab some cool stamps. Let’s get ready to write.

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  1. 3.25.17 | Reply
    Martha Hunt wrote:

    Always taught our kids the tradition of thank you notes. I now try to send older grands a ‘letter’ now and then. Love seeing the tradition continue with our children and their children . ❤

    • 3.28.17 | Reply
      Think.Make.Share wrote:

      We couldn’t agree more. Love that you’re passing it down, Martha!

  2. 3.14.19 | Reply
    Sandra wrote:

    My favorite thing about this time of year! #Write_On #HappyMail #SnailMail

  3. 4.3.19 | Reply
    Angela Thompson wrote:

    I see in our postal news that you have sent many elementary schools letter writing tools. I am a new Postmaster in Parsonsfield Maine, the school that is in the area covers multiple little towns and is Hiram Maine Sacopee Valley, just checking to see if they were part of the card distribution? It could be a win win for all involved thank you so much for promoting letter writing.

    • 4.3.19 | Reply
      Trish B. wrote:

      Hi, Angela! We agree that our collaboration with Scholastic and USPS is a terrific program. This blog isn’t connected to the donation of cards and envelopes—but you can find out more by following this link:


  4. 4.3.20 | Reply
    Jane Melvin wrote:

    Very generous of you! Thank you.

  5. 4.20.20 | Reply
    Jessica wrote:

    It’s been years since I took time to send a card or write a letter but since this pandemic, I have taken the time to send a couple of cards out. Especially to family members and friends. It nice to know that they were surprised and loved receiving cards in the mail.