One day, deep inside the rabbit-hole of Facebook, the crush of digital connectedness finally caught up with us. We recalled the fine job our US Postal Service has been doing for a hundred years, keeping people connected with a minimum of integrated marketing and insidious data gathering. So we decided to launch our own social network: It's called the Letter Writing Club. We meet on the 'teenth Sunday afternoon, once every month, at Decade Coffee shop and spend two hours hand-writing those letters/thank you notes you never get around to finishing. USPS: A social network even your grandmother can love.
Rules of Letter Writing Club:
1. BYOP/P (paper & pen). Fountain pens, vintage stationery stashes, and all other forms of elaborate letter writing accessories and accoutrements are encouraged.
2. BYOS (stamps), but Wonder Fair will bring stamps for you to buy at face value if you need them.
3. DNBYOC (do not bring your own computer); no screens allowed, please, unless it's to briefly reference your address book.
4. BYOT (typewriter), but occasionally we'll have some available to borrow.
Options for members of Letter Writing Club:
1. Stamp trades! Those of a philatelic persuasion may wish to bring and trade postage stamps.
2. LWC official stamp and stationery collection: the LWC has an official seal, which we've made into a stamp so that all members can have the satisfaction of stamping their completed letters before putting them in the official LWC post box. Members through time have also donated various letter writing accessories which are made available for members to borrow during meeting time, including fountain pens, vintage rubber stamps, and more. Have something you'd like to donate to Letter Writing Club? Get in touch!
3. Sealed letters left in the LWC post box at the conclusion of a meeting will be mailed by LWC organizers on Monday; you seriously can't mess this up. Letters will be sent. Social niceties and feelings of accomplishment will be observed.
See you Sunday!