52 letters in 2018 (week 9): Clear out clutter

Week 9 (February 26 – March 4): Clear out clutter.

This week is a good time to dig through your drawer of thousands of postcards and mail a card that’s been sitting around for a while. Or, if you don’t have a giant mail drawer like mine, dig out a postcard that you meant to mail from a trip, but that made its way home with you instead. Nobody cares if the card wasn’t sent from the location; they’ll just be glad to hear from you.

We spent last weekend in Nashville, Tennessee, a city I’d wanted to visit for a few decades. I made it home with more than two dozen postcards, including two that I’d written, addressed, and stamped in a cafe by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

typewriter-1I also made it home with a few new records, including this one by one of my favorite humans, Chuck Mead, who lives in Nashville and is from my hometown (Lawrence, Kansas).

chuckThis week I’ll be catching up and dropping Nashville-flavored notes in the mail to a few people who’ve written to me recently.

If you get a chance to visit Nashville, do it! The town is packed full of great restaurants, live music, history, charm, and southern hospitality. And if letterpress posters, postcards, and art is your thing, swing into the Hatch Show Print shop.

  • Week 1 (January 1-7): Send a Happy New Year’s note.
  • Week 2 (January 8-14): Send a Thank You note.
  • Week 3 (January 15-21): Send a postcard from your community.
  • Week 4 (January 22-28): Mail a postcard or letter to another country.
  • Week 5 (January 29-February 4): Mail a Valentine to a pal.
  • Week 6 (February 5-11): Mail a minor.
  • Week 7 (February 12-18): Mail an oldie.
  • Week 8 (February 19-25): Write a note to a pet.
  • Week 9 (February 26 – March 4): Clear out clutter.