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Letter Writing 101, hosted by Penny Post


Colored pens and crayons, stamps and stickers. We loved them as kids and we continue to do so as adults. Bring your little one to Hooray for Books! this Saturday and we’ll get them started on their letter writing future.      

It's also Charlotte Brontë's birthday, who was an avid letter writer! 


Old Town Alexandria local paper goods store Penny Post is inviting the area to pick up a pen and paper and take a few minutes to write a letter to someone in April. Why? Because April is National Letter Writing Month – a national campaign that encourages individuals to reconnect with the old art form while promoting joy, creativity, expression, and connection through hand-written correspondence.

The Alexandria boutique, owned by Amy Rutherford who also is the owner of popular home décor boutique Red Barn Mercantile, is launching a host of letter writing pop-up events and activities throughout Alexandria during the month of April. The goal is to help raise awareness about the power of letters and how they can bring people together in a meaningful way that electronic communication is unable to achieve. Penny Post’s hope is to improve writing skills and literacy, as well as to preserve the tradition of writing, sending and receiving letters, postcards and greeting cards. The boutique encourages the region to join in on the #Write_On challenge, whether individuals write one letter or 30 letters (one each day) in April to friends and/or loved ones. 

Penny Post will be collaborating with several Alexandria businesses, orchestrating a traveling Penny Post writing team, as well as hosting in-store and social media promotions.