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January 30, 2013



724 cards/letters/postcards sent in 2012 (includes 100 Christmas cards). Thanks to your correspondence log, I'm able to know exactly who/what stationery I used/when sent :)

Tamra Orr

1,075 cards/letters/postcards/packages sent in 2012. 786 received. Letter Writers Unite . . . wait, don't do that. If we are all next to each other, we won't write the letters. Letter Writers . . . scatter, but stay in touch!


Wow, that's a lot of mail!!! Not sure of my actual numbers, but last year I mailed wedding invitations and tons of thank-yous in addition to all of my regular mail. I'd like to think it was a lot :)

Ciara Kay

I just started keeping track of my mail this January, so I'll have a report by the end of next year!

Go LWA Members for helping keep the USPS in business! ;)


1,883 which includes 336 postcards sent via Postcrossing (I also send the postcards for my two grandchildren, who are only 5 and 3). I send an awful lot of postcards because of Orphaned Postcard Project, too. I'm going to say only about 800 of the grand total were actual letters/notecards.

I keep less detailed track of my postage, but a quick look at my banking shows I used my card for $1,558.22 worth of postage last year. I don't even want to think about how much I spend on stationery, pens and ink.

David Solomon

Wow, I just realized how small my numbers seem compared to other members and I consider myself active in sending mail. I sent 145 letters last year...that doesn't include postcards or packages or non-personal mail items. I've got some catching up to do I guess.


That is a lot of mail. I'm not sure how much I sent in 2012, and I've only been a member since November 2012 so I didn't really pay much attention to what I mailed before then. I know I sent about 25 Christmas cards though.

One of my goals for 2013 is to write more letters, so I'll definitely be keeping track this year.


I was a bit limited on funds last year due to moving across the country but I managed to send out a total of 206 postcards (101 international, 105 within the US) & 116 letters (37 international & 79 within the US).

Melissa of craftgasm

I track my outgoing, but not my incoming. I sent 1141 pieces of all mail last year, which includes letters, postcards, and packages (though far fewer of the latter). :)

Will you guys be totaling up the numbers left in the comments here?


Well, I'm not certain how useful a total would be. After all, this is just 9 members so far...


I'm thinking I did 10/week: 52 weeks/year: 520/for 2012. Maybe somewhat less, maybe somewhat more. I did keep track of every outgoing and incoming earlier in the year, through the awesome LWA correspondence log. I photographed a few. But I gave all that up as too "keeping score" because really I gave myself over to the frivolous joy of sending and receiving without thought of "did I get one from x, and should I send one to y".


I started keeping a log of letters last February and I've counted 256 pieces of mail. I didn't separate postcards from letters or mailart. I also didn't keep track of postcards I sent whilst on a three week cross country roadtrip. I sent a lot but I don't think it was enough to put me over the 300 mark. 300 seems a good goal for 2013.

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