I was thinking about making a TT Patton postage stamp for a program in February. I found a few websites where you can upload any image and create your own personal postage. I did it for Christmas and loved it. But with this new stamp released today, there’s no need to make our own, just yet.
In February, I will participate in The Month of Letters Challenge. The challenge runs the entire month of February and requires you to mail at least one item through the post every day it runs. You can write a postcard, a letter, send a picture, a cutting from a newspaper, or a fabric swatch. You can also write back to everyone who writes to you, and that counts as a letter. That’s it!
You can also participate in the challenge with me and TT Patton is here to help you! The entire month of February, bring in your handwritten notes and we will add postage and mail them in our cute little mailbox. (Our mail carrier LOVES that mailbox!) Yes, we’ll pay your first class postage for each personal note; no bills! As I mentioned, we contemplated making our own stamp, but instead we’ll dress your letters with the latest postage stamp released by the USPS recognizing publisher and entrepreneur, John H. Johnson.
Through the Black Heritage series, the Postal Service recognizes prominent African-Americans whose contributions have helped shape American culture. Learn more about the 2012 release in this video featuring an interview with Linda Johnson Rice, Chairman of Johnson Publishing Company and daughter of stamp honoree, John H. Johnson.
So for the month of February, YOU WRITE letters, WE POST them, TOGETHER WE CELEBRATE The Month of Letters and American history all during Black History Month. I love it when things just fall into place. Now I’m headed over to buy my new John H. Johnson stamps at the Barrington Post Office before they run out!
Again, what’s the The Month of Letters Challenge?
In the month of February, mail at least one item through the post every day it runs. Write a postcard, a letter, send a picture, a cutting from a newspaper, or a fabric swatch. Write back to everyone who writes to you. This can count as one of your mailed items. That’s it!