Tips & Resources for Writing Letters

With InCoWriMo just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to start a letter-writing series here on the blog this month.

In this series, I’ll be covering how to find people to write to, what to write in your first letter, how to make your letters fun, personal, and interactive, handwriting tips, and how to spruce up those envelopes.

Of course, letter-writing doesn’t have to be artsy or decorative, so I’ll have some pointers for those of you who like to keep things simple and neat as well.

InCoWriMo

 

First, let’s start with InCoWriMowhat is it and how do you participate?

Short for International Correspondence Writing Month, InCoWriMo (with an obvious nod to NaNoWriMo) is a writing challenge geared towards bringing back the love of the handwritten letter.

The goal of the InCoWriMo challenge is to hand-write and mail/deliver one letter, card, note, or postcard every day during the month of February.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

>> Step 1

According to Eric over at InCoWroMo.org, you should first recite this pledge:

“I, [insert your name], clearly see the benefits of InCoWriMo participation, not only to me personally but also to those who will receive my correspondence. InCoWriMo is a beneficial endeavor and worthy of my full attention. I hereby pledge to hand-write and mail/deliver one letter, card, note or postcard every day during the month of February.”

>> Step 2

Hand-write and mail/deliver one card or letter each day throughout the month of February. That’s 28 letters :)

>> Extra Credit

Snap some photos of the letters you send and receive and share them on social media. Consider using the hashtags #InCoWriMo and #InCoWriMo2018 so that we can all follow along!

NOT SURE WHO TO WRITE TO?

Maybe you’d even like to gain a pen pal or two throughout the month?

Here are my go-to sites to find new pen pals:

InCoWriMo Tracker

Just as I did last year, I created a printable InCoWriMo Tracker for you!

I found this extremely useful and fun to update as the challenge progressed last year, and I hope that you will too. Normally my printables are only available to Boho Berry Tribe Members, but I’ve decided to make this one available with just one click :)

Letter Writing tips and tricks to make your pen pal letters amazing!

Need some extra letter-writing inspiration?

I’ve created an InCoWriMo board on Pinterest filled with lovely letter-writing and envelope decorating ideas:

Follow Boho Berry | Boho Life |’s board | InCoWriMo | on Pinterest.

Announcing the Boho Berry Tribe Pen Pal Exchange

 

Letter Writing tips and tricks to make your pen pal letters amazing!

As an added bonus this year, I’ve decided to organize a Pen Pal exchange within the Boho Berry Tribe on Facebook.

If you’re already a member, head to this link to find all of the details and get registered.

If you’re not a member yet, simply head on over to the group right here and request to join. We’ll have you approved in a jiffy!

** Registration closes January 29th at 12 PM Eastern **

Boho Berry Box Subscribers!

 

Boho Berry BoxFor all of those subscribed to the Boho Berry Box, I’m SO excited to announce that the theme for February’s box is… Letter Writing!

Inside your next box, you will find all sorts of goodies to help you write and mail beautiful letters during the month of February… including an exclusive item that you won’t be able to find anywhere else!

February boxes are shipping this week, and I can’t WAIT to do an unboxing for you to show you what’s inside!

PS – The box is currently sold out, but if you’d like to be in the know when new spots come available, head on over to www.bohoberrybox.com to add your name to the waitlist!

What to write in your letter

 

OK, now that we’ve covered the idea behind InCoWriMo, let’s talk about your letters and how to make them awesome!

Sometimes writing a letter to someone you don’t know can be a daunting task. Here are some of my tips to make sure that first letter is amazing!

1. Include your name, sex, age, and location.

Including these details will help your recipient get to know you more easily. For your location, try telling them something about your town/state/country that is interesting.

And of course, be sure to always include your return address so that they can write back to you. I can’t tell you how many letters I’ve received without this crucial bit of information.

2. Tell them how you found their information.

It’s always a good idea to let your recipient know how you found their address. Many people register with multiple pen pal organizations, so letting them know how you found their info will be very helpful.

3. Include some of your hobbies & interests.

This is where you let your recipient into your world a little bit. Share some of your favorite pastimes/interests, and ask about theirs as well

4. Ask questions

Asking questions is a great way to make your letter feel more interactive. This also gives your recipient a starting point when they (hopefully) write back to you. Try to tailor your questions to the info you already know about them.

5. Don’t try to force them to write back.

Inevitably, you may write to someone who for some reason or another does not want to write back to you.

Try to avoid sentiments along the lines of “hoping to hear back from you soon” or “awaiting your reply”.

Instead, try ending your letter with “Thank you for your time” or “Wishing you the best”. This will help to alleviate the pressure to respond.

Fun things to add to your letters

 

Even if you don’t have an artistic bone in your body, adding some fun “extras” in the envelope can make for a fun experience for your recipient. Here are some of my favorite things to add to snail mail.

Tips & Resources for Letter Writing

  • Die Cuts
  • Confetti/Glitter
    (careful with this one as not everyone enjoys the mess these can make!)
  • Sticky Notes
  • Stamps
  • Stickers
  • Washi Tape Samples
  • Paper Clips
  • Extra Stationery
  • Tea Bags
  • Bookmarks

Things to know

When sending mail, it’s important to keep a few things in mind, such as:

  • Postage guidelines for weight/size, as well as different postage costs when mailing domestically or internationally.
  • Prohibited Items (here’s the USPS list)
  • How to address an envelope (I recommend putting your return address on the back flap of your envelope)

 

My Favorite Resources:

 

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Letter Writers Alliance: https://letterwriters.org/

The Letter Writers Alliance is dedicated to preserving this art form; neither long lines, nor late deliveries, nor increasing postal rates will keep us from our mission. As a member of the Letter Writers Alliance, you will carry on the glorious cultural tradition of letter writing.”

InCoWriMo website: https://incowrimo-2018.org/

The go-to resource for all things InCoWriMo 2018. They also have a great resource where you can join the public address book for the year.

Vintage Postage Stamps: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LittlePostageHouse

One of my favorite shops for vintage postage stamps.

**Spoiler Alert**

Boho Berry Box subscribers might be getting a little surprise from Little Postage House in February!!

The Original Lettermate: * http://amzn.to/2FK0GUm

Lettermate Companion: * http://amzn.to/2mDTCzJ

Tips & Resources for Letter Writing

These two address templates are GREAT for those who need a little help keeping things straight on their envelopes!

Letter-Writing Giveaway!

 

The Goulets and I are teaming up again this year to bring you an epic letter-writing giveaway!

We’re timing this giveaway just right, so that the winner will receive their prize package just in time to start writing all of those letters in February!

HERE’S WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRIZE PACKAGE:

That’s a grand total of over $175 in letter-writing goodies for one lucky winner!

HERE’S HOW TO ENTER:

Simply go through the steps of the Rafflecopter widget below. You do NOT have to complete every single option, just the ones you like. :)

This giveaway is open internationally.

Winner will be drawn at 8 AM EST on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018.

Winners will be notified via email and must claim their prizes within 48 hours. See full disclosures here.

Good luck, everyone! And happy letter writing!

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  • Jessica Meigs

    Thanks for all the tips! I was sitting here wondering where to even start when I get my BB pen pal! :)

    • You’re welcome! I’ll have even more tips next week and I can’t wait to share them :)

  • Blossoms and Bullet Journals

    I can’t wait to get started with InCoWriMo! There are some great ideas in here, and that prize pack looks awesome! Especially the Lamy LX :) Also, sort of unrelated but I really love your new blog design!

  • Michelle Greenwood Miller

    I love all the inspiration that you give everyday!! I also love the idea of writing letters again. As an English teacher, I have found that students have lost that art with all the social media they are exposed to….I plan on changing that [at least a little] and incorporate letter writing into my lessons.

    By the way, I am excited about the prize pack – especially the sealing wax and how elegant it makes your envelopes…it gives the impression that you spent just a little more time on the correspondence than just a plain sticker or tape.

  • How fun. I LOVE InCoWriMo.

    And what a fun giveaway! I don’t know what I’d be most excited about.. all of it? That sun seal? The Lamy?

  • Jenny Cassidy Olsen

    Oh how fun! I loved getting letters all the way through college. Still have many of them.

  • Justus Castillo

    This is such an amazing giveaway!! The generosity from you and the Goulets is so humbling

  • Krista Iverson Moore

    I am so excited for my first InCoWriMo, and it is all thanks to you Kara! I only follow a few blogs, and I can hear your wonderful heart and spirit in each one of your articles. It keeps me coming back!

  • Angela Fergusson

    I’m looking forward to the rest of this series – I love letter writing. I’ve already signed up for the tribe pen pals, and I’m taking part in InCoWriMo. Nothing beats the feeling of a suprise letter through the door.

  • Te-Aroha-Nui

    I’ve been so patiently waiting for this, so excited to participate in #incowrimo for the first time. This looks like such an awesome prize. I have been thinking of getting the turquoise Pilot Metro as my first fountain pen, but I’d love a rose gold Lamy. The seal wax looks beautiful, and my last name means the place the sun rises from so a sun seal would be super appropriate.

  • Samantha Ramey

    I love getting letters, so I’m sure others do as well…..now, what to write…….

  • Sharon T

    This is my first incowrimo so I’m a little nervous but that giveaway would sure make things feel a little easier! Thanks for all you do Kara!!

  • Rachel Churchill

    Can’t wait to get a pen pal and start writing. What a great give away! Wow!

  • Pacemaker Blog

    Great Post! Love all the information provided. Happy and anxiously waiting for #InCoWriMo2018

  • Tracy Walton

    I’m just beginning my bullet journal journey, so I’ve been so thankful for your blog!

  • Janette Berry

    I’m so excited for this challenge. I love writing letters and receiving them! Can’t wait.

  • Hilde

    Waw! I used to write with a fountain pen in school, but haven’t since and can’t find my pen anymore.

  • Ginger DeBrosse

    Love the lettermate companion, look forward to February!

  • thedart88

    Seriously considering joining InCoWriMo this year!

  • Krisztina Madarász

    Thank you for the Lettermate stencil tip, I think it is very useful! I will check them!

  • Tiffany H

    I am super excited for InCoWriMo this year. I am going to try for the first time! I would love to get some of the letter sealing wax. I’ve always been interested in that with the old fashioned feel :)

  • Keepsmeoutofmischief

    Wow, so many great resources. I’m taking part in the secret letters project but this has given me lots of inspiration.

  • Lisa Garrow Bough

    Love this blog! Thank you so much for all the inspiration and resources. Happy writing!!

  • Loi

    I love how much effort you put in this blogpost! I’d really appreciate it if I won the giveaway. My favourite item would have to be the seal and the sealing wax, since I’ve never had one but want one so bad!

  • Mikala Sisson

    This is awesome! I’m so excited for my Tribe Pen Pal!!

  • Andi Horváth

    Wow, that’s an amazing giveaway, not to mention the whole InCoWriMo. I would love to have the two fountain pens! :)

  • Tiffany

    Very excited about this. Never participated before but seems up my street!

  • Hannah McKillop

    Definitely would love the wax sealing supplies!!

  • Amy James

    I would love the fountain pens

  • Patricia Frame

    Love the Lettermates!

  • squeezedmind

    Thanks for all the ispiration and resources! I’d love to try those parallel pens, maybe I’m lucky *-*

  • Lisa H McGreevy

    Ohhhhhh, these items are gorgeous! I’ve been wanting to seal my letters in wax for a while now. Thanks for running this contest. Good luck, everyone! :)

  • Fleur Zandvliet

    I would love all the fountain pens! <3

  • Stephanie Marijke Enadehaplush

    I find it so hard to just choose one item from the give-away package as my favorite, but i‘ve always wanted to put a wax seal on my letters. Last year I send over a 100 letters (2 each week) and that would truly make my letter-writing experience even more awesome.
    You rock Kara!

  • Angie Nelson

    I don’t have any fountain pens but have been eyeing that rose gold LAMY for a while now!!!

  • Becky Reed

    I’m so excited for InCoWriMo! This will be my 2nd year participating. I’d love to try the Pilot Parallels! Holy cow, those are so cool.

  • Nikita Hernandez

    After reading this post I’m feeling super pumped for InCoWrio!

  • Jozianne Brennan

    I am super excited for INCOWRIMO. I caught your videos on YouTube while you were doing it last year and have been patiently (sorta) waiting for it to come around again. I already have my bujo spreads set up for who I’m gonna send letters to, things to include, and made sure I got enough stamps. I am most excited for the turquoise fountain pen in your giveaway. Since that is my favorite color, it would be such an inspiration for my INCOWRIMO letters. Thanks for all the tips and tricks!

  • Rachel Foerstner McNally

    This was a fun post. I might just need to get in on the incowrimo!!

  • Kirstie Carter

    So many wonderful items in this giveaway! Those envelope stencils are awesome; I’ve never seen those before.

  • Ivey

    I love the Turquoise Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen!

  • Nicoline

    I really want to start using fountain pens, and considered buying some of the ones that’s also in your give a way <3

  • Tha Nunes

    Everything in the giveaway package is so great! I love the fountain pens, ink samples and those wax seals goodies! Also very good tips on writing letters! I’m new around the blog, but I love your YouTube channel and your Instagram! Thank you for great videos!

  • Dawn Veckey Alderman

    I’m new to FPs and would love the Lamy. I would love to write letters but I never know who to write to. This blog entry gives me some great ideas.

  • Amy Romano

    Love everything!

  • Jan Haak

    What an awesome giveaway! I would love to try the Metropolitan Turqoise stub nib, and the Parallels! Not to mention all the inksamples and wax-goodies! Really really cool! :-)

  • Jenny

    I’m gonna try to do a mini InCoWriMo with the class I teach (in the Netherlands)! Seems like a great way to combine their writing skills with making others happy with their letters. My favorite give-away item is the Lamy rose gold fountain pen ❤

  • Dayna Wimann

    Yes!!! Thank you Kara and Brian! I’m so excited to try my hand at InCoWriMo <3

  • Toni Lynn Reget

    This would be super helpful!!

  • Riley

    That Lamy LX rose gold fountain pen is so pretty! I’ve been wanting to get a fountain pen after watching the fountain pen collection.

  • Elaine Bressi

    SO excited for this giveaway! Thanks for teaming up with the Goulets, making this awesome^awesome!

  • Elizabeth Anne

    Would love the fountain pens!!!

  • Sophie Mills

    I really want a fountain pen but I just can’t afford one right now, does anyone have any suggestions for how I can start my collection?

  • Amber Revels-Stocks

    I started using the Lettermates when I had to address all the invitations for the wedding. I love those things!

  • Tonya Smith

    This is a totally awesome giveaway! So very generous of Kara and Goulets!

  • Kaitlin Marie

    I think the wax seal looks so cool!

  • Karen Balch

    Oh, my gosh, Kara! I’m standing between ourselves! This is my first year trying InCoWriMo. I lurked about while you shared about It last year. It looked like so much fun! I’ve also joined Fountain Pen Friends group on Facebook. Thank you for all the advice and resources to make this leap back into writing penpals again. <3

    If I were to win the giveaway, I'd be so on the wax seals stuff! I've been stalking this stuff for years. I've thought about getting my initial set from the Goulets for awhile, but it's been hard to rationalize the 'need' for it. The new pens would be awesome, too. I doubt I'd ever get a Lamy LX and I've wanted the turquoise Metro to "complete" my collection! Good luck, Everyone!

  • Silvia Paz

    That’s for a chance!! I’ve never tried any fountain pens before but they always look amazing.

  • breezyred

    Lettermate, yes please!

  • Jessica Lowery

    Thank you for all the letter writing tips, these are awesome. The giveaway is so exciting. I think my favorite item is either the sealing wax stamp/seal or the fountain pen. I have one function pilother metro, but for some reason it is leaking ink from the design portion of the barrel.

  • Elo Zúñiga

    I love this post! All the tips were super helpful for me since this is the first time I’m doing something like this but I think I’ll really enjoy it. My favorite item from the giveaway was the J. Herbin Brass Sun Seal! I would be so excited to try this and feel really vintage and sofisticated. Thanks Goulet pens and Kara!

  • Aditya

    My favorite items in the package would be sealing wax, ink samples and pilot metropolitan..

  • Stephanie Smith

    The rose gold Lamy is beautiful and definitely one of my favorites in the package.

  • Lindsay Nish

    I just started following you and getting into bullet Journaling and lettering. I’m so excited to start and get those creative juices flowing! It may be small but I’m excited for the letterman. It love how clean it makes everything look!

  • Erica

    It’s so hard to choose my favorite, but I think I’d have to choose the fountain pen. I don’t own one and have been wanting one for a while.

  • Elissa Cardon Nysetvold

    So excited to write some letters this month!

  • Remi Billet

    It’s so hard to pick a favorite item because I want it all The fountain pens and then the wax sealing items. I love fountain pens and I’ve been wanting to get into wax sealing!

  • Stephanie Ann

    I can’t wait to get back into letter writing again! It’s been on the backburner for far too long. And *ahem* I may have been ogling the rose gold Lamy for quite some time.

  • Chris

    Thank you for all the tips and links for writing! I write a lot of letters to loved ones who don’t use computers but this year I think it would be fun to expand and do the InCoWriMo — you’ve made it easy as to how to find more people to write to. The giveaway package is incredibly generous. You rock and so do the Goulet’s — I’m a customer for life! I had not seen those envelope guides! WOW

  • Prajakta Borkar

    I love Fountain pens…they make writing beautiful

  • Carri McClellan

    What a great idea!

  • bysukro

    Thank you for this fantastic post bringing back to life the handwritten letter. I really hope I can reach my goal of writing letters this year.

  • Marissa Flores

    I would love the fountain pens! I only have 2 and I am always looking to add to my collection and try out new pens and ink.

  • Elizabeth

    Can’t wait to participate this year!

  • Annelies Vranken

    Wow, that is an awesome giveaway! How very generous! I would love to get into wax sealing, I have been hesitant about trying it because I am afraid it would turn into a giant mess, haha.

  • Emily Campbell

    I just got my first calligraphy pen a month ago and love it so much! I’ve been thinking about getting higher quality ones it’s just so hard to choose! Plus I’ve never used wax stamps before but they look amazing.

  • Mandie Drummond

    Thanks for the awesome tips!

  • Julie Matthews Lawson

    Oh wow! I am having a really hard time deciding which item is my favorite! I think the parallel pen set and inks will be!

  • KianahSaro

    I might try to send a letter this year. My grandmother would probably like one. And thanks to you and Goulet for the giveaway! I’ve wanted to try a stub nib…

  • Bobbie Pullen

    Love that Lamy Rose Gold pen!!

  • Tina Morris

    Thanks Kara for all of the wonderful inspiring posts and ideas that you share.

  • Tori

    The fountain pens is what excites me! I don’t have a large collection as they aren’t the cheapest though

  • reeniereindeer

    Rose gold fountain pen FTW!

  • Rupam Patel

    I think my favorite would be the seal, sealing waxes and the lettermates.

  • Brian Foresi

    Omg, this post got me so interested in writing letters. I have been seeing several videos about wax seals on instagram and would love to try out my own creative letter sending.

  • Birty McFlausch

    Thanks for all the Tips, Kara! And for the awesome giveaway too! My favourites are the Lamy fountainpen and the inksamples!

  • Amy Hook Thurber

    Maybe this is how I’ll get addicted to fountain pens!!

  • Papp Zoltán Andor

    Thanks for the opportunity to win those goodies! Also, great and such inspiring post Kara! ❤️

  • Laura Edling

    That’s so amazing that you did a blog post on this! I’ve recently gotten into fountain pens and I’ve wanted to get a pen pal to start writing with my pens more!!! Adding a wax seal to my letters would be sooooo cool!

  • Jennifer Muir Mulvaney

    I have followed you for a year now and am planning to do InCoWriMo this year! I started watching your videos right around this time last year and just wasn’t able to get my act together. But this, I’m doing it!

  • Hilary Yves

    I would love to have a lettermate! I have such a hard time writing addresses straight!

  • susan a

    Thank you for the chance of winning the giveaway. I would like to thank you for your hard work in getting this writing list out to all of us. That was a big task. I would like to win the letter mate and the rose gold fountain pen. Thank you for everything.

  • Catey Dominguez

    Amazing!!!! Thanks for all the great resources!

  • Courtney

    My husband deploys this month and we love to write each other letters! I hope I win the giveaway, it would be so nice to send him off with a nice set to write with.

  • Lisa Curry

    This is fantastic. I love mail art but don’t send out much. I’m in!

  • Evelyn Cheng

    The LAMY pen is beautiful! I would love it!

  • Gillian Jack

    Great tips and really helpful resources. Thanks!

  • Beachgirl

    I’ve been avoiding fountain pens, because I didn’t want to become addicted… but the rose gold is so pretty! @Mistybstrong

  • Iva @ This Side of Perfect

    I had no idea there were such a thing as Letter Companions! How neat!

  • Etta

    I love writing letters but I don’t have nearly as much time or motivation so this sounds like a great way to change that!

  • Merrilie Brigner Munsey

    I would love the fountain pens – that LAMY – love it!

  • Helen Å

    My resolution for this year is to write at least one post card or letter a week. This wonderful giveaway would be a huge inspiration to fulfill my promise! My favorite item in the giveaway would be the Lamy fountain pen. I recently bought my first and specifically asked if the nib also came in Fine and was told they didn’t. Apparently they do and I’ve always been a fine nib kind of girl and since I love the Lamy that I’ve got even though medium I would really love to try the Fine one out (and hand the Medium over to my daughter).

  • Jessica

    This is an awesome giveaway!! Thanks! That Lamy would be awesome!

  • Amanda H

    Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!

  • Michelle Wolff

    That rose gold Lamy!

  • MC Tremain

    Wow what an amazing giveaway. Thank you Boho Berry and Goulet pens. Looking forward to February’s Box!

  • Rachel Burke

    I can’t wait for incowrimo to start. I love doing it every year and im hoping to get my girls doing it too. xx

  • This is such a wonderful post and lovely giveaway! I’ve started prepping for InCoWriMo 2018, and I’m so excited. :) I love the Lettermate Companion… I have the original one but would love to try the companion! :)

  • Sarah Boshart

    That is an awesome giveaway! And thank you for the letter writing tips. They’ll be helpful when I do the Tribe’s pen pal exchange. And I’m drooling over the Lamy LX.

  • Goreti

    I wish the Lamy would be the petrol SE but apart from that I love love love everything in this giveaway!

  • BrendaLynn Fisher

    Love, love, love all the letter writing tips! Thank you!!

  • Amanda Hembree

    Did incowrimo last year and loved it, can’t wait to do it again this year! What an amazing giveaway as well, that wax seal is to die for!

  • Jennifer Greene

    Everything is so beautiful!

  • Kathryn Thomas

    I am new to handwriting and letters. I have been slowly expanding my knowledge but I always feel like there is so much more to learn. I love all the resources to give me a reason or person to write to.

  • Sage W

    That wax stamp looks fantastic!

  • Erin Marie

    I was just talking to my sister-in-law about wanting a wax seal, so that would be my favorite. But I was also looking at buying my first fountain pen the other day, so maybe that? Or just all of it? ;)

  • megan

    I am the WORST at writing heartfelt letters, which is why I am most excited about the lettermate part of the giveaway!!

  • Stefanie Silva

    I would love to get this giveaway, especially because of the J. Herbin Brass Sun Wax Seal! Always wanted to use one!!!

  • Camila Coimbra

    What a lovely giveaway! And so much love in all the tips! Thanks, Kara, for sharing them all. Looking forward to getting started with my BB pen pal, hopefully with 2 new fountain pens? Lol! Cheers from Brazil.

  • Courtney Nelles

    Ooh! I love everything! I think I’m most excited for the brass seal and wax though!

  • Leeann Herd

    I’ve always wanted to try the pilot pens, just could not justify purchasing them when I have so many pens already.

  • Rasika Uchgaonkar

    This is such a cool idea. I have never actually written letters to strangers. This will be a great experience to know a person.

  • Annett Bergset

    I am considering starting with fountain pens, but I have not decided what pen to choose. So a chance to try out both the Pilot and the Lamy had been awesome!

  • Shaleece Oldroyd

    I’m so excited about the fountain pens, since I haven’t been able to purchase my own yet. These two are amazing! I have also loved and used wax seals for years. This seal and the wax colors are beautiful!
    Thank you for all the work it takes to put these drawings together. It gives us such wonderful opportunities to use things we might not be able to otherwise.

  • Betty Morris

    I do believe the fountain pens & sample inks look like my favorite item in the giveaway! I’ve wondered for several years about using them, just haven’t had the courage to start. At 65, it’s time I started doing some of those things I’ve always been too chicken to do! Love your blog and bullet journal tips, Kara. I’ve already signed up for InCoWriMo!

  • Patricia Madrigal

    Those Lettermate companions are my favorite. Straight lines are a challenge!

  • Jamie

    I love the wax seal!! I’ve never had one before but they look so cool!

  • Jes Wagner

    Everything in this incredible and
    generous giveaway is beautiful but I have definitely been dying to try the Lamy! Thank you for the opportunity to win this!

  • Eve Saunders

    I’ve never heard of this before but LOVE letters. How exciting! This would be my first fountain pen for my first InCoWriMo! X

  • studmuffin13

    The lamy and the ink samples are mainly what I’m interested in. I have lamy but feel like it may not be authentic so having another one may help me have a better feeling about them. The ink samples help in figuring what you’d like to order next.

  • Jo Matthews

    Thank you for all your tips. I’m going to be doing InCoWriMo and gearing up already. Happy writing. :)

  • Ulyssa Silva

    Thank you for these great writing tips. Now if only my writing would improve without much effort. Lol!!!

  • Tameca Brooks

    Love the wax seal and wax.

  • Rachael Davies

    So excited for InCoWriMo. I’m all signed up and ready to go! Thank you for spreading the word. The more letters the merrier! And an awesome giveaway too -write on Goulet Pens!

  • donna boni

    The Pilot Parallel set! Some fun!

  • Elizabeth ‘Lyzz’ Pickle

    What a fun idea. I love the thought of actually writing letters again. Thanks!

  • JulNewc

    I like the fountain pens and ink the most but it’s all fantastic

  • Alicen Chaffin

    Do I have to choose just one thing from the giveaway package?? Ok, I will have to pick the seal and wax! That is super cool and I would feel like such a nerd using it. My husband would be jealous. :)

  • Cat Martindale-Vale

    I adore this idea. Such a beautiful tracker too Kara!

  • Shannon Thomas

    Everything is awersome but that Rose Gold Lamy is beautiful!

  • Kristen Stewart

    My favorite part of this giveaway is the foutian pens

  • Kristin Stewart

    My favorite is the original lettermate

  • Melanie Antuna Hewitt

    I’m most excited for the Parallels and the Lettermates!

  • Amanda

    I’m most excited about the fountain pens! I haven’t written any real letters to anyone since we did pen pal projects in junior high, but I signed up for the BohoBerry letter exchange and I could not be anymore excited. I’d love new pens to write those letter with!

  • Rebecca Schroding

    I cannot wait to Start writing!

  • Maja

    I love reading your blog and learning some new stuff

  • Sharon Pitzl Green

    Super interested in trying the parallel pens…I’m a newbie to all things fountain pen so actually, everything in the package sounds amazing! :-)

  • Rebecca Hedden

    Love it ! Thanks for the opportunity and info ☺️

  • Mona V.

    I think all the items are great, but I think the Pilot Metropolitan is what I want most as it’s one pen I’ve been looking to try along with my Lamy’s. :)
    Wax seals and ink samples are awesome too!

  • Kerys

    I would love the pilot metropolitan fountain pen as I do not yet own a foutain pen, and I would love to start writing with one.

  • Bopha Ouk

    What a wonderful giveaway! My favorite item will have to be the Rose Gold Lamy LX.

  • Pauline Medley

    Looking forward to writing and receiving letters next month! Been a long time since I have had penpals

  • Elizabeth Haugen

    This is so exciting! I can’t wait to write letters the whole month!

  • It is pretty much impossible to choose a favourite item from this beautiful prize package!! They are all amazing. But if I have to choose one I would say the Lamy LX, I looked at it for my upcoming birthday (along with the Lamy Scala, the Scala won in the end) and it would be so amazing to still win it.

    Whoever ends up winning this gorgeous package I’m sure it will be cherished, good luck to all participating!!

  • Eliza Stephenson

    That Lamy Rose gold pen looks amazing!

  • Megan Bateman

    I would love the envelope stencil and fountain pens.

  • Clarissa

    By far the fountain pens are my favorite items in this giveaway. If I had to choose just one, I would say the rose gold one. Looking at detailed amazing blogs and YouTube videos has definitely changed the game for me. I’ve never been one to express myself. Now, there is definitely something soothing and enlightening about being able jot down whatever’s going on in my mind onto a piece of paper. Kara’s amazing collection of everything, especially the fountain pens, has me ready and motivated. I’m ready for 2018!! Ready to express myself more, be more creative, be more organized, more MYSELF!

  • Jasmin

    I love to try one of the pilot parallels and the lamy xl fountain pen aswell. I heard many good things about them.

  • Zuzana Navrátilová

    Thanks so much for this opportunity! The Lamy pen is amazing <3

  • Valérie Bee

    What a wonderful giweaway omg so many goodies and I have to pick one as my favorite? That’s almost impossible. I would normally pick the ink samples because I love inks and I would cheat a bit because it’s 8 things ;) but rose gold is my favorite color and I love lamy so I’ll pick that as my favorite ;)

  • Mackenzie Watkins

    I have been looking at using a fountain pen again. I used one when I lived abroad, but they are not as easily available in the US. The rose gold LAMY looks amazing!!!

  • Bess Grant

    those inks look so fun to play with!

  • Erik A

    Turquoise fountain pen is definitely my favorite item!

  • Lise Deal

    Oh my gosh, I have been wanting basically EVERYTHING in this giveaway! I still have yet to pull the trigger on my first fountain pen. Love the lettermate tool though!

  • Jay Carr (Crossfade24)

    I can’t wait for incowrimo, I’m all signed up and what a fun giveaway for one very lucky person. I would love those fountain pens especially that pilot metropolitan.

  • Debra

    I love this whole idea of letter writing. It is becoming a lost art and there is need of this kind of personal touch. In the give away- my favorite item would be the sealing wax. It takes time and is such a personal touch, and when sealing the letter, a lot of positive intentional energy can be put into that seal.

  • SuAnn Pliner

    The pilot parallels would be so much fun to try!

  • Haley

    I’d love the fountain pens!

  • Courtney

    I would love the fountain pens! I have been dying to try one, but haven’t had the opportunity. Thanks Kara and Goulet Pens for the chance.

  • David Bowen

    I would love all the ink samples. Experimenting with new inks is so fun.

  • Morgan Lee

    So grateful to watch you work and inspire people everyday Kara! Your work is absolutely beautiful and I am so excited about this partnership, the prizes look beautiful and you are awesome!!

  • What a helpful post, I especially appreciate the tips for info and goodies to include in letters – I always feels so stumped sometimes, even when writing to my friends & family. (And thanks for the great giveaway! My favorite item is the gold Lamy fountain pen.)

  • Ashley

    My favorites are the wax and seal.

  • SeraCloud

    Letter writing is so much fun! Spending half of February in Korea though.

  • pneu

    My friend Mimi sends me wonderful letters that are a pleasure to read. Happy mail for sure.
    I’d love to try the wax seals–they seem ridiculously opulent and fun! :) Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Rachel Tompkins

    Great post Kara. I’m very excited for my 2nd InCoWriMo :) letters galore!

  • Pat

    The rose gold Lamy pen is just the yummiest! Would love to own it!

  • Sylvie Hebert

    What a great post! I’ll be doing the INCOWRIMO for the first year and here is all the information I needed in one post. How great is that! From the give-away I love everything but the rose gold lamy is my favorite.

  • Kristi Wiggins

    I just got my first fountain pen, so Lamy LX Fountain Pen is my most favorite. My next color of Pilot was going to be turquoise so that is a bonus. I love the variety of ink as well. It’s hard to pick just one favorite!

  • Amanda Lauren Copeland

    I’ve been dying to try using wax seals on my letters! That would be great to have!

  • Anna Bradley

    I’ve been eyeing that Lamy for so long!

  • Kristin

    Letter writing has been on my list of things to add to my life. I’m excited for February to give it a try.

    Thanks for the informative tips and resources!

  • carm1

    I would love to try wax seals. Thanks for the giveaway

  • Awesome prize pack! I definitely dig the rose gold pen, and since I haven’t tried a Lamy yet, I’d love to give this one a whirl.

  • saumya

    Great post! Love writing letters!

  • Tatiana Ortiz

    Love lamy and Brass Sun!!

  • Melissa Spradley

    This giveaway is amazing! Thank you!

  • Paula Marooney

    The Parallel! Awesome! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

  • Andrea O

    Love the fountain pen goodies! Would like to try the wax seals, overall nice giveaway.

  • Jill Isenberg

    I love letter writing! I am really inspired to write some letters in February! I may not be able to do all 28 days, but one a week seems like a good goal! The Pilot Parallel Rainbow Set is beautiful!

  • Meg

    Thank you for all you do! Love your blog. Looking forward to #InCoWriMo !!!

  • Mary Royal Reynolds

    I’ve been eager to try a Lamb pen! And the rose gold is so pretty!

  • Awesome giveaway! I’m most excited about the Lamy! Or maybe the ink vials. Hahaha

  • Marc Naples

    Kara, your tips and blog on letter writing have been very inspiring! I have been letter writing for thirty + years and you hit on everything someone needs to get started. I enjoy your videos and posts! Keep up the awesome job!

  • notamirror

    I would really like to try InCoWriMo again this year. I struggle last year when I ran out of people I really felt motivated to send letters to. I may combat that this year by writing more than one letter to the same person.

  • Kelly Ryan

    I am so excited for InCoWriMo this year! Last year was a blast. I think I might have more than 28 letters to write.

  • Susan N.

    It all looks good. Pens, ink, wax, seal, lettermate. All good stuff!

  • Megan Sarah

    Ahhhh I would LOVE that Rose Gold Lamy !!!

  • Sami Schilthuis

    I would love some fountain pens! I haven’t found one I like yet!

  • ɪᴍᴀɢɪɴᴀᴛɪᴠᴇᴄʀᴇᴀᴛɪᴠᴇᴜ

    My favorite item in the giveaway would have to be the pilot parallel rainbow set.

  • Parent Parent

    I am looking forward to joining InCoWriMo 2018.

  • Julio Raúl Mazariegos

    The wax for seal looks so cool. I love everything on the giveaway but that’s the most exciting part because I have never tried those seals and have wanted to for a long time. Thanks for the giveaway. You are awesome.

  • Danyelle

    Looking forward to this coming month of letter writing. This post has me more pumped.

  • Lauren Hyman

    This package is so fun! I have been dying to try the pilot parallels!

  • Cynthia Desgagné

    I’ve had those Parallel pens on my wishlist for years, not that I wouldn’t also love those beautiful fountain pens! That’s a great giveaway!

  • Stephanie W

    What a fantastic giveaway! I used to have a wax seal and wax when I was a teenager. I’d love to have some to use again on letters and cards.

  • Oh that looks like an amazing set of letter-writing tools and goodies!

  • Kimberly Owens

    Thank you for the list of resources, I plan on checking them all out. Also, thank you for the opportunity to win the giveaway.

  • Mary Carmosino Beougher

    I’ve been looking at those Parallel Pilot pens. I love all the colors.

  • Kathleen Fowler

    I am fascinated by that Lettermate! I think the only time I’ve seen something at all like it is in the opening credits to the British comedy “Keeping Up Appearances”, and I remember wondering where I could find something like it. That has got to be my favorite thing in this giveaway – though honestly, everything there looks amazing, and it’s kind of you to offer so much!

  • Tiffany Miller

    wow, just one thing?! ummm the Lamy fountain pen. no wait, the seal and wax, no wait ahhhh too many awesome things!

  • Aye Aye On The Run

    What an awesome giveaway! My favorite items from this package are the Pilot Parallel pens! I’ve been wanting to purchase some for months now!

  • Authentically Ash

    I used to love pen calling as a teenager, but time is more my problem now. The duties of wife and mother, with 2 children under three definitely means less time for anything else. How do other mothers manage to keep up with written correspondence, bullet Journalling and all other responsibilities?

  • Jen Hella Ratty Lum

    I bought the blue fountain pen after seeing it on your video. I love love love it

  • Connected Quill

    tyeres Nothing in this package I wouldn’t want, but if I had to choose just one it would be those envelopes guides. I was checking them,out on Amazon earlier this morning.

  • Monisha

    Your such an inspiration in the BUJO community, and I learnt so many things from you. Hoping to have the opportunity to InCoWriMo next year, as Febuary is already too busy at it for me! All the best for everyone else who is taking part in it hope you all get some great letters!

  • Amy Graham

    I am so excited for InCoWriMo! I have signed up in several places and can’t wait to send out my ephemera filled letters!!!

  • Hannah

    The gold Lamy looks beautiful

  • Sarah Peacock

    That sealing wax looks lovely!

  • Loes Torfs

    I really love that lettermate! But I won’t say no to the other items. You can’t have enough fountain pens!!! ❤❤❤

  • Marina Remenyak

    I wanted to try Pilot Parallel pens for a good while!

  • Gail Mason

    What a wonderful selection of goodies. Would love to have these in my collection.

  • Ruth Hallows

    This will be my first year participating in InCoWriMo. I am so excited!

  • Sheila van Schaijk

    Wow the pilot parallel Rainbow set is really Amazing. Lamy is my favourite fountain pen.

  • Erin Modlin

    I’m planning to participate in InCoWriMo this year, so this post was very helpful!

  • Orsi N

    I really like the rosegold lamy pen and the ink samples!

  • Radau Frau

    My favourites are the fontain pens…

  • I’ve always loved the idea of the Lettermates. I would love to have one for myself!

  • Julie.loves.letters

    Yay this is amazing! I just found out what Incowrimo is and I’m definitely joining in the fun!!

  • Puddytat purr

    I am so excited to join in with this! I put a post out on Twitter not long ago looking for penpals as I wanted to practise my handwriting – I got 6 responses. I wrote 3 letters and gave my address to the other 3. So far, only received one letter :(

  • Gaia Cremascoli

    This is the perfect project for February, I’m excited!
    I particularly love the parallel pen’s set, I tried only one and the set is on my bucket list for months!

  • Jessica

    I love the wax seals! I think it’s a really nice detail for letters.

  • Imke van Oorschot

    I absolutely love writing letters. It makes the whole message so much more personal, I’ve never really considered writing to a stranger though. So thanks a lot for the inspiration!
    Also I couldn’t resist joining the give away because of the fountain pens. I’ve wanted to use one for a long time now but where I am from they are either very expensive or I have to travel a long distance to get one.
    All in all I am very excited about this challenge as well as the giveaway!

  • Gary Cooper

    I’m excited to be in with the chance of winning this awesome giveaway, especially the LAMY LX fountain pen as my Parker fountain pen died only the other day.

  • Ziel S Dorf

    I’m in love with lamy fountain pens since my school days. I never had one with a fine nib. It’s time for one of these

  • Marie Arvidsson

    I love the Pilot Parallel pen and would love to have more so I can play with more colors :)

  • Danijela

    Amazing giveaway!Fountain pen is my fav but everything looks amazing,thank you for the chance to in win it.

  • Jelena Hoorn

    This looks amazing! I love writing letters and one of my students recently became really interested in fountain pens and learning cursive, so I’d love to give some of this to him as a belated birthday present.

  • Liat Rostoker

    All that has to go with the sealing wax … hope to try one of these soon !

  • Anne Laure

    I lack pens and I can’t write straight so this giveaway is perfect !

  • Hallie

    The lettermates would be so helpful!! Love them!

  • Megan Supert

    Never done anything like this – looking forward to the challenge! :-)

  • Maddie Keeler

    How fun! Definitely want to try and do this

  • Lori B

    I ❤️ Goulet Pens!

  • Irene Lucero

    This is a great blog post. I found so many wonderful resources and other information. Thanks.

  • Tracey Hardman

    I am so excited about this! I used to have many pen pals as a teenager, and slowly drifted away from it. I’m looking forward to making new connections (hopefully) and new pen pals.

  • sam vds

    Wow all those tips! Thanks again for all thos advice <3 Still in love with your blog video and proximity with your followers

  • I’ve never participated in InCoWriMo before, but am looking forward to jumping in this year. Thank you for sharing the resources and tips that will help make it a fun experience. I love all the items in the giveaway, but if I had to pick one I think it would be the wax seal/sealing wax, only because I’ve never tried those before but always thought it looks cool when a letter is sealed like that.

  • Stephanie O’Rourke

    It’s a cop out if I say everything is my favourite right? Lol I would say I am most excited about the wax seal or the ink samples just beautiful!!

  • Kuoshre

    This is a very generous giveaway, good luck to all who are entering!

  • Ma H

    Looking forward to InCoWriMo

  • Catherine Diaz

    This giveaway is totally a dream

  • Maribeth Murawski

    The fountain pens look awesome! Thanks for the chance!

  • Katie

    The Lamy Rose Gold fountain pen looks to die for!!!

  • JenCragen

    My fav things are the blue sealing wax and seal, as they’re out of my budget and I also do not have any currently.

  • Jonna Kähäri

    All this stuff looks amazing, but I’d most like to get my hands on those fountain pens since my collection is yet so small.

  • Haleigh Clarke

    This is so great! I love sending letters, one of my favorite feelings is a friend thanking me for a handwritten note!

  • Neshmia Tahir

    I’m so excited for this giveaway! I love everything in it, but my favorite is definitely the rose gold LAMY, it’s been on my wishlist for a long while now! Thank you Goulet Pens and Boho Berry for collaborating on this awesome giveaway :)

  • Tamara

    I’d really love to get my hand on a Lamy pen and it would be cool to add another metropolitan to my pen collection. I also want to get into lettering and sending cute letters to my pen pal in England.

  • Fran Jotpunkt

    I used to regularly write letters to my family and friends, but at some point stopped. What an amazing opportunity to start again!
    Also, love the giveaway ;)
    xoxo

  • Chloé Marcanti

    So many great ideas and resources! Thank you so very much! <3

  • Deborah Palotas

    i get so much inspiration by being here. It’s been over 20 years since i used a fountain pen…Can’t wait to start using one again.

  • Kathy

    Bought wax and stamps at the Nuremburg Christmas Market. Love them, and you can ink the stamps for contrast if you want. Who knew :)

  • Caitlyn Slaubaugh

    I would love the fountain pens!

  • Unjuan Equis

    This is amazing, I really like the fountain pens.

  • Guri Grønbech

    Thanks for the letter writing tips, I have been thinking about joining InCoWriMo and I think I will now. Hope to send off a few letters at least ☺️

  • Tanya Lowe

    I have been dying to try wax sealing! Thanks so much!!

  • Diane Miller Cabral

    I don’t have any fountain pens yet, but have been considering trying them out. The Pilot Parallel Rainbow set looks really fun and interesting to try!!! I really hope I win!

  • Rachel L

    It’s impossible to pick one thing, but I love the wax and the stamp that you’ve picked out for this package. They’re gorgeous colors, especially the turquoise wax!

  • Jeramie Lucast Branson

    I’m so excited about InCoWriMo. I didn’t even know this existed until I heard about it on your YouTube channel. I’m proud to say my kids are going to participate this year. I homeschool a Seventh Grader, a First Grader and a Preschooler, and decided they wanted to send letters to their friends and family. It’s very generous of you to also offer this give away.

  • Stephanie Bassett

    Love to write letters

  • Emilie Deschênes

    I’ve always loved writing letters! The parallel pens caught my attention right away!

  • Ksy Q

    I’m very excited to try my hand at letter writing for a month!

  • Gaia Lyonesse

    I’ve had fun doing LetterMo in past years. Might have to give this one a try.

  • Marina Lima

    Loved Lamy Rose Gold and Pilot Retro pop turquoise!

  • Jenn

    I just bought my first wax seal and fountain pen (Pilot Metro). I’m so excited to put these beauties to use!

  • Chaya

    Fountain pens look so elegant. I’d love to be able to get those!
    Not to mention the colors you choose are SO pretty!!

  • I love the Lamy rose gold! That’s gorgeous. :D

  • Amie Daryanani

    The fountain pens!! This is such an awesome give-away. Thanks, Kara!

  • Emily Silver

    This will me my first InCoWriMo and I’m super excited! I love happy mail!!

  • Eta

    I never participated in INCoWriMo and I am really afraid that I will not be able to write every single day, but I would love to try and maybe to find a new friend.

  • Sophie

    I have not yet ever participated in InCoWriMo, This year I signed up for the Boho-Berry Exchange. I am excited to try this out, as there are a lot of people whho should receive a letter more often.

  • Jaci Nichols

    I’ve been wanting to get a pen pal, and I think this InCoWriMo sounds awesome!

    Also, I’ve been searching for those wax colors so I could possibly do wax seals on my wedding invites this month! Thanks for finding them for me and linking to them. ;)

  • Marie Jacob

    I love the Idea with the Pen Pals inside of the Tribe

  • Madalina Preda

    Hello from Romania! First time going into Incowrimo, so I am very very excited. The lovely coincidence is that I have been dreaming of a Lamy Rose Gold fine nib for some time now…. :)

  • Kari B

    I think I’m going to try out InCoWriMo for the first time! You’ve inspired me!

  • Jen Keyes

    Thanks for the great giveaway Kara and Brian and Rachael! I had a lot of fun with InCoWriMo last year so am looking forward to it again! I think I’m most excited about the ink samples because the variety of inks is my favorite part of fountain pens!

  • Samantha Crabtree

    Thank you for all the great info and resources! As for my favorite giveaway item, it would be the pilot parallels. They have been on my wishlist for awhile.

  • Katherine Sorrentino

    There is something so special about writing or receiving a hand written letter. Something that I got into over the holiday season for my holiday cards was adding wax seals to all the envelopes. It was so fun to do and really brought the letter to another level!

  • Christine Slocum

    I need more reason to write letters. I didn’t realize that’s what InCoWriMo stood for!

  • Patricia Morgan

    I’ve just started penpal-ing and letter writing – the sealing wax/stamp would be a great thing to have!

  • deb

    This sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for the info.

  • Meggan Baxter

    I’ve always wanted to try the sealing wax

  • kate_elliott

    I was an active letter writer from middle school until college. It’s been fun to start getting back into the hobby. I hadn’t planned to do any organized challenges for February but that may have just changed. :)

  • Madelaine Ufo Kukuxu

    Super cool Post. Very helpful for me as it is the first time I enter incowrimo! Thanks a lot!!! And also thanks for the Pen Pal challenge. Really cool idea. And also for the give away. I could use the Lamy Fountain Pen really good. Actually I would be glad to get any of those things. They look super cool. XD

  • Karen

    I have friends who did InCoWriMo in November, and it sounded like fun (and a lot of work!). I’m happy to hear that I don’t have to wait to do it!

  • AJ

    The Lamy LX would be the thing i’d be most excited to win. My wife has been looking at that pen for a while, and i’d love to win and split the prizes with her. <3

  • Kristi Axtell

    Never heard of InCoWriMo, though I had heard of NaNoWriMo. Looking forward to trying it! I just got a pilot parallel pen and would love to try the rest!

  • Sara

    InCoWriMo is such a good idea, although not sure I could keep up. I love how handwritten letters say “I care about you”, in a way an email doesn’t. Amazing stuff in the give away, can’t pick one favourite!

  • Thanks for all the great tips, Kara!

  • Katherine

    A couple of my friends participated last year so I’m excited to join them this year! I think I’ll mostly be writing friends and family since I recently moved out of state. For the giveaway I’m most excited about the Lamy LX Rose Gold. I have 3 Lamy’s already and absolutely love them!

  • Amy McIntyre

    Thanks for all the tips. I would love those parallel pens. They have been on my wishlist for years now.

  • CSF Photo

    The sealing wax is my favorite item! Looking forward to stamping all of February away with my sweet custom seal! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c00cd45be67ee2c97d6a7623bba06934f983de2b94af63eee26d63efee877c09.jpg

  • Jess b

    I’ve been wanting a lettermate, but I didn’t know what it was called or how to find it. I look all the time for it. Now I know what it is called and you also posted a link! I am so greatful for this post and all the resources you provide.
    I love what you are doing with Goulet pens!! If you haven’t tried the morning mist ink, you should! I love it

  • Amanda G

    Super excited about the wax seal! Would really step up my letter writing game!

  • marytudor

    I am excited about the lamy pen

  • Chelsea

    I’m so excited about this! I didn’t even know InCoWriMo existed until today, but I’ve been wanting to write more letters and this seems like a great place to start.

  • Mariah Sorensen

    FUN!!!!!

  • Andrea

    Coloured Inks are one of my favourite things, so I’m very excited about the prospect of getting more pens and inks to play with. I’ve never participated in InCoWriMo, but I LOVE having penpals (even though my friends say that makes me an old person!), so I’m stoked to participate this year!

  • dandjlane

    I love the parallel pens! what a cool set.

  • Jackie L

    Great post! I’d love to try the Pilot Parallels!

  • Jinxia

    I actually started writing to pen pals this last year but never participated in InCoWriMo. Very excited to give to try it out.

  • Zee

    How exciting. This is the motivation I needed to give InCoWriMo a try. That pilot rainbow set looks wonderful.

  • MP

    I’m seriously considering joining in this year. The problem is that INCOWRIMO coincides with the new semester of teaching, so that’s a little tricky.

  • Mike Delong

    This sounds fun!

  • Denise Hendrick

    Great post! There are some really fun resources in there. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  • marserin

    I love that ink and pen combination

  • Kelly Campana

    Can’t wait!

  • Chiara Velicogna

    I didn’t know the lettermate existed, that’s the item I’m most curious about in the giveaway! Thank you for all the resources and tips for the InCoWriMo!

  • Heidi Mills

    The Lamy Rose gold is absolutely GORGEOUS. This is such a helpful post for me since I’m participating in InCoWriMo for the first time, thank you!

  • Sean Vanderpoel

    I’m super excited to start InCoWriMo! I’ve never participated before. I’ve also been really wanting to try out wax seals!

  • Adam P

    I just found this through a Goulet Pen Co. post. I am very intrigued by InCoWriMo. The pens is this giveaway are great!

  • Nellie Burns

    I love this idea. BUT I must admit I have a hard time figuring out whether I have done what I need to do to get into the giveaway. If I’ve already joined mailing lists I feel stuck!

  • Marta Oliveira

    I’ve never done InCoWriMo, but it’s such a good idea… I wish I had my friends’ addresses to surprise them, but people nowadays share phone numbers and facebook accounts and not addresses :/
    I don’t have a favourite item – I love the look of fountain pens but never actually held one…

  • I’ve always wanted to do this but then worry that I won’t be able to fulfill the month. Thank you for the breakdown. Maybe I’ll jump in this year since life is a little calmer (at the moment, anyway!). It sounds like so much fun!

  • Fiona L. Kneeshaw

    This is awesome Kara!

  • Ryan K.

    This sounds like a wonderful idea. I write some letters as it is… But this challenge sounds like a more fun way to keep up with it!
    The most interesting thing in the set to me is the sealing wax. It really harkens back to an older age. Class and dignity and signet rings and sealed secret corresponded… Much more elegant than a text message.

  • Heather

    I’ve always wanted to seal letters with a wax seal and that Rose Gold Lamy is beautiful!

  • This is my 2nd time joining InCoWriMo. Last year, I only managed to send 10 letters. But at least I retained writing with some penpals throughout the year. My favorite in the box would be the fountain pens. I haven’t owned one and I’d like to experience how to write with one. :) Thank you very much for writing and sharing this post. You’re awesome!

  • Lisa Miller

    I really want a set of those templates! They’re so useful!

  • Jessica Nave-Blodgett

    Neat! I knew of Month of Letters (Lettermo) but had not heard of InCoWriMo. Same idea, slightly different execution. :) Out of the giveaway, it’s hard to say if I’m more excited about the LamyLX in Rose Gold, or the J. Herbin seal – I love my sealing wax and seals, and a new one would be awesome. :)

  • Rachel Naylor

    This is my first year in participating and these tips were very helpful!

  • Rebecca Winter

    Thank you for all the information you share.

  • Eirin Dahl

    This is amazing! And letter writing is one of my favourite hobbies ❤️

  • Silvia Biondi

    I’m totally in love with ink and everything related to it! Said that, it is terribly difficult to point out just one favorite…but if I have to choose, my I-can’t-live-without would be the Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen – Retro Pop Turquoise (1.0mm Stub Nib).
    Thanks for this give away and all your posts!

  • April Bowden

    OMG I want to win this so badly!!! I have 5 pen pals now and will get one more from the boho berry sign up! :) I also want to try a Lamy and I just haven’t bitten the bullet yet. :)

  • Amy D Dorse

    How fun! I love writing letters!

  • Katrina

    I am new to bullet journalling and never heard of InCoWriMo before.. it sounds like a ton of fun!! Thanks for everything you do! You are amazing!!

  • Stephanie

    This is an awesome giveaway! I’m getting into wax seals, so that’s what I’m most excited about.

  • David Knapp

    My favorite item would probably be the wax seal (and sealing wax and handle, of course) – I’ve never tried this and have been wanting to.

  • Joshua Peake

    Thanks for the giveaway! I think I would be most excited to try the Pilot Metropolitan with the stub nib. I haven’t tried a stub yet!

  • Tene Tsai

    The item I’m most interested in is the wax and seal set, although everything else in the giveaway is really cool too!

  • Sofia Correia

    I love fountain pens, and would love to get one from Goulet Pens, but the shipping and the customs in my country can turn it really expensive! It’s very difficult to choose just an item… But the PILOT PARALLEL RAINBOW SET seems to be a great way of playing around with different colours and sizes!

  • Sharon Wurm

    I love the rose gold fountain pen!

  • Waffleydoom

    I’ve never even heard of incowrimo before but it sounds rad! That package would be amazing. If i had to pick a favorite item it would probably be the Lamy pen. Big fan!

  • B D

    Good luck everyone!

  • Janie

    I miss letter writing! I had no idea something like this existed! I’m excited to try it this year. Thanks for doing such a cool giveaway with it too!

  • Veronica Gomes

    It is the first time that I heard about InCoWriMo… Good luck to everyone :) it is an amazing package. Because I need to pick (everything is amazing) I would pick Lamy LX Fountain Pen. Thank you Kara and Goulets.

  • Louise

    The pilot parallel set looks pretty sweet!

  • Jennifer Fluharty

    I joined InCoWriMo last year, but fell short of all 28 letters. I’m looking forward to participating again this year, and getting all 28 done! (Side note, i was shocked to see my name on the short list from the InCoWriMo site!) The Lamy LX has been on my list for a while, so I’m sure that would be my favorite!

  • Liz Hayford

    What an amazing giveaway! I am new to bullet journaling but a long time lover of all things stationary. I am not sure I am quite up to an entire month of letter writing but I think I can do one a week, so that is going to be my goal for February.

  • Helena Morgan

    What a fab giveaway. The pilot parallel pens have been on my wishlist for a little while. Fingers crossed. X

  • Andria Sprott

    Thanks so much for the wonderful information and resources. This will be my first year to participate in InCoWriMo even though I’ve heard you discuss it before. Your post will be very helpful! Thanks so much Kara!

  • Sakshi Reddy

    The Parallel Pens and the Herbin wax seal would definitely be my favourites from this list. They’re such great ways to add character to letter!

  • Angie

    This is so neat! I have never participated in anything like this, but I love the idea of it. I’m still working on my Bullet journal. I find that I don’t have alot to say.. I wish I was more interesting. :)

    thanks for sharing all your ideas here on the blog. Keep up the good work.

  • Janna White

    That prize box looks amazing! I’ve done InCoWriMo in the past and last year did it as a political effort, writing about a different issue to a different politician each day. This year I may do a combination of that and social writing.

  • Karen S

    I’m terrible about writing letters; but really going to make an effort !!! Thanks for the chance to win that awesome bundle

  • Jacki Willard

    toss up – Lamy LX Fountain Pen – Rose Gold (Fine Nib) or Set of 8 Ink Samples

  • I can’t wait to participate in the Pen Pal Exchange. I used to have many pen pals back in the day when I was learning English.
    I’m sure it’s going to be fun.
    And thanks Kara for this post. It has been a while since I last exchanged letters and I don’t want to disappoint my pen pal.
    By the way, my favorite item from the giveaway is the ink samples. I only started with fountain pen recently and all I have are a couple cartridges. I’d love to add some variation to my humble collection.

  • meekyn

    As email started taking over everything I did, my Aunt Patti always sent me these wonderful, long, hilarious letters. Every time one showed up I felt so special, knowing how much more time it takes to hand-write a letter.

  • Analicia Davis

    I think the wax and seal are the most whimsical and and eye catching to me at the moment! Such a lovely set!

  • Jenn Dee

    what a great giveaway. I really am interested to try the Pilot Parallel Rainbow set. But really who doesn’t love ink samples. I am an avid letter writer and really looking forward to February!

  • CJ Bourque

    This will be my first InCoWriMo and it sounds incredible. I’ve even managed to hook my mom and best friend into doing it as well! I think the coolest thing is the Lettermate, because yeah, I can’t write straight…and I hate that the pencil lines i draw either don’t erase well or cause the ink to smudge when I erase.

  • Meghan

    I love letter writing! Last year I committed to mailing a few letters every month. I loved it so much, I’m doing it again!

  • Jack Savory

    I’m torn between the Lamy Lx and the Paralles! I may have to go with thr LX simply for that amazing color!

  • Apel Mjausson

    Those sealing wax colors look yummy!

  • Katie

    I have always wanted to try wax seals!

  • Stephanie Rae Halter-Miller

    Awesome giveaway. I do not have a fountain pen yet. Not sure where to start.

  • Gabriela Canova

    Wonderful article! I simply can’t pick just one item from this amazing giveaway. It’s like Christmas, Easter and my birthday all coming together.

  • Cosima Kafka

    I love that you included sealing wax, I’ve been super curious about that!

  • JESS

    I’m excited for a little bit of everything! I really want to join this year, but am unsure.

  • Amanda Mitchell

    I’ve never participated in InCoWriMo. I think the prize pack is all great, but I like the idea of the sealing wax.

  • MROC

    I really wanted to do this this year. I am still thinking about it but I have been sick since Christmas day, so am way behind on other goals. SIGH.

  • Maria Katsulos

    I’m so new to all this that it’s hard to choose just one favorite, but I have to be pretty basic and say that the rose gold fountain pen caught my eye IMMEDIATELY. However…I can’t wait for my Boho Berry Box, I LOOOOVE vintage stamps!!!

  • KianahSaro

    I’ve always wanted to try using a Lamy. The only one I’ve bought was a birthday gift for a friend. ;^.^

  • Alex Arauz Daughety

    This will be my first time participating in organized letter writing. I can’t wait to step up my envelope decorating game!

  • Kelly

    What amazing goodies! I can’t wait to do InCoWriMo again. I wrote my first letter to you last year and you wrote me back! Squee!! Have been wanting to get a wax seal since then and have been eyeing the Lettermate for years lol. Thanks for doing so many awesome giveaways. And I can’t wait to see what’s in the February box!!

  • batwench

    I adore blogs like this! So glad Goulet had this on their facebook site! Thank you Joyce

  • Marisol Cardenas Torres

    This is amazing. I love your site and everything to show us. Thank yo for this giveaway. I’m still learning but love how inspiring you and the group is.

  • Tari Huffaker

    I love the fountain pens and the sealing wax and seals. I am so old school. Being over 60 can do that to you.
    I am a die-hard Boho Berry / Kara Benz fan.

  • Antonia Cader

    This is my first time doing the incorimo and I am very excited! The entire package looks amazing and I would Love love love a quality fountain pen!
    The wax and seal looks wonderful too!

  • This is the first time I’ve heard of this. I’ve been wanting more ways to use my fountain pens, so I may actually participate!

  • Melissa Wilber

    Love the blog! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity I would love the Lamy rose gold. It’s in my short list for my next pen!

  • Leila

    I have always wanted to do the wax letter sealer thing so I am really excited about that in the giveaway, but let’s be real – I am obsessed with everything you do and am excited about all of it!!

  • Nicole L Lee

    So looking forward to writing more this year!

  • Sarah Baker

    Thank you for including so many excellent resources! I am motivated to actually participate in InCoWriMo this year. All of the items in your giveaway look so wonderful, for me it would have to be the ink as I haven’t dabbled in very many yet and that is such a great way to try.

  • Sergio Nathan

    What an incredible giveaway! I wish everyone good luck, but I hope I win.

  • Christiana

    This would awesome to win. I would write some letters to family about my new daughter and also to friends and join a few of the groups.

  • vivizara

    All of the prizes look *amazing* but I’d be so excited to have a go with sealing wax. I’ve been looking at this for a while, watching videos and wondering if I should try it out, so this would be fab!

  • Brandi B.

    It’s tough to pick just one thing that’s my favorite, you have so many great products in this giveaway! If I had to pick just one though, it would be the Rose Gold Lamy! This would be my very first fountain pen!

  • Bonnie Gleason

    I’m super excited to check out the wax seals! I have one that was my grandmother’s and hoping this will inspire me to use seals more often! I have been wanting new fountain pen inks too.

  • Kristin McKee

    I would have to say the fountain pens, although I couldn’t pick my favorite of the two!

  • Tonia Hoefner

    This is wonderful! I used to be a very good letter writer, but after college I got out of the habit. Two years ago, my brother and I decided to start writing to each other on a semi-regular basis and it has been fun. This, however, will really help me get back into writing to so many more people.

  • Ambur Jansky

    It can be intimidating for a first-time InCoWriMo participant. You have laid everything out so nicely! I would say the sealing items would be a unique addition to my stash.

  • Esther

    oooh those goodies! They would certainly help motivate me to write letters again! I used to write heaps of letters as a kid a and teenager, so I would love to get back into it.

  • I’ve never heard of InCoWriMo, but it sounds like fun! I love pens, I love letters, so why not? Those address templates look cool :-)

  • Kate W

    I love the Atelier wax! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  • Noémi Kelemen

    I love everything ranbowy! :D (I know that’s not actually a word :P)

  • Alison Lemke

    The Pilot Metropolitan turquoise pen would be my favorite from the giveaway! I’ve been looking to get started with fountain pens, and turquoise is my favorite color!

  • Nicole

    This is an amazing giveaway! Thank you so much!

  • Bethann Marie Donovan

    I love all the tips and tricks that you have included in this post!!! I wanted to start this with a friend and I was kind of at a loss. Now, I feel really really prepared! Also, my favorite thing in the giveaway is the wax seal set! I’ve always wanted to take that dive!!!! Thank you for this awesome contest and content!!!

  • Bianca Trifanescu

    my favourite on is the Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen <3

  • Meggan Decker

    Sealing wax?!? Yay! I have been dying to try some out!

  • Katrina Trappe

    I’ve heard you mention InCoWriMo in some of your YouTube videos, but never gave it much thought to what it was. I’m glad I saw this post & I’m super excited to write some letters :) I have my first fountain pen coming later this week, so it’ll be a perfect start to use it!

  • ShelliG

    I would love to try a fountain pen!

  • Susan Maria Clark-Taylor

    This letter writing campaign is very interesting. I’m a texter and emailer, but letter writing has become a lost art form. I’m looking forward to writing in the month of February.

  • Wolfie

    I always watch your videos when I need a planning pep talk. :) Even if you’re not expressedly pepping! :)

  • Michelle Ghazarian

    My favorite item is the sealing wax in turquoise

  • April Smith

    I would love to get the Pilot Parallel Rainbow Set.

  • Shaeleigh Beaudry

    Man how I’d love to just have every colour of those Metropolitan pilot pens!! I love that you’ve introduced so many things to so many people. I feel like a crazy stalker just copying and loving everything that Kara likes but if I didn’t follow her to learn about them, I’d never know they even exist so I use that as my excuse that it’s okay to creep so much and have fun with it! <3

  • I adore my Metro pen and the Lamy that I picked up earlier this year. Wow, the rose gold is so stunning. Last year I started InCoWriMo and found it a joy to send out small pieces of ME to the world.

  • Tara Dalgleish

    Ooh so many fun things! I think the rose gold Lamy is my fav. But maybe also the wax seal set because I’ve always wanted to do that to my letters :P

  • June Miracle

    Oooooh, a Metropolitan. I would be excited about winning one of those. My sisters both love them.

  • Jennifer

    I had never heard of inconwrimo, but I do love writing by hand and calligraphy, so I think I will do it!

  • Candice

    I did it last year and it was so much fun. Excited to do it again.

  • Kate H.

    Ooh! What a fun giveaway! I’m already thinking about whom to write letters to. My list is always longer than my time. :)

  • Hilda

    I covet that Lamy Rose Gold pen and the wax – but in a good way!! I’ve never done this much letter writing but I am willing to do it and my mind is racing with ideas already!

  • Kaitlyn Starr

    Personally I really like the Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen – Retro Pop Turquoise (1.0mm Stub Nib)

  • CandlefordPost

    Thanks for all the ideas! You put a lot of work into this…thank you. My favorite item would be hard to say, they’re all great but I would probably pic the metropolitan because teal YEAH with a stub nib!!! Thanks to you and Goulet for the giveaway opportunity. ✒

  • Amindinmotion

    I’ve been holding off on buying the pilot parallel set for too long. Here’s hoping I can win them instead!

  • Allana Benseman

    Oh I’ve been eyeing up the lettermate for so long!!! Thanks so much for including the link to one!

  • Lucifer

    Those ink samples and sealing wax look gorgeous!

    Winning or not, thank you so much for all the links you left in this post! They’re (or will be very soon) really helpful.
    And to the winner: Congrats and enjoy this AWESOME giveaway

  • The Nickster

    Oh wow that Lettermate Companion looks SO USEFUL! and that wax sealer for letters!! One day I hope to design my own monogram to do just that

  • Suzanne LeRoi

    Either the stamp or the rose gold Lamy. . .

  • Josh B

    What a great giveaway package! I can’t decide what my favourite item is, they all look so great! I think it would be fun to test out all those ink samples though.

  • A Cowen

    Wonderful giveaway contest!

  • Oh my goodness… It’s hard to pick just one favorite item, but it I have to I choose to wax seal stamp. I don’t have one of those. I adore the pens also. :)

  • Vesta Giles

    sooo exciting! I can’t get enough pens. The addiction is real!

  • Surfing Electron

    Thank you so much for the ideas of who to write to! There’s some lovely ones in there. :)

  • Eric Aycock

    My favorite item would be the Lamy LX fountain pen. I have been really impressed with this line and it would be a great upgrade from my safari.

  • Mary H.

    It’s hard to choose, but I think that the Lamy pen and the ink samples are my favorites.

  • Jaret S

    Lettermate, fountain pen, sealing waxes… WUUUUT! How can I choose “A” favorite?!!? :D

  • Alec Cosep

    Thank you for the tips on what to write on the first letter to give out. Cant wait to send out some letters!

  • Anna

    I really want to try fountain pens. I am new at all of this, and I am inspired by all of you.

  • Melissa Haag

    I think the Lamy fountain pen would be my favorite!

  • Laura B.

    The entire package would be fun to use to send notes. My favorite is the sun seal and accessories.

  • Rebecca Adams Clayson

    So excited about this give away!!! LOVE Goulet Pens and would LOVE the mailing templates. Can’t wait to see what this month’s Boho Berry Box has

  • Carrie Baker Muir

    I am fairly new to letter writing so i would like to try the Pilot Parallel Rainbow Set. I am starting to really enjoy it all and am looking forward to expanding my collection.

  • Cynthia Miller

    What a great giveaway! Thanks!

  • Emma

    Usually, when I see prize packages, there’s at least one item that doesn’t tickle my fancy, however, this is not the case in this instance. I honestly adore it all! I sincerely can’t choose a favourite item as there’s so imuch to love in this package. Thank you for coming up with such a beautiful, useful and exciting bundle of goodies!

  • Rí Tam

    Thank you… Would love to win the wax seal… always wanted to use a wax seal on my letters :) Thank you.

  • Bethany Olsen

    Looks like fun!

  • Francine Lane

    Awesome giveaway – just in time for InCoWriMo! I love this time of year! I love the art of writing, the feel of the pen on paper! One thing I haven’t yet tried is a wax seal, so that would be my favorite part of the giveaway. Good luck to all and happy writing!

  • Taylor Joy Morefield

    It’s hard to choose just one, but I’d have to say I’m most excited for the wax sealing items

  • Heather Norton

    That Rose gold pen has been on my list for a while! So gorgeous!!

  • Victoria Graves

    I did InCoWriMo last year and LOVED it! I’m all signed up to do it again this year….cant wait!

  • Victoria Graves

    Oh…favorite prize part? Its a toss up between the pens, love me some Pilot Metros, and the sealing wax. I havent used that since high school!!

  • Nancy

    The wax seal and templates would be my favorites.

  • JiEun Lee

    I have tried InCoWriMo last year and pleasantly surprised by how many people actually wrote me! Looking forward to participate again this year!

  • Paloma Santamaría-Sanz

    :) Can’t wait for February!!! lots and lots of letters

  • Angela Wright Newhouse

    I love that Rose Gold Lamy!

  • Cath Toy

    oh my love the wax seals

  • Linh

    gorgeous wax seal colors! I would love to surprise my friends family and incowrimo buddy with this vintage accessory

  • Eugene R Coldrick

    I found some pen-pals on Fountain Pen Network. I am always happiest with a pen in my hand. This package is pretty fantastic and you people are too.

  • cdubbs

    I’ve been sealing holiday cards (mailed and delivered in person) with wax and everyone loves it. I’d love to get a change to try the parallel pens with new inks. I’ve become a Goulet junkie and I love coordinating my inks, pens, and journal!

  • Debbie Shinkle

    I neeeed the Lamy Rose Gold
    pen

  • Rebe Goebel

    I love rose gold, so I’m excited for that Lamy pen…but, I’ve also wanted to try a stub nib, so the Metro looks awesome, too! and I’m SUPER excited that I got onto the list for the Feb BohoBerry Box! Can’t wait to get my first one!

  • Belle

    I’ve been wanting to try writing more letters. :)

  • ClaireM

    I love the contents of this giveaway but I’d be especially excited about trying the sealing wax!

  • MamaKnits2Much

    What a fabulous giveaway! I have been wanting to try a stub nib, and what better excuse than joining in on InCoWriMo.

  • Cyndi Hunt

    What a great way for me to use up some of the cards I have been making lately. I love getting and sending mail and it feels great to get more than just a bill or junk in the mail.

  • Andy/amo21mn

    I’ve never heard of InCoWriMo! I’m going to do it.

  • Amanda Hayes

    This is AWESOME! So much info and it gets me excited to write letters! Definitely going to try the pen pal thing!

  • Amanda Hayes

    Also my fav thing in the giveaway is the ink samples!

  • Jeanne Groves

    I think I’d have to say my favorite item in the giveaway is the wax and seal… I have been writing to a friend that’s deployed, and placing a seal adds a nice touch. They loved it! Of course, I have been bring to try a stub nib for some time, so the Metropolitan would be my favorite item that I’ve never tried!

  • Jenny Simons

    So many good things in the giveaway! My favorite would probably be the Lamy LX in Rose Gold. So pretty!

  • Elizabeth Copeland

    Oh. My. Goodness. So much lovely stuff in this giveaway! I think I’m going to have to go with the Rose Gold Lamy! I’ve been wanting one and that color is what I’ve always dreamed of.

  • Bella Neahr Ayers

    Not sure if my original comment posted or not…if it didn’t I love the fountain pens!

  • Rachel Copeland

    I love this challenge! And this giveaway! I think my favorite are is the rose gold Lamy.

  • I write quite a few letters already! This sounds like a lot of fun. :) Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity to make letter writing even more fun. I think my favorite item in the prize package is the sealing wax.

  • BuJo Puppy

    Last year was my first InCoWriMo and I’m so excited to get started again!

  • Shivaun Oneill

    A favorite – My Lamy LXs are one of my favorite fountain pens. So love the idea of getting one in Rose Gold! But really excited about the Parallel set! I want one those so bad!

  • Casey Andrews

    Thank you for this opportunity!!

  • Pamela Sue

    I love all these items! I have never used a LetterMate but could definitely use one!

  • pat_e

    What a wonderful giveaway. A great inspiration to write a letter a day in February.

  • amandolin

    I’d love any and all of it but I’ve always loved the history and Romanticism of sealing wax. The coral color would probably be my favorite.

  • Andy B

    What a great prize package. I think my favorite is the rainbow set of Pilot Parallel pens. I have many fountain pens but have yet to try the Pilot Parallel pens. I do like wider nibs, so I think I would enjoy these pens.

  • Hannah Babbitt

    I don’t know if I can pick a favorite from the giveaway, but I’ve always wanted to try a fountain pen!

  • Stacy Young

    I’ve had my eye on the LAMY pens for awhile, and desperately need the Lettermate. I am glad to have found so many people that share my interests and are dedicated to writing more letters. This makes me so happy!

  • Josie Hormann

    I’d love the wax seal stuff!

  • Mollie Ann

    The wax seals are my favorite. It’s something I’ve always wanted to try.

  • Iris Lin

    This is the first time I’ve heard about InCoWriMo. It sounds like a really fun challenge! I think my favorite item would be the Rose Gold Lamy or the set of Pilot Parallels, which are really fun to write with!

  • Jill Diamond

    I’m so excited to be entered to win this amazing letter writing package. I would love to seal a letter with teal wax.

  • disqus_vFJgcmJYU7

    Would love to try writing with Parallel Pens :)

  • Martha B

    Oh my… who can decide. I would love the fountain pens, but everything would be a treat!

  • Maggie

    I actually never heard of InCoWriMo before, but I’ve gone on letter writing binges to troops stationed overseas before, and this seems like as good a time as any to do it again!

  • Tammy Pickerill

    I’m really liking the Lamy and all the ink samples.

  • Spyderdiva

    This is a great giveaway, and a wonderful project for February! And I love the blue pen!

  • Zoa Schescke

    This is so great!! How did I miss this last year! I can’t wait to start writing letters!!!

  • Kristy Ruiz

    Thank you so much for putting on the giveaway with goulet pens! I enjoyed incowrimo last year

  • Courtney Kintz

    Those parallel pens are where it’s at.

  • Courtney Kintz

    It’s a mighty fine selection of items for a giveaway, but I think the most exciting is the Parallel set.

  • Amylynnknits

    I learned about incowrimo through you and Goulet last year. This is my second year participating!

  • Darren Leonhardt

    You can never have too many Pilot Metropolitans, but I really like the inclusion of the wax seal. It just adds that extra little bit to a letter, and I’ve been looking at getting one for a while now.

  • Jenni

    Kara, I am so thankful for all you do for the tribe and the world! Thank you for your inspiration. I am about to host my first journaling workshop! So excited! Jenni

  • Danielle Lee

    This is one awesome giveaway. The Lamy Rose Gold pen is my favorite. If I don’t win, I’m placing that pen on my list for my birthday. Thanks, Kara and Goulet Pens!!!

  • Kathy from Albuquerque

    I’m with you in that I am drawn to the sealing wax and seal. I am lucky enough to have a simple seal with a blue carved stone that was from my father’s side of the family.

  • Anna

    I love the idea of InCoWriMo but plan to participate this year. And such a nice giveaway package, especially in love with the Lamy..

  • Maryann Mize

    My favorite item would be the sealing wax kit! I have always wanted one to add to my correspondence!

  • Emma

    I look forward to participating in the letter exchange within the Tribe to put these good tips into practice. Thank you Kara!

  • Betsy Olmstead

    There are so many amazing items in this giveaway! I’m so excited! I think the Lamy LX is my favorite, but I had a hard time trying to choose just one! Thanks for this chance!

  • Shirlina Harris

    InCoWriMo is definitely something I’d love to get into. I’ve been wanting to find a pen pal (and this send and receive mail-other-than-bills) for a while. I hope this initiative will help bring that to fruition. I think my favourite item from the prize package would have to be the wax seal gear. There’s just something so satisfying when watching the wax melt, drip, and then harden into a beautiful seal…

  • David

    I favs got to be the parallels

  • Camila Caminha

    I would love to join incowrimo. I’m still a bit lost but I’ll retead this post more carefully and join :) I loved all the items of the giveaway, but I loved the fountain pen the most, any of them.

  • Sonja C

    This post is a veritable cornucopia of resources and information. I devoured the details and found my interest piqued by all of the ideas and inspiration. The giveaway is amazing and good fortune to the winner. I do not have a favorite but I am interested in the lettermate companion and original lettermate as they are very utilitarian.

  • Tatum Donnelly

    This is amazing! I think letter writing is such a lost art. This makes me beyond excited!

  • Abby 怡妏

    I love the traditional experience and formality that comes with letter writing. So the fountain pens (Lamy Fx and the Pilot Metropolitan) definitely take the cake for me:)

  • Wendy Westby

    sounds like a great idea, though I definitely don’t have time for this one! I’d love to win the Pilot Parallel Rainbow set

  • Patt

    Thanks a lot for all the tips and guidance :)

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  • M Edvalson

    I love hand writing to my penpals. They are so interesting to learn about it’s a wonderful experience!

  • Amanda Hall

    Hi Kara, I have looked in all my folders but cannot seem to find the email for my Pen Pal assignment. Help please!

  • Crystal Enriquez

    Hi,

    I was wondering since this is for the month of February only and have never done this before can I start it now or I have to wait until next year?

    Thanks,

    Crystal E

  • What great tips on what to put into your letters. I love writing handwritten letters, but often times I get stuck on what I should say! Your lists is most helpful! Thanks

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