Winter Card Writing Socials

Three Fridays in December: December 3, 10, & 17
2 to 5 PM Eastern
From Wherever You Are, via Zoom

Last year at this time we took a chance at bringing folks together virtually for a new version of a many-years-old tradition here at the Jaffe of gathering on each First Friday to write letters. This online version has since turned into a weekly event, and we've made wonderful new friends from all over the States and Canada. (Next, the world!)

And here we are again at that time of year when we're dreaming of snow and remembering friends and family, near and far with cards and letters. Why not handle this task in the company of friends? Gather with us these first three Fridays of December to write your Christmas cards and Yuletide cards, and your Kwanzaa cards and New Year cards, too. (Belated Chanukah cards? It's never too late to let folks know you're thinking about them.)

You provide the cards and the stamps (and the hot cocoa); we'll provide the festive soundtrack (music for the season that's a bit on the unusual side; music you've probably not heard much of before) and the Zoom platform. And though it's billed as a card writing social, join us to do whatever it is you need to do: our Real Mail Fridays enthusiasts spend their Fridays with us journaling, baking, working at their desks, even gardening. One new participant in Anchorage in November shoveled her porch of 15" of the season's first newly fallen snow (it was beautiful!). Whatever it is you're doing, you can do it in the company of friends from around the globe. Real Mail Fridays: three hours of quiet working time, set to a very Jaffe soundtrack, with a short break once or twice an hour to chat. Supremely heartwarming.


Here is the link and password for our virtual Real Mail Fridays letter writing socials:

(And in case you need it, the Meeting ID is 825 9779 8220 and the passcode is Kh51f6.)


Join us on Friday December 10 from 11 AM to 2 PM Eastern, just before Real Mail Fridays, for a virtual workshop with Shawn Sheehy! He'll be teaching a fun class called Festive Holiday Mechanical Cards, in which you'll use materials you have at home to create a pair of movable, mechanical cards. Registration is required. Tuition for the workshop is self-determined (we suggest $50). Find details by clicking here.


JCBA programs are all brought to you by you. Please support us if you can with a tax-deductible gift. At our donation portal, you may make a gift to the Jaffe Support Fund, which helps us acquire new artists' books and prints for the Jaffe Collection, or the Jaffe Center for Book Arts Education Fund, which supports all of our educational programs. Thank you!