Q. I would like to know if Englishers can be involved in the “Circle Letters.” I would love to join one!
~ Kim Savage
Circle letters are written letters started within groups of people that have similar interests. The circle letters I am involved include:
- My parents and siblings
- My maternal cousins
- My paternal cousins
- The married cousins in my family
- All the cousins who are 16 and older. These letters are getting quite hefty and can take up to six months to make a round.
- People who were born in the same community during a three-year period
- Another one is with a mother who lost a child
- Those with the same first name
- Everyone that was been in the same grade in our school
- Families in the same type of business
The chances of an “Englisher” joining an Amish circle letter is slim to none. However, feel free to start your own with people that share the same interests you do.
All you need is about 8 to 12 people who want to participate. Arrange everyone in whatever order you’d like and write their names and addresses on a piece of paper. Be sure to include your name and address as the first one listed on the address sheet. Write a cheerful, newsy letter to the group and mail it, along with the address sheet to the second person on the address list. After they read your letter they write a letter of their own and put both their letter, and your letter, in an envelope and mail it to person number three. So it continues until it reaches the last person on the list, who will then send all of the letters to back to you. After you remove your letter and write a new one you send it on its merry way to make another circle. It is a nice way to keep in touch with people.
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