Do the write thing

Smiling child holding envelopes

Spring is in the air — and so is the spirit of letter writing.

April is National Card and Letter Writing Month, an annual celebration of handwritten correspondence.

To mark the occasion, the Postal Service is again collaborating with Scholastic Corp. to create an educational program for third- and fourth-graders.

The lesson plans include teaching aids that show students how to properly write and address envelopes. Also included: stationery templates and mailing envelopes with pre-printed USPS barcodes for tracking purposes.

Additionally, American Greetings has created a card that will be mailed to students across the nation.

The Scholastic site has more information.