Friday, May 01, 2009

Plant a Letterbox Day is Around the Corner!

Yes, it's that time of year again. In less than two million seconds (!!!!), it will be Plant a Letterbox Day. Last year set a new record for most boxes planted--916. And a full 756 of them were actual, real letterboxes hidden in the woods.

This annual event started in 2006 when spring was in the air, and many people were finally venturing out after their winter of discontent. It was joked that so many boxes would be planted and listed, it could crash Atlas Quest. So May 24th was designated as the day to try to crash Atlas Quest by planting and listing as many boxes as possible.

The crash never happened, but it was still a lot of fun. New people who had never planted a box ventured out and created their first creations. Old time letterboxers who hadn't planted in some while ventured out to plan anew.

I've already started working on the boxes I want to plant this year, involving ransom notes, databases, and code. Stamps have already been carved. Clues have been started. I also started working on a long-awaited update to my Creating Great Letterboxes tutorial that I hope to finish before the big date. (Speaking of which, if you know of some particularly noteworthy boxes that deserve a mention, let me know.)

Start thinking about it now--and raise the bar higher than ever for next year's recruits!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads up! I have a few boxes around here that really need a home. Sounds like a good day to get out and plant and it's on a Sunday this year!

Fish or man said...

This year, we should try and break the 1000 box mark! I'm definitely good for a couple. How about everyone else?

Anonymous said...

we just started LBing this weekend when my mom came up and told us all about it- we even hid one of our very own!!!

Fun stuff!