Once upon a time years ago in the Mary Vinson Memorial Library was a little handmade rubber stamp secretly hidden among the shelves of the Children’s Library. Sadly, no one on staff knew about it. And we did not know about it even after it was removed until about two years ago when a young letterboxer came in search of that little stamp and this is how we learned about letterboxing, a unique hobby in which people solve riddles and follow clues to collect the stamped image of custom and handmade rubber stamps.
In an effort to get more active over the years more outdoor oriented hobbies are popping up everywhere from geocaching to Pokemon Go. Letterboxing not only incorporates travel, the outdoors, and critical thinking but also art. Looking for something new to try? Need a creative outlet? Become a letterboxer.
Learn more by clicking on the links below:
- AtlasQuest: A Letterboxing Community
- Letterboxing North America
- Letterboxing: The Secret Scavenger Hunt Game – Instructables
- Letterboxing: National Geographic Kids