When was the last time you put pen to paper to get in touch with someone?
Email, text messaging and instant communication are incredible tools, but what about the personal touch of a handwritten letter? If there was ever going to be a day that you dust off your writing paper, pens and envelopes and write a letter, its today!
Why bother writing a letter?
- Anyone can type a quick ‘Happy Birthday’ on facebook, but how many people will get a handwritten letter for their birthday? Be unique.
- You can pretend you’re living in the world of Harry Potter and you’re using the muggle post so you don’t make anyone suspicious… (ahem, not that I do that or anything).
- Letters are tangible memories, something that you can keep and hold on to.
- You can send family photos or photos of recent gatherings to people with a letter recounting the events.
- You can stock up on all of that beautiful stationary!
- It can be time away from the computer screen for a change, rest your eyes and practice your handwriting.
- Letters are more like a conversation over time and distance, there is so much more to recount when you send a letter once a month or so.
- You can practice your handwriting and create a unique writing style.
See there are heaps of great reasons to write letters. I have a metal chest just bigger then a shoebox that is filled with letters to and from my school friends, grandparents, even notes from my parents from different occasions. Each note and letter reminds me of things I had forgotten.
So hop to it and write a letter to a friend or family member so they can have something other then bills to look forward to in the post.
If you’re unsure of who to write to or you would like to start a post card exchange, get in touch with me! Never heard of a post card exchange before? Read all about it by clicking here.
I have made a simple form to fill out if you’d like to trade postcards or if you’d like some snail mail from me, click here to fill in your details and keep your eyes on the post box! If you’d rather write to me first you can forward your letter or postcard to:
PO Box 108
Croydon Vic 3136
Happy handwritten letter writing!