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Friday 4 December 2009


Do you write letters? I don't mean emails and I don't mean texts or blogs. I mean real handwritten letters to friends. Personally I love writing letters almost as much as I love receiving them. Knowing that that person has taken the time to sit down and think about me enough to write to me when I get something through the post - it makes my day. But I have noticed that not many people recipricate my love of letters. I think most people see it as a waste of time and money - why buy a stamp when you can quickly type a few lines and it will be received almost instantly (in theory)? Everything in this world has to be so fast and immediate and I find I just can't keep up - everyone is running themselves into the ground and I worry that suddenly we will find ourselves in a pickle due to our lifestyles. So my suggestion? Take some time out and write to someone, anyone. It could be someone you see everyday or someone you haven't seen in years, or someone with an illness/disablility (PostPals is a good site for this). But take a few minutes out of your day to stop and think about someone else and show this with a handwritten letter - I guarantee you'll feel better.


Kess said...

I haven't written a letter in years, but really because the people I would write to prefer to keep in touch by email. If you'd like to we could keep in touch by snail mail. Also, Anna recommended Postcrossing ( enables you to send postcards to random people all over the world (and receive some postcards in return!)

Unknown said...

Would love to be your snailmail pal - will swap addresses when I see you over the holidays :)