Monday, January 31st, 2011

Send a Letter

Stephanie

Several years ago, the Australian Post ran a letter writing campaign with the slogan, “If you really want to touch someone, send them a letter.”

I agree.

In an era when so many people choose to do their communicating electronically, how does it make you feel to open a hand written letter? When I recently asked people to send me a letter, (You still can!) I was so very happy to open real “mail.” Since it had been a long time since I had received a hand written letter of any kind, I was a little surprised at the waves of emotion I felt as I read each piece. While I was touched that each of these people took the time to write to me, it was when I started thinking back to my grade school years about my long lost pen pal Wendy from Ireland, that the nostalgia bell began to ring. It reminded me of a child’s joy when receiving a letter or package (she sent me a box of embroidered Irish linen hankies) with special stamps from a far away land. I hate to admit it but sometimes I honestly do miss “the good old days” and I’m only 42!

PS – Keep sending me your letters & postcards!


10 thoughts on “Send a Letter

  1. Hello, my friend! Congratulations for your post. I have a project which uses the image of Australia Post advertising. We really want to know who is the model of the photo. We intend to contact her for an interview.

    Thanks!

    Marcelo and Daniella

  2. Hello, my friend! Congratulations for your post. I have a project which uses the image of Australia Post advertising. We really want to know who is the model of the photo. We intend to contact her for an interview.

    Thanks!

    Marcelo and Daniella

  3. How serendipitous! Just yesterday I wrote a 3-page letter to college friends. Inspiration for letter writing came from finding a Sheaffer Snorkel pen at an antique store two days ago. I wrote on Staple’s bagasse loose-leaf paper with Diamine Presidential Blue ink (thanks, J.D.!).

  4. How serendipitous! Just yesterday I wrote a 3-page letter to college friends. Inspiration for letter writing came from finding a Sheaffer Snorkel pen at an antique store two days ago. I wrote on Staple’s bagasse loose-leaf paper with Diamine Presidential Blue ink (thanks, J.D.!).

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