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.”
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!