Monday, February 11, 2013

The lost art of handwritten letters

This past week I had a great mail day. I received a a handwritten letter. It was a nice surprise. There is something about a handwritten letter or note that just lifts the spirit like none other. My Grandmother wrote me every week while I was in college and while serving as a missionary for my church. It was so nice, and it gave me something to look forward to. It is something that I really miss.

 There is something about the thought and time that goes into expressing yourself in a letter.  It says I took the time to think about you and our relationship.  It is something that our children are missing out on.  Our children are not learning to communicate effectivly. They communicate in short, abreviated, half written thoughts through text and e-mail. A quick e-mail or text gets lost in the daily shuffle;  they are easily looked at, discarded, and sometimes overlooked. On the other hand, a thank you letter or a quick thinking of you note can create a long lasting impression.

With Valentines day right around the corner, take the time to write an old fashioned love letter. It will be much more treasured than a cheesy store-bought valentine. Those you love will appreciate it. It does not have to be real fancy and cute, It only has to come from the heart.

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  1. a friend once told me this that she loved to get letters in the mail but the internet and email were taking that away so future generations needed to ensure that the love lived on

  2. Wow, we're thinking the same thing this week as I just wrote a post about writing a pen pal letter too! I wish I had a couple more pen pals to write to. I've been finding my kids people to write to because, you're right, this is becoming a lost art! :)

    I'm hosting my Homemaking Linkup Weekend and would love to have you join, if you'd like!

    Have a great day!
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  3. What a great reminder. Would be great to be more intentional about getting my kids to write letters. Thanks for sharing and linking up!

  4. What a great reminder! I still send handwritten thank you cards, if someone took the time to send me a gift I can take the time to handwrite a note!

    Of course - you post about this lost art and I post about my students using laptops in class, ha!

  5. I just wrote about this topic the other day. The USPS has some gorgeous stamps coming out this year to add to the art of sending a letter. Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Greens!