It’s that time of year again; I don’t think I’ve written any letters for over six months and I keep having that lil itch to pick up a well chosen pen, pick out some super cute stationary and start writing letters!
Writing letters to folks is something I’ve always loved and I like how it’s catching on again with people enjoying dialling back on the old digital age and going old school; pen and paper in hand! My writing has actually diminished terribly. I have to take my time writing by hand, anyway, due to dyslexia – spelling and writing letters in the correct order aren’t my friend and I rely heavily on auto correct on the old computer – but I still love picking a nice pen and paper and taking the time to think and try desperately to keep my thoughts in order and my penmanship legible but I have to admit to having to take breaks because of muscle fatigue. In my hand. How pathetic is that?!
You’d think I’d hate writing, the way I talk about it, but I really do love it. When I was a youth I signed up to a penpal club and had 3-4 correspondents all over the globe… OK, just in Europe, but as a kid that was pretty much as far away as I could imagine [these days I have people in Australia and New Zealand to write to so go me!]. I think, as a kid, it’s easier to write letters? There’s no self consciousness in the writing process, whereas, as an adult I’m always at a loss of what to write to people.
Each time I’ve done a snail mail batch over the past 1-2 years I’ve thought up a theme of what my letters are going to be about and I’ve always popped fun little items into the envelope; from bookmarks to cute paperclip things and at Christmas I sent people tiny tree decorations! I love picking things out to send to everyone!!
If you made it to the end of this post and you’re still awake let me know if you’d like me to send you a letter! There’s no obligation to reply but I always include my return address should you wish to; I just think it’s nice to receive post that isn’t the dreaded bill… which, now I’m a home owner, seem to be all I get [excluding all the junk mail and take out menus I get every single week despite my witty note on my mailbox asking for them to please, for the love of god, leave me alone!].
So hit me up – email firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and tell me a little bit about yourself [hobbies, fave books, fave movie, if you have any pets] I’ll start thinking of a fun theme for my letters!