There’s something romantic about the art of traditional letter-writing. The act of putting pen to paper and writing a heartfelt letter seems to be a lost art.
Growing up, there was always something so whimsical about receiving a letter from a friend, family member or pen pal. Receiving a handwritten letter always made my day.
Of course, being a girl whose favourite literary heroine was Anne Shirley, I was a fan of the written word. Plus, keeping letters was something to leave for posterity.
When I was introduced to the #7Cards7Days #HallmarkPressPause challenge, I was thrilled! The mission was simple. I was to send out seven cards in seven days to people who are important to me.
In one week, I sent cards out to friends and family. I wrote a friend to offer my support during a challenging and sad time. I wrote a family member just to say I was thinking of her. I wrote my best friend just to catch up.
I want my five year old daughter to appreciate how special it is to receive a letter in the mail and how wonderful it is to write a letter and send it in the mail to those she loves most. I gave her two cards to send to whomever she wanted to send to. She wrote a sweet note to a friend of hers and we put it in the mail. She received a note in the mail from her friend, and now they are corresponding via letters in the mail. Well, she’s five, so her letters include drawings. Still, I’m very excited about the prospect of my little one and her friend being pen pals.
See? Traditional letter-writing is not a lost art!
It is through a thoughtful note that we are able to reconnect with those we care about most and step away from our busy lives even if only for a moment. In a world of fast-paced communication, text messages and e-mail, it is refreshing to send and receive a handwritten letter. Putting some love and thought into a letter really does mean a lot.
Do you believe that traditional, old-fashioned letter writing is a lost art? Do you still write handwritten letters? Who do you send letters and cards to?
Take the #7Cards7Days Challege! Who will you be writing to?
Disclosure – As a member of the #HallmarkPressPause panel, I receive special products, info and perks. As always, all thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are honest and my own.