Sanity Break- Write a letter



I love letters. I love getting them in the mail, looking at the stationary they've chosen...I love stationary. It feels so old world now. I am always looking for newer, better or more classic versions. I love the idea of hand written notes and thank you notes. In a world of emails, it is so special to get a letter in the mailbox. Writing a letter to someone really shows you care.

I have saved a bunch of letters from my grandmothers, and mother. They are in my scrapbooks and are easily the most telling and visual pictures of who they were. My "grandmommie" on my mothers side, was a painter and would sketch little pictures on her letters to me. They are priceless.

A letter is a personal reflection of you. Your taste, style and wording allow someone a deeper look into who you are. When's the last time you wrote an actual letter? Not a thank you note, but a letter? It takes commitment to sit down and take the time to write.

I sometimes I fantasize back to a time when the only way to communicate was through letters. Like in the movie "Dangerous Liaisons", when their deepest feelings were sent by messenger on paper. The way they would write in that gorgeous ink with their quills...It makes me want to give up on email all together and take up letter writing full time!

Writing a letter to someone who is close to you is a treasure for you and them. It's the perfect sanity break, especially if you have a glass of wine or cup of hot tea by your side. Surprise someone you love by writing them a letter this week! Make it descriptive, heartfelt, funny...make it you.

5 comments:

Mom on the Run said...

I love letters, too. My best friend's mother writes a letter to her and her siblings every Monday to this day. It's usually just a note, but it comes like clockwork on Wednesday of every week.

workinthatpreppy said...

I concur! and, I love to buy stationery...but, I wrote to my brother one time and he didn't "get it"...thought something was wrong.

Maddie said...

I could not agree with you more!!! I've got a shoebox full of "love letters" from my hubby when he was working in another state while I finished college. This was all before email, cell phones, texting, etc. I cherish those letters. I am actually on a quest to write more REAL letters and notes and get others to do the same. I'm going to jot a note right now. Thanks for the inspiration!

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

Great post! So sad with todays computer age but I think a nice letter on beautiful stationary is always a treasure.

Kiki said...

When my husband and I were first dating I would send him letters full of all my feelings and thoughts....he saved them and we looked at them the other day. Just knowing how much he appreciated those letters made me want to write him again. Maybe I will, thanks for the inspiration!!!