Saturday, 20 October 2012

Day 20: Mail Letters to Friends and Family


Oh boy, my daily posts are getting later and later! (and my photos are getting worse! Note to self: Use a real camera, not an iPod camera when there's no natural light!)

Today's topic is about snail mail.  Hardly anyone ever actually mails anything other than cards.  When was the last time you mailed a real letter?  Now the ones in my photo are technically cards, but I did write actual multi-paragraph letters inside, so I count them as letters.

I love getting personal mail!  It doesn't happen often.  Since I love it, I try to remember to send it too.  One of my friends, who now lives in New Zealand always sends me the most beautiful letters, both in content and form.  One letter was written entirely in the shape of a Celtic knot.

The ones I send aren't as pretty, with my messy handwriting, but I do enjoy the excuse to actually write in cursive.  And at least I've finally learned to write in mostly straight lines.

Do you write letters? Do you get letters?  Do you think they're worth the effort, or should people just stick to email to keep in touch?





5 comments:

  1. Yes, I like sending letters. I still send out a snail-mail Christmas letter every year and write to my grandma and a couple other friends who don't have email (or use it often). I love getting personal letters too, so I try to send them for special occasions. :)

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    1. I'd love to do a Christmas letter! But I kind of feel like everyone already knows what's going on in our lives because of Facebook. There's no suspense anymore, everything is so instant. What am I thinking, I can't even consistently send out Christmas cards! I seem to do them every 3 years or so.

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  2. I have an aunt in England and occassionally write her a letter. But that's it. And now she has an IPad so we're Skyping. I miss writing and receiving letters but write so many emails to people, I'm still feeling connected.

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  3. My grandparents only live a four-hour drive away, but my grandfather still prefers to write cards and letters to me. I will often give him a call back, but there are definitely times when I write him back. Just last month (September) I replied to his letter with another letter. It's fun for me, and my grandfather once described it very poetically. With letters, you're not waiting for your chance to speak. You read the entire thing, and you get the same respect back when the person receives your response. It's a very respectful way of communicating :)

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    1. What a sweet way of looking at letter-writing. Thanks so much for sharing.

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