Monday, 21 January 2013

The Art of Letter Writing

When was the last time you put pen to paper and wrote a letter to a friend simply for the pleasure of doing so?

I came across a talk by a lovely lady called Hannah Brencher on the fabulous TED talks where she tells the story of letter writing to strangers and expresses the pleasure she and they got from the experience. Personally, I think this is a fab idea. It's all too easy to write an email and send it but there is something special about holding a letter in your hand and reading it whilst enjoying a cup of tea and a chocolate biscuit.

All too often, the letter box goes and all that appears are bills, junk mail and more junk mail. How nice to go to the door and find someone has been thinking about you enough to grab some paper and a pen and write something just for you. Better still if they have popped a couple of photos in with it which you can frame straight away without fighting with your printer (that last bit may just be me but the flipping thing drinks ink and is always empty when I want to use it! Ha!)

So take some time out from technology, buy some beautiful paper and start creating for someone you care about, they will love it :)

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