Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Simple Pleasures

Today I got something in the mail that made me really excited; a real, handwritten letter!

Growing up, I lived a state away from my best friend and cousin. We loved to talk on the phone as much as possible when we had the chance. Mind you, this was also when the internet was just barely coming out and the internet connection was so slow that it was almost always quicker to just call or write a letter. Of course, we ended up talking so much that we would get in trouble for such a massive phone bill. This usually meant that my cousin would be grounded from all phone calls for up to a few months at a time. So what were we to do? That left us with mailing numerous letters to each other. I would even say that some were as long as short stories. 

Now that the lifestyles have changed and moved towards only texts, emails, tweets, or comments on Facebook, you tend to forget how great a personal, handwritten letter can be. Plus, there are some great stationary out there! Like this cute card stationary by Oh Joy! for Chronicle Books.
*Raises glass of wine.* Here's to personal, handwritten letters. May you never be forgotten and that you be read so many times the paper begins to fade. Cheers! *Takes sip of wine.*


Bea said...

I just convinced one of my friends from the teacher program to have her class be pen pals with my kiddos. I didn't want them to miss out on handwritten letters. :) I've also been getting postcards from a friend who travels a ton for work. I must admit I finally got around to checking the mail because I look forward to his postcards so much. :)

Kay Jay See Bee said...

Handwritten mail is seriously the only reason I love checking the mail. The idea of getting something personally written just for me makes me smile.