5.23.2008

Friday Morning Paper -- Write a Letter



Don't you miss handwritten letters?

I do.

Writing them was a bit romantic. It actually required a smidge of time and effort + you could save them (in a nice little stack, all tied up with ribbon or twine) to re-read later when you wanted to be transported back to some specific time in your life. (Oh gosh am I starting to sound like Andy Rooney?? Yikes.)

We still write thank you notes of course, but that's not quite the same...

So I think I will start to write a few letters again to those that I know will really enjoy them. And when I write them, I'd like to use Abbey's elephant emblazoned cards and envelopes made from vintage wallpaper.

Wouldn't you?

8 comments:

mary said...

Perhaps not so surprisingly, we are on the same wavelength. I just wrote something about the lost art of letter writing last night. I totally agree!

When I was young, I had tons of pen pals. I guess the adult version of my pen pals are my online friends, but I will never forget how I would literally wait by the window for the mailman to arrive with letters. I loved it!

Joslyn said...

i love that we are on the same wavelength mary! yes...i've also been thinking of oneline friends as the pen pals of today...but a handwritten letter. sigh.

melissa said...

Yes, i so miss handwritten letters. My daily mailbox is stuffed with impersonal junk mail, and not one pretty elephant emblazoned card.

Jane said...

Jos-

When I was still in college and Andy had graduated he use to send me a letter every week. It usually arrived on Friday so it was a great start to my weekend. The only thing wrong with the whole senario was he was dating someone else :)

Joslyn said...

yes jane that is an almost perfect senario... ;-)

Joanna Goddard said...

yes! handwritten letters are THE BEST.

Simple Answer said...

I saw the photos before the posting and had the same thought. I miss handwritten letters.

Heather said...

i LOVE the elephant cards!