Is Letter Writing A Thing Of The Past?
Do you ever write handwritten letters to friends and family?
How long has it been since you pulled out that pretty stationary in your desk drawer and wrote a letter? Yes, I mean a snail mail letter with an ink pen and paper. That form of communication is almost a thing of the past, a lost art in the museum of our memory.
Now we have tex message, cell phones and e-mails ( which are great technology), but we rarely take the time out of our busy lives to craft a personal letter to a sweetheart or a loved-one.
What makes a handwritten letter so special? Well, to give a modern example, does it ever make you happy when you check your e-mail and you actually have a personal e-note from someone you care about that doesn't have forward attached to the front of the title box. Something about that makes you feel cared for and you can't wait to open and read it. With that said, even with all the greatest communication technology that we only dreamed of twenty years ago we have become more busy and negligent of our friends and family members than ever.( I am a guilty culprit of lack of connection and taking precious time and sharing it with a letter from my heart). When you go to the mail box and you see a pretty envelope with handwritten names and addresses, you usually put all the other junk mail and bills aside and open that up first, knowing the sender took the time to put pen to paper makes the message more special.
I'll never forget having pen pals growing up, always checking the mail to see if they wrote to me that week, sometimes I could expect stickers and little homemade gifts inside that thrilled me so. Then there was the little boyfriend thing going, butterflies swarmed in my tummy every-time I seen a letter with my name written in sloppy print with a deformed heart beside it.
During the romantic dating sega, I enjoyed all the love letters and signed cards that poured in my mail box or given in person. What makes it so special is I still have these timeless treasures, they are family heirlooms that I will pass to my children someday and a beautiful scrapbook of memories. A delete button or crashed computer can never make them go away, I can hold them in my hands and relive those cherished moments of happy times.
I know I'm terribly sentimental, but I miss those days, I like the natural handwritten font on a piece of paper that reflects who the writer is as a person.
I know we are trying to go green, but we can't let our campaigns of saving the world make us too distracted and impersonal that we postpone investing time in memories and relationships. "Even if it's just once in a while, send a physical letter of the heart to a friend or family member that hasn't heard from you in a while, you never know it just might renew your friendship and ignite old flames of close kinship."
Psychologists say that just looking at a clean sheet paper fills you with hope because it represents the connection you are about to make! To top it off you get to choose the right stationary for you: Are you preppy? Pick a classic monogram. Romantic? Consider florals, lace or teapots. You will feel inspired to exercise your letter-writing muscle more often! Neurologists recommend letter writing to their patients to stimulate their brain and express their emotions, ensuring quicker healing and recovery.
Fun Ways To Make A Letter Special:
- Personalize it! - Send a profile of yourself to www.petiteprints.com, and they'll create cameo stationary of you. You can also make personalized stationary on your computer. If you are a strict green saver, check into learning how to make your own tree free paper, it's fun and very personal creativity.
- Stamp it! Go to www.zazzle.com or www.photostamps.com to order custom U.S. postage stamps of your favorite photo ( even your kids pics).
- Scent it! Using a rose-vanilla scented pen will make your message fragrant-and keep you relaxed at the same time while you write ( Check out www.everythingsmells.com ). You can add a thin sachet or spray the letter with fragrance oil or perfume.
Here is some online stationary resources you can check out too!
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