Friday, October 5, 2012

The Lost Art

Today I want to talk about something that I am very sad to see disappearing from our world and culture.  The lost art of letter writing.  Everything, by today's standard, is done quickly, to coincide with our busy lifestyles.  But to me it all just feels so impersonal.  Cold.  Uncaring.  Don't get me wrong, I love Facebook.  It's one of the easiest ways for me to keep in touch with my friends from all over the world and Canada.  But there is nothing like opening the mailbox to find something other than a bill!  I love how personal writing a letter is.  I really feel like I can tell the person I am writing to, anything that's going on in my life.  I feel like letter writing, has a certain "care factor" that emails just don't.

I really came into letter writing when I was living in Japan.  A lot of the students that visited wrote letters to me while I was still there, explaining what a good time they had.  I often wrote back to them, and still keep in contact with a lot of them.

This is a letter from my friend Helen, who is currently living in New Zealand.  Also, I've got a package to send to my friend in Cork, Ireland, another letter for a friend in Japan, and a package for my friend in England.  Me and all of my letter writing friends have been sending back and forth for 1-2 years now.

Since I have amassed a FABULOUS collection of adorable letter sets, I have a need to go through them all so I can buy more!  And I urge you to take time out of your busy schedule to sit down and write to somebody.  It could even be me!

1 comment:

  1. I've been making handmade envelopes from magazine pages for years and I still have a huge bunch of them.

    Gimme your addie, girl, and not only will I write to you but I'll share you some of my eclectic collection of envelopes as well! xoxox

    Nikki in Tokyo :)