Can you remember when the last time you hand wrote a note or letter and mailed it? For me it may have been a thank you note I sent after my wedding 7 years ago. UGH!! Can that be possible?
When I was in elementary school I moved across country leaving all of my friends behind. After that I spent hours writing letters to my friend Carrie. I would carefully pick out the stationary, envelopes and I always wanted one of the special stamps. After I’d mail it, I would check the mail daily looking for a letter in return. When it did show up I would probably read that letter 100 times.
How many of you hung onto old letter you received? I love opening that old shoebox and rereading some of those old letters and birthday cards?
It was so much more special than the emails we receive today. I love that we can keep in touch so much easier now a days, but I miss that special feeling that receiving a letter in the mail would bring.
When I receive a press release from the United States Post Office last week with a sneak peek of their new stamp I suddenly felt a need to write a letter to someone!
I loved the vintage spring look! They’re photographs of actual seed packets printed between 1910 and 1920. Love Love Love!
So here’s what I thought. I’m going to have Ellie sit down today and write letters to her grandparents, great grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles. Not only will this be great practice for her writing, but it’ll also give me a chance to teach her how to address the envelope and where to place the stamp. I also hope it will brighten the day of everyone that receives a letter!
I challenge you to do the same with your kids. Who will they write?