Bring Out that Pen and Let’s Start Writing
September 01, 2021
Dear reader, when was the last time you sent a handwritten letter to a loved one? In this day and age of digital media, our words and feelings can easily be conveyed at the tips of our fingers and the clicking sounds of the keyboard. We insert emojis to add flare and visuals, but that’s it! That’s the most personal it can get, well, aside from the content of your message. Do you remember the trips to the stationery stores and sift through shelf after shelf to find that perfect pair of paper and envelope? There were tons to choose from! There were vintage designs, glittery designs, scented papers, special textured papers, and so on. Then you pick the best ink, which will not leave marks on the back nor smudge on the paper when the ink is still wet. Or the trips to the post office. When you hold the postcard and letter close to your heart before dropping it into the mailbox, hoping the letters will be received by the recipient in no time. Call me old-fashioned, but I love receiving letters that I can touch and smell, and see erasures that I call marks of love. And on this day, September 1, we celebrate World Letter Writing Day. And the best way to celebrate is to--of course, write letters! To make it more special, make it a family activity or invite friends over so you can all do this activity together.