Last week I began to fulfill a promise I made on New Years to myself, my niece and nephew.
I am very excited because I have promised to write them a letter every month. It is so easy to whip out a text or an email these days that I cherish the times I can put a pen to paper to someone I care about. I went to the stationary store and picked out six cards for the next six months. I also purchased some stickers to decorate the envelopes. Fun,fun FUN!
My Grandfather and I were pen pals until he passed away after I had already started my own family. I loved receiving his letters and he was ALWAYS faithful in giving me a prompt response to my handwritten notes. I still have those letters tied up with a pretty satin ribbon. They are so cherished.
I stumbled upon this article and it makes me smile to know that there are still other letter writers out there.
“The Art Of Letter-Writing Isn’t Lost On These Scribblers” Jennifer Weingart
‘… The average college student sends about 2,ooo texts every month. It’s likely that they don’t write even one letter . . . ” http://www.npr.org/2013/11/20/
Beyond embracing the pen to paper I am also thrilled to be sharing this with two of my favorite people . . . ever.
Do you remember when hand written notes were a daily occurrence in the classroom! I also saved some of those too. The best were from Marianne in Geometry class. Pages of notes (and I still got an ‘A’). They are hilarious!
I will write more about keeping my promises next wednesday!