Getting a real letter in the mail is one of life's great simple joys. Writing one is even more rewarding. Yet, how often do we do take the effort to write by hand, slap on a stamp and pop a letter, card or postcard into a mailbox? Not very often. For every delivery of snail mail in this country, there are 81 emails sent. A handwritten letter is a gift. It is affordable, yet priceless. Letters are little packages that can be filled with love, memories, hopes for the future, gratitude, stories and much more.
I will be participating in National Letter Writing Day on Monday, December 7, 2015 and you're invited. I'll be camped out at Rock City Cafe in Rockland, Maine writing letters from 3 pm to 5 pm. I'll have a stack of paper, pens, & envelopes to share with anyone who wants to join me.
If you can't make it to Rockland on December 7 you can write from home or the office.
Connect with a friend or family member that lives far away, or one you see every day. Tell them how much they mean to you. Encourage them. Inspire them. Share a story from your life. Ask them to tell you about their life. Draw a doodle. Fill your envelope with star dust. Use your imagination!
Here are some more reasons to handwrite a letter. Here are some tips for writing a great love letter.
December 7 is also Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. So if you know a WWII vet, this is an important day to note, one worthy of a handwritten letter. You could ask them if they will share their stories of the war with you in their letter reply.
P.S. You can even send me some snail mail if you want. (Mail to: PO Box 524 Rockport, ME 04856) Just be sure to include the phrase "Long Live Snail Mail," and I promise to write back to you!