We had a really fun weekend of camping and today I've got pictures to share…
You may have heard that some bloggers are participating in The Month of Letters Challenge. It’s a very simple concept: participants promise to mail something (a letter, a postcard, a newspaper clipping, etc) every day that there is postal service. And they also promise to write back to everyone who writes to them.
I didn’t commit to this project myself but so far I have been the lucky recipient of 2 letters, one from Kathy and one from Margene. I cannot tell you how happy it made me to receive these little notes in the mail. Such a simple thing, really, but it made me feel loved and cherished to know that my friends took the time to sit down, select a note card and pen, and write to me. It doesn’t provide instant communication the way an email or facebook message does but I think that’s part of the charm.
And of course I have written back to both of them.
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I love getting real mail. It’s my favorite part of Christmas.
I love this idea! And I love receiving real mail. We need
to keep this idea going!!
Your note arrived Saturday, I think (the weekend is a blur!). For all the letters I’ve sent this month I have received few in return. Thank you for writing back!!
I love real mail. Email is efficient and appropriate for many forms of communication, but nothing beats a real letter sent full of a chum’s thoughts and news. I’m glad your friends chose you as a recipient!
nothing like snail mail. i still keep in contact with oldest friend strictly through snail mail and two of my kids have penpals…giving them an early love for writing and receiving letters.
You and your commenters are so right about real mail. I remember writing to one of my husband’s aunts, then sometime later having a wonderful phone conversation. However, about a year later, she wrote and went on and on about the letter…no mention of the phone call. That really made me think, so I developed a lesson plan around Abe Lincoln’s gracious letter to Mrs. Bixby and had students write their own letters. When we remodeled I opened a box containing many old letters…treasures that would have been lost had they been electronic. Hugs and letters, Jo
I think I first read about this on Margene’s blog and I have had such fun being a part of it. I enjoy the writing, but the kicker (so far) was a long return letter from my son. What a treat!
I used to be a penpal to a few international penpals and I really miss it. There is nothing more fun than getting and sending non-bill related mail.
I love writing and responding to letters!
What a good idea. Handwritten cards and letters are a lost art these days. I love getting them myself.
What a lovely gift to receive! I think letter writing has become such a lost art – when you think of some of the letters and relationships conducted through letters (and I guess we experience through the power of the internet) it lovely to think that the craft is still being practiced. There is such a consciousness of intent. I am really glad for you Carole!
Better than standing at your kitchen sink while you’re on your cell phone, huh? ;^)
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