Remember that life-long project I talked about earlier? (You might have to stretch your memory cells for this one.) If not, that's okay. This is nothing earth-shattering, but in a slow and steady way, we're implementing it.
Letter writing is becoming a lost art. At least for me. I confess that even when letter writing was more in vogue, I was rather 'fashionless' when it came to sitting down purposefully, with the intention of putting words to paper and sending those thoughts through the mail. Those who know me, can attest that I very rarely send cards or notes or emails...okay, even phone calls are few and far between. My own children tease and say that I must be related to a hermit! Surely the warm thoughts in my mind and those filling our conversations at home about friends and family should count for something, yes? I mean, I do think of others regularly...
Besides the time & desire to write, I want to make our family writing time accessible...ready-to-go...as to encourage all those get-well, thinking of you, happy birthday sentiments. Now in reality I could just simply pick up a pencil and a piece of paper and scribble away, but I want to make it tad more 'artistic'. Within reason of course. I know myself too well...if I get caught up with making everything pretty and artistic, the letters will never get sent off! Sort of defeats the purpose.
I already covered one pretty area: the addresses, and I did mention a few cards that I made from last year's calendar. I'd like to make a whole slew of cards, but that won't get done until later. So for now, I'm using up cards from my card collection. Plus I bought a few new ones to add to the bunch.
Honestly the two biggest 'problems' to our letter writing? The time to write and the place to write. We decided that Sunday afternoons were best for our family, and right now we choose to gather around the kitchen table. I'm so glad to have found a vintage drawer from bonnbonn. It makes our letter writing event portable.
I filled it with the essentials: stamps, pens, address book, cards, paper & envelopes. We have no 'rules' to our notes and letters. Just something quick to family or friends, far away or close by. We've encouraged the kids to simply think about the person to whom you're writing. Wouldn't they like to get a nice surprise in their mailbox?
Do you write letters? Any tips?