I love handwritten letters. I love getting them. I love writing them. I love sending them. It makes complete sense that I would put this on my list.
Communication is easier nowadays, for sure. We have email and texting and facebook and twitter and skype and IM and BBM and pinterest and instagram and blogging and and and. If you wanted to get a message to me right now, there are no less than 6 ways you could reach me instantly. Sometimes that feels a little like pressure. It doesn’t make much sense because most of the steady stream of information coming my way doesn’t even require a response, but I still feel I need to get it right away. If I can get a message at 6 in the morning, when it was sent, then I feel I should… or else I’m missing out (or something) in those hours I wait to read it.
I guess the reason I love handwritten letters so much is because it feels like a temporary relief from that sort of pressure. Whatever it is you’d like to say, the recipient can’t have it now. They just have to wait. You have to wait too, but it’s a nice feeling- kind of like the feeling you get hiding behind furniture at a surprise party.
I picked up some cute stationery from Paperchase and started writing. It was easy and it felt good. I didn’t just write one letter, I wrote lots. I used proper grammar and punctuation. The stickers and doodles mean I’m still fun.
This here is the opposite of facebook.
Write to your loved ones. On actual paper. Do it.
€5 has been donated to Barnardos for the completion of this ‘thing’. Click here if you would like to donate online.