When was the last time you wrote a letter? I don’t mean typing an email and hitting the send button. I mean picking up a pen, handwriting words on a piece of paper, folding it in an envelope, and waiting for the mailman to remove it from your mailbox. Other than writing thank you notes, I can’t remember the last time I wrote a real letter.

Yesterday I wrote a letter to myself. Today I’m going to write a letter, a real old-fashioned letter, to someone else.  How very early 1990’s of me.

I don’t talk to my grandparents as often as I should.  And years pass between visits.  But I know they love hearing from me.  So I hope they enjoy the letter they will receive in a couple of days. 
This post is linked to “Tackle It Tuesday” hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom.

5 Comments on Operation: Communication

  1. I love real pen-and-paper letters! I exchange letters regularly with my best friend from high school, a good friend from college, and my grandparents. There is something heartwarming about holding in one's hands a piece of paper that was held by a friend or family member — tangible regard, perhaps.

  2. I send letters and hand make cards all the time… I love getting mail (besides BILLS!!) and I know the people I send letters to, love it also 🙂 makes the heart feel good 🙂

  3. I'm just now seeing your blog, and I do love it. I love writing letters, and it's so funny to me that people spend so much time online these days, yet all the time spent can't compare to the sincerity that's in a letter. I need to discipline myself more and do this. I'm thinking at least one letter a week to start, but realistically there's no reason why I couldn't write a letter every day while my son naps (while he still takes naps, at least). I'm looking forward to reading the rest of your stuff!


  4. What gorgeous stationary! I LOVE writing! I know it is so 1950's but I really love that time. Imagine waiting for your love to write you back and running to the mail everyday! I try to get my son to write and draw each week, I think my gparents enjoy the fan mail they get every couple weeks!

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