Everyone loves receiving handwritten letters. Am I right? Imagine going to your letterbox and instead of a window envelope there’s a thick cream envelope with scrawly handwriting, addressed to you. Immediately your interest is piqued. Perhaps you smile. Because a handwritten letter is a wonderful thing.
When you receive a handwritten letter, you know that someone has been thinking of you. You know that they sat down with paper and a pen and – in their own hand – wrote down the things they wanted to say to you. It may be deep, or they may just be telling you about their day, and wondering how your day was. I find it doesn’t much matter what the letter is about – it doesn’t change my enjoyment level. I feel like a friend is sharing something with me that is important to them, and it’s a joy to receive it.
So I have started this blog as a place where I can record my letter-writing experiences – both writing and receiving. I hope that other letter-lovers will find me and join in the conversation here. Because I don’t believe handwritten letters are dying – as some have proclaimed. No – they are simply finding a new niche. A niche of people who appreciate the time and craftsmanship that goes into letter-writing and will always find space for it in their lives, no matter how technologically-advanced we become.
Love from Kaz