I have a confession to make. I love pretty paper. There is nothing like receiving a handwritten letter in the mail. A handwritten letter on pretty stationary or a gorgeous card is even better. Wouldn’t you agree?
The first summer my husband and I dated we were living in two different states. Every few days, I received a letter from him in the mail. The letter would typically be written on small cards that had drawings of cats on them. He would also spray his cologne on the envelope, which made my heart turn to butter every time. I remember how happy I would be when a letter arrived. The anticipation of reading his words was like Christmas morning. The familiarity of the shape of the card, the colors, the various cats on the front, and the look of his handwriting pushed me through the long summer we spent apart.
I saved every one of these letters and recently found them when I was putting together his gift for our 9th wedding anniversary. As soon as I pulled the first card out of it’s envelope, I was flooded with memories from the summer we fell in love. It is hard to believe just how the look and feel of a piece of paper can be so powerful.
I sometimes wonder what our summer romance would have been like if we were college students now. Would we still write letters back and forth? Or would we rely on e-mail, Facebook and Skype to communicate with each other? Don’t get me wrong, I love all of the ways we can keep in touch with loved ones in an instant, but there is something to be said for the written word, something we can feel, smell and cherish for years to come.
Sadly, these days it seems the only time I really send people cards or letters are for special occasions, such as birthdays, holidays and thank you notes. This really needs to change! I am pledging to myself that I will make more of an effort to send my friends and family members handwritten letters, to show them that I’m thinking about them. Sending a letter is such an easy way to bring a smile to a special person’s face when they open their mailbox and receive something other than junk mail or a bill.
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