Monday, August 29, 2011

The Handwritten Letter

Today I was so excited to get a handwritten letter in the mail. Among the bills and credit card applications, there was nice handwritten blue envelope with a Washington State return address. I thought wow, I think I know a few people in WA! I wonder who it's from?

I opened the envelope, it's a greeting card! I wonder that they wrote?

What the? It was a sales promo from AT&T Wireless. It appears they use a font that looks like someone's handwriting.

Disappointing but this was a reminder for myself how people (or some people) enjoy receiving a handwritten letter or correspondence which I am passionate about. I've been seeing a lot of tweets and Facebook posts about how people are trying to bring back handwritten correspondence via the United States Postal Service aka snail mail.

This article by the Wall Street Journal showed up in a Tweet and I absolutely love it!

There is a place for e-mail. I'm an avid Twitter and sometimes Facebook user. There is value in these for myself which includes meeting new friends I would otherwise have not known. Learning about new eating places which seems to be rather important here in Hawaii. But more importantly for me it's a source of inspiration and motivation for my creative side which includes letter writing.

I've been struggling for a number of years with my creative side. I think I'm near the end of my slump but I'm not quite there yet. That said I need to get off of this computer and hopefully work on another post or maybe actually...write a letter!


If you do send a store bought card, please write a personal handwritten note in it and make it personal! Don't just let Hallmark say it for you.

Post PS

I should have known it was not a real letter, there was no wax seal on the flap! Doesn't everyone use wax seals?


  1. I had to laugh a your post. I got one of these in the mail too and thought the same thing

  2. Drat. I ran out of was last week!

    My best one is an aunt. She and my mother started writing in about 1942.
    After my mothers death I write (infrequently) to her, in long hand, and receive answers generally. I'm quite proud of this correspondence.