Top 20 Reasons to Write a Letter

20. You will never find a cheaper way to give someone a gift of such depth and meaning. 19. Research shows that letter writing gives a significant boost to your overall sense of well-being. 18. You will be spreading love and caring in a world that seems increasingly chaotic and disconcerting. 17. Handwritten letters mean so much more to someone than rushing off a quick text. Take the time to show you care. It really is the small stuff that matters most to people. 16. Your letter will give a lift to the recipient. In fact, it could even change a life. 15. Expressing kindness and gratitude are highly underrated. Use a short letter to tell someone that you value the richness they bring to…

How I came to Write a Book About Handwritten Letters

My hair stylist said to me recently: “I’m taking a calligraphy class this summer because there is just no joy in my mailbox! All I ever get are bills and advertisements!  I am so tired of it! I am going to begin by writing letters to my nieces and nephews. It’s a place to start.” I knew exactly what she meant. Today, it is a rare event indeed when someone receives a good old-fashioned handwritten letter in their mailbox. And this saddens me because, over my lifetime, I have found such joy, meaning and depth in exchanging letters with people. It has been one of my happiest hobbies and greatest joys. I don’t know which has been better– the sending or the receiving of handwritten…

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