Written a Letter Recently?
But I enjoy getting mail that isn't a bill or advertising, so I thought it might be a fun way to communicate with friends and family.
I have really enjoyed the project. Not to say that I have actually sent a letter each week! But I have sent two or three some weeks so hopefully that makes up for the skipped weeks.
When I sit down to write a letter, I start by glancing at my address book (again, old school!) and seeing whose name pops out at me. Then I start with the perfunctory:
"Hi, how are you doing" and then from there I ask them about their family and work and before I know it I'm adding tidbits about my recent activities, my family, books I've read, movies I've seen, etc.
I really feel like I'm having a cup of coffee and visiting with the person I am writing too.
Now when I see funny cards or pretty note paper, instead of just thinking, oh so and so would like that, I actually buy the card and send it to them with a personal note!
Taking the time to write to a friend is a totally different experience than dashing off a quick e-mail or clicking "like" on their Facebook post. I think the act of thinking about what I am are going to say, and writing it down changes the experience, proving once again that the medium is the message.