Things I love: letter writing with a (re)purpose

There was a point in my life when I really liked going to the mail box. When I was a kid, I could sift through its contents and pull out only what interested me (that toy catalog that came (unrequested) every year from Kids R Us or the letter from my grandmother). In college (and because I didn’t have a credit card) the only mail that I received was mail I wanted- a package from my parents or a notice about some event on campus. All that changed when I became an “adult.” Now, going to the mailbox is remarkably anticlimactic and I can safely say, with a high degree of certainty, that my mail will contain nothing that I want (bills fall into this category, although I do actually deal with them). Occasionally there will be an invitation to a friend’s baby shower or a card for [fill in the blank holiday], but more often than not (I estimate 97% of the time) my mail is filled with credit card offers (last Saturday I received 5; three of which were from a company whose card I already have) and fliers for things that I have no need for and no interest in purchasing.
I know that I am not alone in these feelings. How many of you love to open the mailbox hoping to see something personal, something worth getting your attention- something handwritten! When it does happen, isn’t it wonderful? Doesn’t it make you just a little giddy? Just a little? One year (who can remember which one) my New Year’s resolution was to send at least one handwritten letter every month {I’ll give you one guess how well that turned out}. Okay, okay. Stop guessing. I’ll just tell you- not well. That’s why, when I came this calendar from Linda & Harriett I saw a chance to finally redeem myself…X number of years later.

I love the concept of this: enjoy a beautiful calendar page for 30 (on average) days, then snip off the bottom and send a lovely handwritten note to an unsuspecting friend. Voila!


One thought on “Things I love: letter writing with a (re)purpose

  1. Very cute! I still do handwritten letters with one of my best friends, and it’s the greatest thing ever. My New Year’s resolution this year was to call the 800 number on every credit card solicitation, catalog, etc. that I receive and ask to be taken off the mailing list. Less mail but so liberating! And I get the added bonus of saving trees 🙂


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