Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thinking About The Lost Art of . . .

Letter writing!

It is a bit of a lost art, isn't it?!   I am so guilty of sending a quick email or text or making a call
 instead of putting pen to paper and writing a note.
A good friend occasionally sends me actual notes through the mail,
even though we correspond by email fairly regularly. 
 I think my heart skips a beat when I see an actual letter instead of a catalog
 (I am attempting to keep the U.S. Postal Service going with all the catalogs I receive). 
 And while I do enjoy catalogs, about the only other mail I get is the
 dreaded . . . bills! 
 I am resisting on-line bill payment.  I know, I know, save myself some postage and time,
but remember, I am still trying to keep the good old postal
service going --
somebody's gotta do it!

Did you know that I actually received a note from First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy?? 
Yes, I am kind of admitting how ancient I actually am,
but I was very, very young girl (kindergarten, first grade maybe) 
when the President was assassinated. 
 I remember it so clearly -- those big events stay with you forever!
  Going to Catholic school, we immediately fell to our knees and prayed the rosary. 
And later, I wrote my very first condolence letter.  
 A few weeks later, I received a little note from Mrs. Kennedy thanking me for
my letter, and yes, I still have it.  

This year, I will be attempting to write more actual letters or at least notes.
So, guess what, I bought myself some adorable note cards.
 I do love personalized things and
Shutterfly has quite a selection. My fave color for notecards -- red!
So festive, so fun, so Husker! ;)


Kim K. said...

I miss "real" mail. I'm equally guilty of emailing over letter writing. Your personal stationary is so fun.

Courtney said...

Love the note cards. I need to be better about writing notes but email and facebook are so much easier. How cool is it that you got a note from Jackie Kennedy.

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

You are so correct that letter writing is a lost art. My heart does beat faster though when I see a letter or card in the mail that is personally addressed.

Laurie said...

Could not agree more! I am going to try and do more of that (okay, ANY of that) this year too! Know what else is a lost art? Thank you notes. Last 3 b-day parties the kids have attended... no thank you notes. Okay, off my soap box. Just kind of sad if you ask me. Oh, and I LOVE your stationary!!

Jodee said...

I love snail mail too! Great stationery too!

TGI Almost F!

Lisa said...

I love real mail too! How awesome to have that note from jackie. You should have it framed.

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

love the stationary!

I try and write and mail a little note to someone every day! I don't always make it. It can be a thank you note or a thinking of you card! I incorporate it with my doggie walks!

Have the BEST day my friend.


classic • casual • home said...

That is a great goal...It is so fun to get a handwritten letter. I think even if I just do one a week...that adds up. Very cool about the note from Jacqueline K. Such a lady.

Sharon said...

you are so right about it being a lost art...and so amazing that you have such an amazing letter...loved hearing aboutthat...and janet, thank you for your sweet comment about are already a fabulous writer..right where it counts.

The Byrd's Nest said...

Wow...that IS a special letter! I LOVE real it! I have a friend who lives in Denmark and one who lives in England and they both send me real handwritten letters. So special...OH and I keep the postage:) So cool that it says "Royal Postage" (hee hee)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I love the note cards! So pretty!

I do miss good old mail..... no one ever sends it, except for Christmas:)

Hope you have a great week~