Friday, 17 January 2014

Pen to Paper

a note to say it all

So much of life is about communication and there's so many ways to send a message.  
Yet with all the technology within our grasp maybe we don't express nearly enough all those thoughts, wishes and stories. And where do they go once they are sent?

I still have an old trunk full of notes and letters, postcards and scribbles in journals. It physically shows a history. These letters are the treasures that will be dusted off and read in the future.  Yet, I haven't added to that trunk of written memories for many years and I haven't written a long letter to a friend for a decade.....and that makes me feel a bit sad.

On New Years Eve one of the wishes I made was to connect with friends more.  And to that I am now adding - connect with friends via the handwritten word. 

2014 can be a year of sharing a few words on paper that can make someones day. 

Don't do it by text or email.......instead, WRITE (yes, with a pen!) a note, a card and give someone something that can actually be felt and opened (without the need for a press of a button or swipe of a thumb.) 

I have been hunting for some cards to get me started with the return to letter writing. Firstly, some new letterpress notecards to send a note and tell someone how lovely they are.

This is the start of a whole new obesession.  
Stationery-aholics - please let me know where you find your fix!

And (in a whisper) who used to be a stamp collector?  I am revisiting my stamp collection and it really does still get me excited! Oh those images and patterns in miniature, the textures, the paper....



  1. I'm a firm believer in snail mail. It connects you to people in a way that texts never will. Nothing says I love you quite as well as a letter.

  2. I am obsessed with snail mail. I send out what most people think of as an impossible amount of physical letters, cards, and notes. Of all the gifts I have ever received more than a few of the best have just been a hand written note. Starshaped Press in my local Chicago has some beautiful cards that I adore.