|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....