The Art Of Letter Writing Revisited

With the internet being so accessible and FAST the art of letter writing has become a lost art. But, I feel it becomes more personable when the recipient receives a handwritten letter or note card. Before my Grandmother's passing a few months ago I would send her cards twice a week (She LOVED receiving mail). One Mother's Day I remember sending her a CD of Frank Sinatra music. At the beginning of the CD I recorded a message of LOVE for her. I can still hear the gratitude in her voice. ☺

Why do we no longer sit for a second, express our feelings on paper for those we truly love?

I know there are many out there who are into the art, because stationary stores are booming these days. So, my challenge to whomever may read this is: Grab a sheet of paper and a pen and tell the one you love how much they mean to you. I love sending "Gratitude Cards" to my daughter, mom, sisters, nieces and nephews. It's just my way of saying "I'm grateful to have you in my life."

Get creative if the urge hits you! Right a quote, a song or even a poem if you like. The object is to surprise them with another way of knowing you love them. In the end it will make you feel all warm inside. You know that feeling you get when you watch "Polar Express" while drinking cocoa during Christmas season?

That's the warm feeling I speak of. ☺

I'm Grateful For:
1. My Life and Health
2. Remembering the simple things in life
3. God's Love and Guidance
4. My Grandmother
5. Family and True Friendships
6. Blessings of all sizes
7. Silence (during meditation)
8. Peace Within

Awesome Moments Today:
1. Waking Up
2. Getting 100 goody bags ready to ship to South Africa
3. Laughing with Monica on the phone
4. Seeing my princess smile as she returned from school
5. Hearing her say she LOVES me
6. Having a phenomenal lunch!

I'm in the mood to do some letter writing, so until next time.

Peace & Uplifting


  1. Great post and a good reminder. I LOVE when someone takes the time to send me a note or card. It's Happy Mail!

    Happy New Year!

  2. A great challenge, and I will take you up on it. Sending a handwritten missive not only is loving is gives the sender your gift of time. Getting the paper and envelope, writing the message, and going to the post office for stamps to mail it. I just realized, I don't even have the mailing addresses of a lot of the people in my life!

  3. A great idea, Tabby. I got some lovely presents from my Aunt. I think I might write her nice thank you letter.

  4. I love writing notes and getting mail, too. My son used to write me letters and he only lived about an hour away. I just loved getting them. Thank you notes are also such a joy to receive especially if we have gone to a lot of trouble to pick out a special gift for someone. I try to always remember to send birthday cards with a little note or letter inside. Great post.

  5. Lovely post! I am so glad to see you are into letter writing. Not enough people are! You know, if you miss writing those weekly cards to your grandma, you might consider participating in the Senior Angels program. I have a letter writing web site and you can find links to that program (and others) there. Keep the art alive!

  6. What a great reminder. I usually send little notes to my daughter but I have not sentt hem to other members of the family. Perhaps I will employ this idea as I journey into the new year and build stronger connections with my family.

  7. You are such an inspiration, Tabby, and your sweet spirit shines through every post.
    Thanks for this encouraging reminder how much a written note can mean to a person.

  8. It's such a great idea! I still love getting letters and cards in the mail instead of reading it on the computer.

    My daughter discovered the same thing about digital cameras vs a regular 35 mm camera. She loves being able to have pictures to hold in her hand instead of storing it on the computer. I agree that some of the old ways of doing things are more personal.

  9. I love this post. I, too, adore getting mail. Letters (and magazines) thrill my little heart. But, I have become lax about sending them. Phooey on me. Thanks for the (gentle and loving) kick in the seat of the pants.


You bless me with your presence! Tabitha♥

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