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Celebrate National Letter Writing Week

By January 9, 2011

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Sure, writing a letter isn't as easy -- or as necessary -- as it once was. Most of us communicate electronically and mobilely. By the time we're done with our tweets and IM's there's little reason to get out paper and pen: We've already said what we have to say.

But it's still nice to get a letter in the mail. (Trust me, I got one the other day -- it felt good.) And if you don't think you have anyone to write a letter to, why not send a message from home to one of our service people overseas?

Remember, collectors of used stamps, without letters it would be harder putting together a collection. And just think, if your grandparents hadn't had written love letters to each other (my mother's envelopes all have the 3 cent Jefferson stamp from the Prexie series, used extensively in the WWII era) you might not even be here.

The following links should help to get you in the epistolographic mood for some serious missive writing this week.

In Your Letter -- Reo Speedwagon

I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter -- Billy Williams

Address Unknown -- Bill Kenny (The Ink Spots)

Please Mr. Postman -- The Beatles

Comments

January 11, 2011 at 10:28 am
(1) Tina says:

I know there’s a few interesting letter writing projects and challenges out there as well to get people in the mood, particularly timely given National Letter Writing Week. One that comes to mind is http://www.thingsunsaidproject.wordpress.com. I think it’s important, in this age of text, e-mail, and IM, that we keep the art of letter writing alive and valid. There’s a sincerity in the handwritten letter that often vanishes in those other forms of communication.

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