A Month of Letters

Hard to believe it’s already February 4th… where is 2013 going? But if you feel rushed and like everything is going by way too fast, there is a great way to slow down and take a breath. Write a handwritten note to someone.

And February is the month for that, with the challenge A Month of Letters.  If you haven’t already heard of it, basically it challenges you to write one letter a day for the month of February, and to answer any letters you get.

Although I  (Lillian) am not participating in the challenge this year–though I will definitely answer any letters I get from my friends who are! <3–I love handwriting a letter and mailing it. I think because getting “real” mail (as opposed to junk mail, flyers, and bills) is so rare now, it feels extra special. Plus, stationary! Mmm stationary. I get all starry-eyed just thinking about it. Cute note paper, pens of all sorts and colours…

Still, sometimes writing a letter to someone feels like too much. You don’t have time to sit down and write out a letter, or you don’t know what to say, or everything you’d say to that person you already texted/emailed to them. What about a card? I don’t know why I don’t send out more cards. Clearly, I love them, and love making them too, but aside from at Christmas, I don’t mail out that many.

lets hang cardI often think I should send more random cards to my friends, with short notes just to put a smile on their faces and let them know I’m thinking of them. Or, what about family? I know I have a bunch of relatives I don’t see very often… What about sending them a card with short note or a picture slipped inside?

Still, even with these thoughts, and tons of ideas for cute cards to make, I don’t actually mail things very often. Not counting Christmas cards, I think I sent about three or four letters all last year. My poor languishing cute cards and paper…

What about you? Do you send out handwritten cards or letters? Do you wish you did? Are you participating in a Month of Letters?

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