Happy Monday, y’all! Did you have a good weekend?
I’ve been thinking about writing this post for a while—mostly as a keepsake for me, but also to see if you love writing handwritten letters, too. On this past snowy Saturday morning, I finally got around to going through the special notes I keep under my bed in a tin keepsake box to find several to photograph. (Very Parent Trap, I know.)
Writing handwritten letters, notes, and thank you cards seems to be a lost art among the masses, but many of my friends and I trade handwritten birthday and holiday cards, and I hope it’s an art we’re able to keep alive. I also devote a few minutes every month to drop my 87-year-old Grandma a handwritten note, which over the years, has become a very special bond in our relationship. We both love reading, the Kennedys, reading about the Kennedys, and Downton Abbey, and writing has been a way for us to share these passions.
I don’t really like to talk on the phone, and my Grandma doesn’t email or Facebook, so we started trading letters when I was in college as a way to keep up. Since I no longer lived with my parents, she couldn’t get all the scoop on my life from them, but I still wanted her to hear all my stories from college—okay, well maybe not all my stories—and how my summer internships were shaking up.
When I graduated from college, I kept on writing handwritten letters to my grandma and she kept on writing them back. I love this letter-trading tradition we’ve started. I love finding new stationery to use to write her and receiving a letter from her in the mail after a long day of work.
Even though neither one of us have improved our handwriting through this process, these letters are something I’ll always cherish. I’d love to know if you write any handwritten notes, and if so, to who! x