August 07 2019 – Laura Wright
A LIFETIME KEEPSAKE... Personal handwritten notes grow rarer by the day. According to the U.S. Postal Service’s annual survey, the average home only received a personal letter once every seven weeks in 2010, down from once every two weeks in 1987. In a world where people seem to have everything, words on paper, sealed with a stamp, can be far more valuable than any material item purchased.
YOUR HEART ON PAPER... In a wired world — where emails, tweets and text messages are more accessible than handwritten notes — there is something magical about reading words written in longhand.
THE ULTIMATE SURPRISE... Let’s be honest: How do you feel when someone handwrites you a note? Imagine the person you write walking to their mailbox, opening it and finding a letter inscribed to them from you. It will be the best part of their day!
A FEELING OF IMPORTANCE... What people want more than anything is to feel validated and to know they matter. Your handwritten letter will send a clear message: You are important and you do matter to me.
IT’S FUN! Purchase beautiful stationery that reflects your personality, buy interesting stamps and try out a sealing wax stamp to secure the envelope.... It’s like putting a cherry on top!
NO REGRETS... How many times have you missed the opportunity to say what needed to be said, only to find it was too late? Make a point of letting people you care about, who have influenced and shaped your life know how you feel.
...WHO WILL YOU WRITE TO THIS MONTH?!
*From “5 Reasons to Write a Handwritten Letter Now, Not Later” by Traci Bild, HuffingtonPost.com