The Lost Art of Letter Writing

 

Notebook and Pens

The world we live in today is so fast paced and we are all always so busy – we can hardly go five minutes without checking and updating our Social Media, and I know I am guilty of this as well. I think that if I have seen and commented on a friends status on facebook or Twitter that means I know what is going on with them.  We all appear to have lost the art of communicating with our friends and properly catching up with and finding out what really is going on in their life, and not just on a facebook status.

I don’t know about you, but I used to spend ages having phone call catch-ups with my friends, finding out all the gossip and what was going on with them, but now its generally a text message, or a whats app message, with the promise of arranging a catch up very soon.

One thing I do believe in, and probably always will, is the very dying art of letter-writing – It was World Letter Writing Day yesterday, and for me there is nothing better than receiving a hand-written letter in the post, nestling between all the other bills etc. I have 5 penfriends, and have been writing to them for over 10 years now.

It is one of my favourite things, to receive a letter in the post from my one of my pen friends, and then spending some time replying back. It is so nice to find out what is going on with them, and to tell them what has been going on in my life. It also gives me a fabulous excuse to buy some super cute notecards and stationery to write my letters with!

Some people think I am a bit strange and a bit old-fashioned when I tell them I have pen friends and we actually hand-write letters to each other, but I think in a world that is so fast-paced and busy, it is actually so nice to take a little bit of time out, with a cup of coffee and just sit and write.

 

Do you have any penfriends? Do you hand-write your letters? Let me know in the comments.

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