Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Writing Letters


Okay, it's crazy that over the period of the last week I have read three different posts regarding the wonderment of letter-writing. Instead of re-writing all of the great ideas that these women have already shared, I'll just leave it to you to go read their thoughts :)

I have written before about the small bag I put together to make letter and note writing easy for me, but I have neglected it since sweet baby Luke came. It's a practice that I miss and is certainly a wonderful way to slow down in life while taking time to encourage another.

How about you? Do you enjoy letter-writing? Receiving care packages? Does it feel burdensome or encouraging? How do you make time to do this?

Shall we begin a letter-writing revolution?

11 comments:

Missy K said...

Aimee,

Thanks for coming by Daily Portion! I am up inn Greenville, where the roses are blooming!

How did you like the cake? The recipe sounded amazing. The Bittman cookbook is great-- I also want to get his newest book, Food Matters.

Thanks for tracking down a fellow Sc mamma. I have two boys, seven and nine, and I am a SAHM.

Have a happy day!

athomerobertson said...

My grandmother was a big letter writer and we shared lots of things through our letters that may have been missed in our occassional conversations. She wrote details from her every day life that helped me get to know her. And when I did not write back in what she deemed an appropriate amount of time, I would sometimes get a self-addressed stamped evvelope from her! I still love letter writing though I do not spend as much time as I should doing it. What I do know is that when I write to someone, I feel good about the relationship I am nurturing and I know I am blessing my friend.

Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

I love to get letters and packages, so I try to remember to send them as well. I don't do as well as I'd like right now, but I think that might just be due to the season of life with little ones. Letter writing takes a back seat to making sure everyone has clean underwear. :)

Jules said...

I love letter writing. I have found lately that I really enjoying making cards for people and sending them be it birthdays or simple hello's. It's so relaxing for me to sit with my stamps and paper about me and just relax and think about the person (and pray for)whom the card is being made for. It makes it special for both of us I think! Keep it up. Hugs to you!- Julia Moya

FairfieldHouse said...

Hi Aimee.

I am new to your blog via a friend's blog roll (Jayme the Coop Keeper) I will be returning! I actually host an annual post card party. Here are the posts:

http://fairfieldhousenj.com/2010/02/24/youve-got-mail/

http://fairfieldhousenj.com/2010/04/21/postscript/

I am also hosting a giveaway and invite you to join in.

Deborah

Tonya said...

YES!!!! We should start a letter writing revolution! I LOVE writing and receiving handwritten letters/notes. Probably because I love pretty paper and good pens. I love journals, notecards, stationery paper large and small, notepads, etc. NOthing like good old fashioned pen and paper. I'm such a dork that I used to keep a letter writing log...handwritten of course. :) I still savor the thought of capturing what I'd want to share in a letter to a friend and if I knew they wouldn't think I was stuck in a time warp I just might send it anyway. I DO write handwritten letters to my husband and kids each Christmas Eve from the same stash of quality Christmas stationery.

Clair said...

I do enjoy writing and receiving letters. My sisters and I write...one with much more frequency, but I have to say I probably get a letter a week. My one friend in California writes as well and the days when I get one of those letters I have to smile.

tonia said...

i know i'm excited to start writing!

i'm reworking my schedule to fit some correspondence time in every day. C.S. Lewis spent every afternoon writing letters...seems like a good act to follow.

debbie bailey said...

Absolutely!!!

kristinwithani said...

You KNOW how much I love them.

Your note with tea enclosed was one of my favorite mail surprises last summer. Ministered to my soul.

I do think I have a stationary addiction though. I've tried so hard to stop but if there is a pretty set for a good deal, I can't resist.

Lauren Petty Banta is the best letter writer I know. Still.

sweet european dreams said...

hi Aimee!
one of my greatest of friends who lives in Germany sent me the link to your blog - we love it! I was just thinking the other day about how nice it would be to get a letter in the mail again - it's been a long time. I'm going to start with writing just ONE letter a week and see if I can get it going from there. I'll let you know how it goes!