smilingrid: "to get a letter, write a letter"

September 11, 2013

"to get a letter, write a letter"

 I always hear people lamenting that letter writing is a "lost art."

Phooey. It's only lost if you let it be!

My uncle received weekly letters from his uncle throughout college, and decided to turn this idea into tradition. My desk last year was always decorated by the beautiful notes he sent me and I constantly look forward to hearing what is going on in his life!

I am ashamed to say that I was not the greatest of correspondents last year. Compared to the above mentioned beautiful cards, my notes were written out on lined paper. While my uncle faithfully wrote every week, I'd write a letter and sometimes forget to send it. Basically, I have some making up to do!

So, when I was in Anthropologie this summer to buy something for my parents' anniversary, I perused the sale section for stationary. Usually, I have very little luck in this endeavor. Most stationary has initials and no one ever makes anything with an I (this was the most frustrating thing when I was little, in case you can't feel the echoes of my despair through my italics)! BUT! This time I was lucky enough to stumble upon the Letterquette, a little bound book containing 12 notes and 12 envelopes! Check out how cute they are!

My stationary has it's own opinion on the matter of letter writing being "lost."

awesome alternatives here, here, and here!

As you can see, I am all set to send some high-quality, adorable cards in my uncle's direction. I've been posting a lot recently about how awesome sophomore year is starting out/will continue to be- this is another facet of said awesomeness!

Do any of you write letters to loved ones? Do you ever read through a stash of old ones?

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