There’s something really magical and special about handwritten letters. When was the last time you received a beautiful, handwritten letter? In fact, if you’re super young, have you ever even received one? There are very few occasions in which people put pen to paper these days. We’re living in the age where people communicate by Snapchat, Whatsapp and messenger. These are often my most frequents means of contacting people and there’s nothing wrong with it, it’s so convenient, but sometimes, a letter is just perfect.
The Viking Blogger Box Project
When I was invited to take part in the Viking Blogger Box Project, I jumped at the chance. My passion for letters is strong.
Handwritten letters are so much more personal. They take effort and thought. I believe the most important gift you can give a person is your time. I love that you put a bit of yourself into a letter. Your hands touch the paper and you write out your words.
The box of supplies was amazing. Beautifully thought out and it was such a pleasure to create something lovely for my recipient.
The box contained:
- Personalised letterheaded paper (I love this!!!!)
- Feather calligraphy pen
- Fineliner handwriting pen
- Coloured pencils
- Stamp kit and ink pad
- Washi tape
- Wax stamp kit
Within a week of my box of supplies arriving, I’d penned out and decorated a letter to my penpal in Edam, the Netherlands (I love Edam cheese). Having looked at my recipient’s blog, we have very different lives so there are lots of things to talk about. I wrote about my life in England, my family and my hobbies. I haven’t actually heard back from her yet but I look forward to doing so. I’m hoping to hear what her life is like in Edam and if blogging in the Netherlands is different from blogging in the UK. I’m also really interested in random things, for example, how their household recycling works over there (because I have a friend in America who barely recycles and it blows my mind!).
I do have a regular penpal that I’ve been corresponding with by letters for over ten years. I love receiving those envelopes.
Continuing Through Generations
LissyLu was as excited by the stationery as I was. She really is a mini-me. She loves writing letters and thought the quill pen was fantastic.
I was talking to my friend about letter writing and she was telling me she still has her young daughters write thank you letters after birthdays and Christmas. I think it’s important to encourage younger generations to embrace their love of writing and to keep handwriting letters.
Thank you very much to Viking Direct for our stationery. Wishing you all a happy World Letter Writing Day.