Thursday, 9 May 2013

My love affair with hand written letters.

Does anyone else agree that this art form is becoming extinct?

Whilst the internet has brought the world a whole lot closer, that feeling of receiving an unexpected letter from a friend in the post or a card under my door from one of the kids,  far outweighs the instant gratification of an email. It's a hand written piece of love!

Hand written letters are personal, they are cherished, re read and carried around. Not many people would print out an email and put it under their pillow, but the personal touch of pen to paper is an expression of emotions and a physical reminder of an important relationship.

The only people i receive hand written mail from these days are my inlaws and a dear friend in Brazil. But this week it was the littlies that reminded of the joy of receiving a hand written letter... 4 times!

I found this under my door last week, from my 9 y.o. son!
..."the Pigouts!" ( I'm glad he has recogised this!)

My 5 y.o. daughter and our neighbour have been posting each other letters this week, so cute!

This one breaks my heart a little. A friends daughter popped this under her door this week. 
sniff sniff

And last but not least, this pearler from my son, 3 sleeps away from the real day!

I don't know about you, but I TRY really hard to hand write christmas and birthday cards every year, and little thank you notes to teachers. It doesn't take much to lift someones spirits.
So this week I'm going to set myself a challenge: to write and post 3 letters:
One each to my mum and mother inlaw for Mother's Day and one to a friend, just because. 
I dare you to take the challenge too!

Liv xo 


  1. Oh I am so with you on this. Before moving to Bots I always sent good friends birthday and Xmas cards but once we got here that pretty much stopped as the postal system is slow and unreliable. I am looking forward to spoiling my friends with hand written cards when we return home for good :)

    1. How long are you there for?

    2. Have only just seen your response to my comment now ... apologies!! We will be here in Bots till the end of Oct by the looks of things, then moving home to Australia. By then it'll have been 5 years here and with two small ones, it'll be nicer to be closer to family. Having said that, life can be unpredictable at times so who knows really?! x

  2. I love the tooth fairy letter! I bet you kept that one!