“1. In the month of February, mail at least one item through the post every day it runs. Write a postcard, a letter, send a picture, or a cutting from a newspaper, or a fabric swatch.
2. Write back to everyone who writes to you. This can count as one of your mailed items.
3. All you are committing to is to mail 23 items. Why 23? There are four Sundays and one US holiday. In fact, you might send more than 23 items. You might develop a correspondence that extends beyond the month.
Write love letters, thank you’s, or simply notes to say that you miss an old friend. Let yourself step away from the urgency of modern life and write for an audience of one. You might enjoy going to the mail box again.”
I read about this, then changed my mind. “Why would I want to do this?
I treasure these letters and keepsakes. Reread them tenderly, often with tears. More than words are intimately communicated with handwriting. Scribbled lines of paper that say, “I am thinking of you. You mean something to me. I care.”
Writer Virginia Woolf called letter writing “the humane art, which owes its origins in the love of friends.”
Do you have treasured handwritten keepsakes?