The art of letter writing

21 12 2009

If you find it hard to read click on the picture to make it bigger. Simples!



13 responses

21 12 2009

Wow, what a great post! I write letters, I send a postcard to my Nan every month and I write letters to the children for in a box for when they are grown…. Maybe I shall start writing to you too!

21 12 2009

I loved having penpals. I even wrote hundreds of pages of a sort of diary to my best pal when she was on holiday – to keep her up to date of what was happening. Little wonder I'm now blogging come to think of it.

21 12 2009
Ang (A Mum's Survival Guide)

I did the teletext thing when I was young. Met some great friends. Nice post.

21 12 2009

I had an Australian penpal who I got through the fan club of a pop group I liked! My parents were none too impressed at her telephoning once at 4am.My grandad writes letters and has gorgeous, neat, old fashioned writing. I always make an effort to write back to him. My mum is also one for writing letters, she wrote me one to keep when I left home and I still have it now.

21 12 2009

Yup, still write thankyou cards at xmas and birthdays, i love the old fashioned quaintness of it and will definately instil the importance of it to Monty. If he listens!!

22 12 2009

I went one step further and joined a penpal agency – I started with around 5 and ended up with one regular correspondent in Australia! We've lost touch now though which is a shame. I still write longhand but it is mainly lists! Not just boring shopping lists but 'to do' and creative lists! A fading art…

23 12 2009
Sandy Calico

My mum writes me a letter every week (she lives Down Under) and I love receiving it. I phone her every week and tell her my news, perhaps I should make the effort to write to her once in a while! Great post x

23 12 2009
Laura - Are We Nearly There Yet Mummy?

I used to write letters too. I had a German penpal and remember the excitement when I got a letter.Sadly, other than thank you letters from the children I no longer do much writing!

3 01 2010
Muddling Along Mummy

I love receiving letters and writing them – have just done our thank you letters (and am a touch narked to receive most of our thank yous via email … call me a luddite !)

4 01 2010
A Modern Mother

Sadly, no. But I write tons of emails!

6 01 2010

Loved the inventiveness of this post! I briefly had a penpal from Southeast Asia – can't remember what country. It was fun but the letters I really miss are the notes we kids used to pass each other at school. I did have a brief period of writing to a friend who lived in Japan when I was too poor to phone her. They're fantastic, although I spent a bit too much time talking about the guys I liked.

6 01 2010
miss leslieanne

Just found this through your TELEGRAPH link! WooHoo! So chuffed for you hun :)And I totally agree – I love emails and twitter and the like, but there's just no substitute for a 'proper' letter with a stamp and everything landing on the doormat :)And I absolutely agree about thank you cards – I made & sent 50 cards when Dylan was born – a labour of love, but totally worth it :)I used to have dozens of penpals when I was younger, and am still in touch with maybe 10? So I don't do it as much as I should, but yes, I'm still very much a letter writer – long live snail mail 🙂

13 01 2010

I write quite a lot with a pen and paper – I'll do first drafts by hand fairly regularly. And I never go anywhere, despite my iPhone, without my current notebook (I have a shelf full by now, very few of them full up – there just comes a time when its time for a new notebook…)

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