The art of letter writing

21 12 2009


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13 responses

21 12 2009
Pippa

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
cartside

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
Juicytots

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
Bec

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
WrightStuff

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
Jen

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
dadwhowrites

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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