Letter Writing Day comes on September 1 of every year. For centuries discussion took place in just a couple of ways, you either sat down and had a conversation with someone, or you wrote your thoughts and emotions down in a letter and had it delivered to them by courier. The creation of notes made them incredibly intimate, as each carried the indelible mark of its creator. Everything from the sophisticated scents of your home and perfume to snippings from your garden, could be included in a mailed letter. Digital media just doesn’t quite carry the same personal level as this old method, and Letter Writing Day is your opportunity to recognize the wonders of the hand-written word.
“How wonderful it is to be able to write someone a letter! To feel like conveying your thoughts to a person, to sit at your desk and pick up a pen, to put your thoughts into words like this is truly marvelous.” – Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
History of Letter Writing Day
Richard Simpkin instituted world Report Writing Day as a tribute to the joy and excitement he felt when a handwritten letter would appear in his mailbox. His recognition of the hand-written word came about as a result of a project he was working on called “Australian Legends,” he would transfer out letters to everyone he considered to be an Australian Legend with the interest of establishing a personal interview and photography session. There was just something marvelous about receiving a letter with the legend’s personal touch to it, and it surely doesn’t hurt that while handwritten notes are collectible, digital communication certainly is not.
How to Celebrate Letter Writing Day
Get out the pen and paper and begin writing! Preference on who to write can often be the toughest thing, but you should select an old friend or family member of any age. For the fashionable, it can be novel for them to receive a written individual letter, it’s just something that isn’t done anymore, and through doing so, you can share with them that unique and personal encounter that is receiving a written letter from a loved one. If saved, it’s anything you can hold on to long past the time they fade from this earth, and you can’t keep a digital email.
Another decision is to assign it to a grandparent or parent who was around when there was no other option when you wanted to communicate with someone far away. Phone proposals were all very well and good, but they were quite expensive, and letters were cheap to send through the post. Take the opening provided by Letter Writing Day to work on your writing skills, and let a loved one know they’re worth a little extra effort. You can use the hashtag #LetterWritingDay to post on social media.
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