We decided to create a place to swap addresses with other pen pal writers through a private website service to help ensure safety to all members.
Writing letters is fast becoming a lost art. It shows in our penmanship and how we communicate with each other on a daily basis.
We spend so much time on the phone and computer that setting down and writing a letter to a friend or a thank you note for a gift is no longer the norm. People in general, find it so much easier and quicker to grab up the phone and call or send an email. There really is not much personalization in doing either. Now some may object to email not being personalized, but really. When was the last time you actually spelled out every word you wanted to say?
Taking the time to write a note to be included in a purchased or homemade card brings so much joy to the recipient. Referring to the gift and how much better it improves your life gives great pleasure to the giver. Even writing a short hello how are you doing note and including a bookmark or page of stickers to include in a photo album or highlight an envelope brings sunshine to their life.
Homemade cards are always the best. Grandparents, aunts and uncles, moms and dads really enjoy receiving a young child's creation. It shows forethought, respect, and most of all love for the recipient. Too many times as we grow older and busier we began to look for "shortcuts" to manage our time. However, we should never forget.
TV and computer game time has become the past time of choice; we no longer set down at our table for supper or breakfast. Our time has become over scheduled.
Reminding people from all over the joy of communicating: writing letters, swapping handmade bookmarks and cards, doilies, calling cards, stationery, quilt quarters, memory book supplies, pot holders, recipes, various stickers, and story writing with a friend close by or far away.