National Letter Writing Month – Get out your paper & ink!

Did you know that April is National Letter Writing Month?

This pleases me immensely, as it gives me an excuse (not that I need one!) to send pretty cards and letters to all of my friends and loved ones.

Receiving a letter from someone is like receiving a long distance hug. This is not to be confused with a “virtual hug” which is received via digital pathways only and is therefore intangible unless printed out on paper…which seems redundant when you consider that you could’ve just used paper in the first place and made it really special. A handwritten (or typed, if your penmanship is really that bad) letter can be kept tucked away between the pages of a favorite book forever, there to be found again whenever one feels a need to be close to its author. Because sometimes you miss someone at 2 a.m., but you just know that a phone call is out of the question unless you crave an early demise. Re-reading a lovely letter can be a balm to a flagging spirit and bring good cheer to the darkest day. Give someone in your life the special gift of your time and thought preserved in ink on paper. Send them some tangible love! ♥