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Love Letters to a New Year.

Love. Letters.

There's nothing sweeter than a good old fashioned love letter. 

I've spent a lifetime writing letters: handmade cards to my grandmother, postcards to Sara from all the edges of California, thank you notes, holiday cards, etc. One of my 2017 goals: 1 letter a day.

But they don't write love letters like they used to... darling bits of prose dedicated to their recipient, penned on beautiful papers, sealed thoughtfully and sent through the mail. These days we click send after tip-tap-typing a sentence. [Long time blog followers might remember this post, way back in 2010, about the value of letters, the history found in correspondence and my personal mission to save the Postal Service. Oh and that PKN Presentation I did on the subject.]

In the spirit of Valentine's Day [a favorite holiday of mine] let's fawn over some beautiful love letters of the past... and write one of our own. 

 A love letter from Governor Reagan to his wife, Nancy. 

A love letter from Governor Reagan to his wife, Nancy. 

 Love letter from Mark Twain to his wife, Livy.

Love letter from Mark Twain to his wife, Livy.

 Love letter from Johnny Cash to June.

Love letter from Johnny Cash to June.

Want more love letters? Me too.