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.
Want more love letters? Me too.
- Buzzfeed has a roundup of lovey-dovey letters.
- Some real heart string tuggers here from Thought Catalog.
- This smart piece from The Atlantic on the art of the love letter.
- Write one. You can do it. Grab a Papermate + this .pdf and send some heartfelt notes to those you love.
- And if that's not enough: check out The World Needs More Love Letters.