Life is funny, isn’t it. For some reason I decided to write John Wilson yesterday. I had no idea that today was his wife’s birthday, but when I saw that this morning I knew I needed to drop her a letter today. After all, John gets plenty of attention, now it’s time to focus on Jami!
Happy birthday Jami,
I woke up this morning and saw that it was your birthday and thought, today is Jami’s day. I thought it was incredibly coincidental that I decided to write John yesterday and then find out today was your birthday. It was meant to be. I miss you and Parker – OK, I miss John too. I enjoyed very much visiting with you when I was there in in 2012. I hope that we can all get together soon.
Have a great birthday.
P.S. I love the “attic lounge” – that space looks totally different!
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Tagged birthdays, correspondence, custom envelope liners, friends, handwritten letters, happy birthday, Kansas, Lawrence, letters, mail, Paper Source, sharpie ultra fine, writing, Year of Letters
So I found this site Lovely Handwritten Notes and thought that I should definitely write to them! Unfortunately, it looks like there hasn’t been new posts on the website for quite some time, but perhaps I will still get a response – and some tips!
I stumbled upon your project today and was surprised that I hadn’t heard of it until now. Even more of a surprise was that you live right here in Washington, DC. We might be neighbors!
We share a common passion for handwritten communication – it’s truly unique and has the power to transmit so much more thoughtfulness and compassion than electronic messages. Our penmanship conveys a higher level of communication than the words themselves.
I wanted to write to you and congratulate you on your Lovely Handwritten Notes project and also see if you had any advice for my Year of Letters project – perhaps we could meet for coffee sometime?
Posted in Congratulations, Just because
Tagged Aubergine, blogs, correspondence, DC, embossed, handwritten, letter-writing, letters, paper, Paper Source, snail mail, stationery, Uni-ball Vision Exact
So I am 46 days into my Year of Letters. It’s been an interesting journey so far. I’ve written family members, friends, politicians, corporate executives, children and even complete strangers. On Thursday I added some statistics to the project’s website. Some highlights are:
People who replied with a handwritten letter: 2%
People who didn’t reply with a handwritten letter, but acknowledged: 2
Average number of days to receive handwritten replies: 19 days
Furtherest distance traveled: San Anselmo, California (Day 29)
Shortest distance traveled: Dupont Circle, Washington, DC (Day 34)
Restraining orders received: 0
I guess the most surprising thing for me is how few responses I’ve received. My favorite one so far – ok it’s my only response so far – is from Nicky, a six-year-old boy from Oklahoma City. Thanks Nicky – you made my week!
A funny anecdote I’ll share as well. I wrote a handwritten note to my 84 and 86-year-old aunt and uncle. They replied…via email. Times are changing.
Posted in Sunday Letters, Sunday Notes
Tagged children, correspondence, handwritten, letter-writing, letters, reflections, stamps, statistics, writing, Year of Letters