Some days I feel like the art of letter writing is dying with the older generations. Too often, I receive emails or text messages in lieu of a letter. I enjoy writing letters, and like most people I enjoy receiving them. I try to make sure I write letters. I try to write cards or letters for no reason. Small packages are also important to me. I send them to my nieces and nephews filled with small things I find, which remind me of them.
A few weeks ago I formulated a plan to mail letters on a regular basis to a few people. I want to make sure they know I am thinking of them. Then this past week, I read about a letter writing challenge for 2011. It seems simple - write 52 letters or one every week for a year. I decided to join.
My letter this week is actually a few letters. I wrote expressing my thanks for the gifts I received this holiday season. I enjoyed sitting down with my children to write our thank-yous. We talked a bit about the people we would contact and how we felt about them. I really look forward to writing more letters this year and with any luck I hope to complete the challenge.