When I was young, I loved getting letters. I loved writing letters too. I had many pen pals. I saved all of my letters, including all of the notes passed to me in High School, and they have traveled with me the many times I have moved. My friends who have helped me move have all had a laugh over the boxes labeled "old mail" and "high school notes". I keep all personal mail sent to me: cards, postcards, letters, all of it...
When I lived in Baltimore, I wrote my sister (who had just started college) a postcard about once a month. Sometimes I got one back. Those were "good mail days". I always thought it would be fun in our old age to laugh over a shoebox of old postcards we wrote to each other. I was sad it didn't last and now I live about an hour away from her. Emails or texting takes place of that random postcard.
I also LOVE stationery. I have a box full of that too. Some of it's very old, from when I was a kid and had all pink, candy-colored note sets. Some, I just bought. Some I have only one left of and can't bear to write on!
I tried Postcrossing a while ago, and got some neat postcards from all over the world. But sometimes you want a personal letter and that's what I'm planning to do.
This year, I plan to write a letter/postcard/note a week. Some are letters long overdue. Some are for friends I know would love to get one. And some may be to a stranger I have just met.
If you'd like a letter, send me an email (in my profile in the upper left) with your address and I will add you to the queue. No promises! :)