I love my stationery and sealing-wax, but I rarely use them. Today I received a sealed, handwritten invitation in the mail to dine with friends later on in the month. It gave me such a thrill! As I wrote and sealed my reply, I decided it would be the focus of today’s Routine Reboot. Too often I talk myself out of hand-writing letters because it is inconvenient to buy the proper postage on a per-letter basis. The truth is that the joy of receiving a handwritten letter far exceeds any inconvenience in sending one.

Tell me about the last handwritten letter you received.

Published by Halsted M. Bernard

An ever-molting black swan. Reader, writer, library director, over-enunciator. Listening + Unlearning. Opinions are my own. She/her. #BlackLivesMatter

6 thoughts on “Handwritten.

  1. Sadly, I can’t even remember the last actual handwritten letter I received… I write lots of small notes tucked in to packages, and that’s about all I receive as well. I remember writing — and receiving! — pages and pages back in the day. I was on a mailing list in college in the early 90s and while all members emailed and posted online, many of us would also exchange long handwritten letters. It was awesome — I had pen pals as far away as Denmark and Japan. I miss it! What a wonderful thing, a handwritten letter… I’m glad yours made you smile. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I’m the same – I used to look forward to the post in the morning, but now it just brings junk and bills! Ping me your snail addy (that’s the other thing – sometimes people you’ve known for years you don’t know the real address of, just their virtual ones) and I’ll send you one of the cards I got in the stationery shop on George Street before Xmas. Time for an epistolary revolution!

  3. I received a beautiful Mother’s Day not from my daughter and son-in-law and it was the perfect gift, all handwritteny and everything. Coo.

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