I recently sold a letter writing set from my Etsy Store that was to be sent as a gift. I have to be honest and say I didn't really give it a huge amount of thought until the recipient's Mum contacted me a week or so later. She was telling me how thrilled her 8 year old son was with the set I sent and we established that the gift was sent to him from from HER Aunty. She told me that her son was an avid letter writer and sent them to people young and old. (Music to my ears... or pen to my paper)... He loves to receive the letters in the mail in return, but sadly it is really only the older generation who reply. 😢😢😢
I've been thinking about this for a couple of weeks now, and it's quite heartbreaking. I'd love to tell you that I had my kids writing letters every week of the year, but I'd be lying. When my oldest daughter had to write a cover letter for a job application, she had no idea where to start. Apparently they never learned 'letter-writing' at school. When I was at Primary School we even had Penpals from other schools as organised by our teacher. Now our kids are building minecraft villages at school instead.
So, I've decided to make a change..... now. I have just written letters to my nieces. They are just starting Kindy and Year 1 now, so what better time to give them some 'snail mail love'?
Do you have any Nieces, Nephews, Friends, Grandchildren, Uncles, Aunties, Grandparents or Cousins that would love some snail mail joy in their letterbox next week?
Do it! Not only will it bring a smile to their face, but it will bring one to yours too!