Good morning Jumble Mashers! My next guest post is brought to you by Bubbles. She is incredibly talented, creative and very sweet. She chose to write about something that she is passionate about. Enjoy!
Dear Nobody in Particular
How are you today? I've been wondering how people in 2011 feel about good old fashioned snail mail.... I can hear you say what! Why on earth would I consider writing a letter when there are a million other ways to communicate, why should I spend my time with pen and paper....
Imagine receiving a letter that isn't a bill, isn't a bank statement, isn't a leaflet selling something.....
Imagine a chapter of a book but its not black and white and smelling stale
Imagine each and every word and letter formed especially for you...
The writing on the envelope isn't a typed address but a beautiful hand written piece of text which makes your heart leap because you know who its from.
the envelope is a dirty brown but a beautiful decorate piece of art work....
the stamp itself is unique and fun and you actually stop and think for a moment that maybe you should start a stamp collection...
or maybe not as it looks great just where it is....
Then you actually open the envelope....
the words leap out at you and you're already in your mind replying to each and every word!
That's what makes a great letter you know, where you sit down and before you know it you've written a chapter...
Its where you can write everything and anything down on paper
and someone somewhere is reading every word and taking their time to reply and give advice whether or not its what you want to hear.
You will find you share more with this friend then you do with people right in front of you,
it will help put situations niggling at the back of your mind in to better perspective.
The friendship doesn't stop there it continues when they are on holiday and send you a postcard and occasionally buy you a special gift like any other friend.
For me it doesn't stop there,
I love shopping for cute writing paper to match my mood,
the loves of my friend
or just the season at that time.
To decorate my letters with colourfully writing
stickers and tapes...
The only problem is that before I sit down to write I try and choose the paper that seems right at that time
but it turns in to a struggle as I want to use them all... maybe next time only next time I go through all the same thing again.
I wrap the letter up and send it on its way and my friend has now got a similar situation to face...
its just all goes around in one circle..
Still I prefer it to a phone call where there are constant boring pauses
you run out things to say but you want the other person to put it down,
the time isn't right when they phone...
Its better then an e-mail that you can never seem to find the time to reply to because you want to
look for a holiday,
I'll reply to it tomorrow,
ok I'll reply to it tomorrow
only tomorrow never comes....
If you still aren't convinced that snail mail is great
why not take part in make my day
and I will share a tiny ounce
of what my life is about.
It is my life since writing letters is something I have done for the last 20 years!
So what do you think of snail mail in 2011?