Sunday, January 9, 2011

Universal Letter Writing Week

Allow me to be the first to wish you a happy Universal Letter Writing Week! I was overjoyed when I stumbled upon this little-known holiday last week. How have I missed it all these years?

I'm a note collector, and have been for years. I still have a special box with the notes my childhood friend and I passed to each other over the years in elementary and high school.

During a year of volunteering after college, my grandma and this particular friend were very diligent about writing to me each week. I savored those letters, especially when I was homesick in South America. I still have my most-treasured ones.

I save every note my husband writes to me, and melt when I read the collection of them that has spanned 7 years now.

I love letters. They are the first to be sought out and opened when the mail comes. I reread the special ones, and tuck away those that contain compliments and memories. I also love to write letters. There's something so relaxing about writing a hand-written letter to someone else. It feels good to seal that envelope and imagine the little letter finding it's way across the country to its intended destination, hopefully bringing a smile with it.

Universal Letter Writing Week. Beautiful. Will you celebrate with me this year? Think of one person you can write to today and go for it.


  1. Another cool idea to keep letter writing alive is The Things Unsaid Project, found at Love this endeavor and think others in a letter writing frame of mind will find it interesting as well.

  2. This is a very powerful website, Tina. There is such a great benefit to writing your thoughts and feelings out. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Me too Tina...I also like writing a love letter .Happy universal writing week to you too..Godbless

  4. Great post! I am a dedicated letter writer and love to see it promoted. Thanks!