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January 17th is National Send a Handwritten Letter Day.

(one of my favorite things in this world)

Why celebrate on January 17th? 

Because it’s the birthday of Benjamin Franklin,

 the first Postmaster General of the United States.

The idea is to save the dying art of letter writing

and help the ailing Post Office

by sending a letter to someone you care about.

Who will you surprise with a letter?

Saving the world one letter at a time.

“letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.”

-johann wolfgang von goethe

 

 

image credit: Anastasy Yarmolovich

give what you have.

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found this sweet surprise

waiting for me in my mailbox

a very old tiny sleigh with a handwritten letter

from a neighbor i’ve never met

who’s lived nearby for over 50 years

she left it for me to add to my fairy garden

when the season is right

she took the trouble to repaint the sleigh

and write me this lovely note

wanting to visit the garden

but too shy to stop by to see it up close

it was such a kind and thoughtful gesture

i wanted to thank her and figured out where she lived

then wrote her a long letter back

to let her know

how much i enjoyed her special gift

and what it meant to me

i really hope that we meet in person in my garden one day.

“give what you have. to someone, it may be better than you dare to think.”
― henry wadsworth longfellow

letters.

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dear mom –

“just a few photos from xmas. still having shutterfly problems so thought i’d better at least send something. felix is talking, saying ‘car, ear, nose’ and magnus is crying over patsy cline songs. just back from swimming at ellen’s house with the dairy cows watching us from the other side of the fence. terry has his triathlon in two weeks then he can finally relax and not train every night. had our outdoor movie night on the weekend and it was great, everyone had fun and the kids got to stay up late and be maniacs.

what’s going on at home?”

❤ love, holli

(a glimpse of life from my daughter who was living far away in australia at the time)

 here’s to

national handwritten letter day

in honor of one of my favorite things.

“letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them.”

-johann wolfgang von goethe