Ah the joy of a handwritten letter, a stamp, some special stationary and connecting with someone far away.... bliss!
While thinking about this month's theme of Treasured Memories, I thought a lot about the many years I spent in my from childhood to early twenties writing letters. If I wanted to connect with someone, truly meaningfully, I wrote. I spent years swapping letters with a few pen pals in particular. All that seems to have ended with a digital age where I reach out via facebook, instant message or email these days.
(Well, that and the fact that one of the pen friends grew into the dreamiest marine and declared his undying love. I was in my early twenties and ill prepared for such confessions by someone so outrageously beautiful. Muttering something about 'friendship' I sensed our letter writing days might have taken on a tad too much romance...)
I shall be hosting a handwritten letter swap to celebrate the joy of giving and receiving mail in the post and I'd love it if you joined in. Sign ups can be found in the Ravelry group but if you're not a member of Ravelry, please do email me and I can send you the sign up gateway (ah tech always finds a way back in!)
Sign ups will close on the 12th February 2015 and you will receive a friend to write to on the 14th- how romantic!
You can write about anything you like but here are some of the suggestions we've had so far:
- Write about your knitting story
- Write about a latest creative project
- Write about the area you live
- Write about what your average day looks like
- Share a special memory
- What else inspires you? (not just your knitting!)
I hope you join us and if you are a letter writing fan, be sure to check out 'A Month of Letters'. This is a challenge that runs across February to mail a letter everyday. I adore this idea and has inspired me to buy some stamps later and get mailing with the Playful Tot to teach her the joy of giving and receiving mail!