Those who joined in with my letter exchange have begun to send and receive their handwritten post in the last week or two. Each image posted on Twitter and Instagram of pens, bonny stationery, little drawings, recipes and in one case a jar of marmalade (!) sent in the post are beyond lovely. It’s such an ace thought that there are notes and messages arriving in people’s letter boxes rather than their inboxes.
A wonderful typewriter postcard sent to me by @lp_lisalisa to thank me for organising the letter exchange
The best part is that many people now have two penpals and in some cases the second and third letters are on their way.
If you’re joining in and receive a lovely paper something in the mail then do share a picture on Twitter or Instagram and tag it with #writealetterbyhand. It would be a treat to see what you’ve received or are sending.
Louise of @superduperthings seems to have included an illustrated recipe with her letter
I’m a little late getting to my letter-writing but decided to dust off my watercolours and paint a spot of Spring, inspired by hedgerow happenings in recent weeks (pictures to follow in my next post). Eldest has been painting too (she was off school today with a grim cold and headache) and I think putting brush to paper was rather medicinal for her.
Claire Sutton (@clairetweet‘s) letter before she posted it off. Those bees!
If you are part of the letter exchange and have received a handwritten something in the post I’d so love to hear about it. Has it reminded you of the penpal days of childhood? Have you found it tricky after the rapid informality of emails, texts and DMs? Similarly if you’re still awaiting a letter then perhaps I can help…let me know…