Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Selena Blake Fangs, Fur and Mistletoe Tour/giveaway

The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Photo by: Muffet

When was the last time you received a hand written letter out of the blue? Not for a birthday, holiday or anniversary...just a good old "here's what I've been up to, how have you been?" kind of letter.

I'm sorry to say I cannot remember the last time I opened the mailbox to find such a treasure.

Recently, I posted an infographic on my blog about long distance romance. Let's face it, we now live in a time where you can communicate in half a dozen ways without getting out of bed. Long distance romance has never been more 'do-able.'

But the question is, what does the relationship lose when you converse via text message and email rather than physically, via voice, or hand written letters?

One of my readers emailed me to say that she still likes getting physical notes from her fella.

I wrote back:

I think note writing is becoming a lost art. At this point, I’d settle for a love note written on a post-it and stuck to my monitor. I think there’s something extra special about seeing your honey’s hand writing.

I really do feel like there's a more personal connection via the written word. Ink and paper. The possibility of smudges.

You've seen movies where the heroine gets a letter from her love and she cries and the ink runs. Right? How is that possible when printers now have smear proof/smudge proof ink? Where's the romance in that? The reminder of the heartache involved in love?

And what about tears of happiness? Such joy should be remembered through runny ink, I think.

So here's the point. Get out a piece of paper. It's time to write a note. Find yourself a pen and get to it.

Give the note to someone you love. Husband, boyfriend, wife, girlfriend, mother, brother, father, sister, best friend. Doesn't matter. Just spread the love.

Write a letter.

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  1. The necklace is very pretty. I have to agree, letter writing is becoming a lost art. Here in Indiana, they are trying to do away with learning cursive writing in school. It is hard for me to believe they would ever consider doing that. I definately enjoyed this guest post!


  2. Hi Selena,

    So, I'm ashamed to say that I have never read any of your books. *hangs head* Which is weird since your name really jumps out at me ;) Mystic Isle sounds like a great place to visit, aka read about. I'm glad I checked Bitten this morning :) My guy is pretty good at surprising me with great cards. Now, he doesn't write them himself, but takes great pains in finding funny & extremely cheesy cards to make me smile. One I got a few weeks ago had a picture of a hole puncher on the front & thats it. Inside it read "I love you a hole punch". Cracked me the hell up. I love his love notes :)

    -Selena Mc

  3. Jodetch@yahoo.comDec 11, 2012, 7:54:00 AM

    I agree with you, letter writing is all but gone. It would be nice to get rid of computers and go back to writing letters and talking to people.

  4. The last time I received a hand written letter was when I'm in high-school. It's a love letter from my suitor, and I really appreciated it though he have a very bad handwriting. Lol. I think I have to make one for my husband. :)

  5. I'm a diet soda fan as well. Hubby wrote me a sweet wonderful letter for our 21st Wedding Anniversary. It was sweet and meaningful. When I was younger I hand wrote all the time. Letters to friends. Now its emails and phone calls. Plus as you get older the hands don't like the pressure of a pen/pencil. Fun blog. Thanks

  6. I haven't written or received a letter in ages. It is definitely a lost art now sad to say.

  7. I love hand written notes and since my hubby types like 3 wpm that is mostly how I receive love letters. Wait. Who am I kidding? I haven't received that kind of note from hims since 2002!! LOL Love this subject and I still hand write notes in cards. Just wish my handwriting was better!!

  8. Nice post. Any kind of note is always nice to receive.


  9. I recently did from a cousin I have not heard from in a long time...! it is always joyful to get letters :) Love the post

  10. My grandmother was a fan of hand written letters, so I made sure my 3 boys would send her one once a week. She delighted in receiving the letters and would show them to everyone. Sometimes it is the simple things that leave the biggest impression.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

  11. I love getting notes and letters! Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  12. I write letters to my dad and step mother when I have something I want to send them because they don't have a computer and dad says he's too old to learn that stuff anyway. Hubby and I leave each other notes when we need to remind one another of something.


  13. I agree letter writing is a lost art! I also think in the age of texting, spelling is a "lost" art also. I hope they don't quit teaching children cursive writing. Also, have you noticed how many people can't tell time if it's not digital? It's sad.

  14. I can see the good in both. Emails can communicate information quicker, but there is something about holding an actual document in your hands. If we were voting on it email would be my second choice.


  15. I love when my husband writes me a real letter. It means more because I know he had to 1. find a pen 2. find something to write on (not a grocery receipt) and 3. not mess up because he is writing in pen.
    The few notes he has written me as we dated and letters he wrote me when our kids were born are safely tucked away. I will keep them forever, maybe pull them out when I am 80 and show him =)

    eyesofblueice (at) gmail


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