I love receiving letters in the mail. The kind of letter a friend handwrites and is filled with news. Or maybe even not that full of news. I love writing letters, too, imagining the smile on the recipients face when they see something other than a bill or sales circular waiting in the mailbox. Though, like many of us, I often don't make the time to pen a note and mail it.
I want to keep the Art of Letter Writing alive. As part of that mission, I am creating cards. Simple, blank inside, only-needs-a first-class-stamp variety of cards. You can see them here. I find the process relaxing. Even when there is a hiccup, such as not waiting long enough for the paint to dry, and I have to start anew. My focus is on the process.
There really is no rhyme to when I write a letter to someone. Birthdays are a good incentive. Also, if I see a magazine or newspaper article I think someone may enjoy, I'll tear it out and mail it to them along with a message.