“You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known- and even that is an understatement.”
–F. Scott Fitzgerald
I love old school things. Picnics, late night drives for nothing, flowers, star-gazing on the hood of a car, pretending that I am Liesl from The Sound of Music every time I see park benches. Things people call “corny” these days. Nonetheless, I admire these things. There is a certain simple beauty to these things that lifts the spirits.
By far, one of my favorite “old school” things is handwritten letters. I mean, come on, who doesn’t love receiving handwritten letters in the mail? Even just finding some lying around is a beautiful thing. In our handwriting lies a whole world of personality. It is the equivalent of how one’s voice sounds. Your letters might be connected and bubbly, or perhaps they are each distinct and slanted one way. Maybe you have awful handwriting, or maybe your print looks as perfect as the font that I am typing in.
No matter what your scribbles look like, taking the time to sit down and create a unique message for someone with actual pen and paper will surely enchant your lovely reader. People do not need another email to skim or another grey text bubble in their phone to leave on read. A nice, handwritten letter makes for the perfect act of kindness, or even a charming gift. Because you see, love letters might be considered old-fashioned, but love itself is timeless. It doesn’t go out of style. The simpleness of the love in a letter is all you need to reach out and touch the hearts of some of the people closest to you.
Goal: Get some nice stationary and your favorite pen, and write a love letter to someone you care deeply about. (It might even make for a nice Christmas gift for people you work with or are only acquaintances with!)