My best friend Tammy and I started a new thing in our friendship in the New Year… instead of emailing and struggling to find the best time to talk with the 14-hour time difference, we’ve been writing letters and it’s been so wonderful. Not only does it force you to be reflective, but it also provides a record (one that won’t get lost in the thousands of emails you get each week) of not just what you’ve been up to, but also what you’re both grappling with and enjoying in life. In short, you can’t keep the small talk going after a page!
As my sister-in-law Deirdre, also a big letter writer, has lamented to me, there is very little great writing paper sold anymore. If people find the time to dash off a three sentence card that is considered an accomplishment so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised! I spotted some pretty writing paper among Minted designer Toast & Laurel‘s custom work.
I love seeing a letter from Tammy in my mailbox and am quite excited to sit down and reply to her. The two-week mail time is a bit frustrating at times, but mostly serves to force you to write about things that aren’t so fleeting. But the best news ever is that she is coming to visit next week! Can’t wait.