This is so great. Often I debate if I should write a letter to a friend and usually I opt out for email, but I do love the hand written. Even the handwritten recipe cards from family are cherished around here! OK...a handwritten letter is in the plans now. Thanks for the inspiration.
My grandparents both recently passed away and my grandpa's funeral was Saturday. He served in WWII and his daughter read part of a letter he had written to my grandmother. It was so great to have these little glimpses of who they were before we knew them and it made me determined to start writing actual letters again! There's something special about it, and I love the thought of my grandchildren discovering them someday after I'm gone.
this is so cool + so true. the 1 of 5 story is just the sweetest.
I've taken to journalling lately in my quest for gettting back to basics--that is putting my thoughts down on paper rather than keeping them in my head. I love to receive a handwritten note, but realize that in order to receive--I need to give more often too rather than just opt for the easy peezy email way out.
I can't remember the last time I hand wrote a letter?? Really, I Can't Remember???How sad really. And strange that those of us who love hand crafts and the time and effort they take don't spend that same amount of time and care when 'talking' with those we love.Great reminder to slow down a bit more:)
I kept all my best friends' letters from college... their artistic personality shown through and they will always be more valuable than any email! Now, don't ask me to write...I'm addicted to emailing!
i love this form of a blog entry so much!
What a gift! A handwritten blog letter. It seems so much cozier and more personal. Thank you. :)
How fun...the people receiving will love it so much. I loved this blog entry....very cool.
I have always loved to write. I had 22 pen pals as a youth. I love love love stationary and collect paper. I love handwritten letters and the people who take time for this art. It is rare to even get a hand written thank you anymore. I adore this post! Have a beautiful day.
Thanks for a wonderfully drawn picture of your thoughts. And the reminder that I owe some letters to my daughter's great grandparents about her decisions and declarations! Have a great day!
I love the handwritten post! It is especially effective for sharing little Eleni's heartfelt story. Such a sweet story. Your mom pointed me in the direction of your blog some months back. You inspired me to take sewing lessons ... at age 43! Thank you so much for blogging.Blessings,Books
I just found your blog through Daisy Cottage. I love this post. So creative. It is such a shame that the handwritten note has become such a rarity!Karla
LOL! You're so awesome. I love it.:)Sandi
How sweet.....I have to agree whole heartedly with the handwritten sentiments! I just licked twelve envelopes and popped them in the mailbox this morning! Nothing beats a handwritten note! Sometimes I feel sad that we are losing a legacy with REAL MAIL, these days!
Thanks for the handwritten letter.
Thanks for taking the time for the handwritten letter! ;)Jill
The more I get to know your kind and thoughtful heart through your blog, the more honored i am to have an Anna Maria original in my home. Now if I've piqued some curiosities about how I scored THAT -- I may have to send a pic of those delicious pears!
I loved seeing your written words Anna! And what inspiring thoughts too!I used to LOVE to write until my carpal tunnel got so bad. Thank you for the letter!xo,Kim
Yes, let's all write more letters! My parents live in the same town as husband, daughter & I. HIS parents, though, live in the northern part of our state. I write them a letter (on a card I have created) each Sunday evening. I urge my daughter to do the same, or even draw a picture for them. I save all the letters my M-I-L sends to me, too. A wonderful legaacy. Keep it up! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
Came across your blog and was immediately captured by the hand written entry. I have always been a firm believer in the hand written notes. I began writing to penpals as a teen and still exchange hand written letters with one of my dear pals, 45 years later. And I have saved every letter. A special treat arrived in my mailbox last week, a hand written note from a high school friend I have not seen in forty years. This is a priceless gift. Please keep on giving. Those you love will remember.
and such beautiful handwriting! Now, just get yourself a journal and start writing even more in bed!
You know what I especially liked about this post? The fact that I had to slow down, mentally and physically, to read what you took the time to write. Thank you for that.
What a lovely surprise to visit your blog and see a handwritten blogpost. E-mails can never be the same as handwritten letters, it reallly is a pity we don't handwrite letters anymore.
Lovely Post!!! My mother, even though she lives 3 minutes away, writes letters and mails them to my 5 yr old...these letters almost always have stickers and occasionally a cartoon cut out from the newspaper. He loves these little treasures...and I save them for him!
how fabulous! I love the refreshing take on blogging! I, too, love handwritten letters and try to make the point of writing at least one letter a week to a friend!
what a fabuous blog! I love reading something hand written on line!(and what beauriful penmanship!)I just found your blog but will be adding it to my list of favorites and will be visiting often! oh! and beautiful pillows! you've insprired me to sew this weekend!~mindyhttp://applesandaspen.blogspot.com/
All I can say as I sigh is "Wonderful!"
Stop. Your stories are making me want to have more kids. Or at least making me think one more wouldn't be so difficult ;-) If only you could hire someone to do the nine month pregnancy bit. I've been enjoying your blog and designs so much. I really can't wait to see what you are working on next.
This is my most favorite post I have seen in blog land. You made me smile. Thanks!Sheree
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