Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Quick #Birthday #Card from #Scraps & Musings about Universal Letter Writing Week

So maybe I'm a teeny bit late to the party, but Universe, I hope you will forgive me!

We are in the midst of Universal Letter Writing Week and that helped me to remember how much communication has changed over the years.  

I have always loved corresponding via letters & notes.  They are fun and artistic.  I had boxes of correspondence from friends when I was a kid and teenager.  Nowadays I love making cards and sometimes I send them in the mail.  
I originally shared this image in my newsletter.

Of course, I write a letter inside!  Handwritten, thoughtful correspondence is very powerful in building and strengthening relationships.  I love that.

I found an interesting blog while researching this holiday.  Save Snail Mail wrote about Gratitude during Universal Letter Writing Week and I thought that was a cool post.  The whole blog looks worth reading & full of inspiration.  A blogger for The Examiner summed up the different purposes for writing letters & types of letters.  And HuffPo collated some benefits of writing letters and postcards.  
These were all great articles, and all very different.  It got me thinking about how Universal Letter Writing Week even started and how people used to write letters as a form of protest or to advocate for human rights and justice.  I have an inkling that the observance week started with a social justice bent.  It is interesting to think about that and also how bloggers have taken the week and run with it.  Of course, I don't have proof other than the fact that the United Nations uses the word "Universal" a lot in their documents.  Perhaps this is a topic for future research.
Well, that's about all that I have for today. As always, thanks for reading the blog!  Please leave your thoughts, ideas and questions in the comment section below. If you liked this post, please share this post with a friend through social media or better yet, just write them* a letter! Like my Facebook page for updates and more crafty sharing!

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