Stationery Enhances the Luxury of a Hand-Written Note
A handwritten note is the ultimate in luxury communications
Recently, I received a note from Kevin Blackford, the postmaster in Stuarts Draft, VA, who told me about their “Letter Is Better” project aimed at young people to encourage letter-writing. The project provides school children with stamped envelopes so that they can write and mail a letter to a close friend or family member. The response from both the students and the letter recipients has been “amazing and heartwarming,” he says, and I hope that this starts a lifetime of letter-writing for these students.
With net books, smart phones, and iPads continually at our fingertips, vying for our attention (and investment!), I have realized that perhaps the ultimate in communications luxury is the handwritten letter. Taking a few minutes to enjoy the experience of putting pen to paper and create an entirely original piece of communications is a time-honored practice that is gaining in popularity and importance.