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Will you write to anyone over the holidays?

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Will you write to anyone over the holidays?

This past Saturday I had the fortunate experience to sit down with Mary Ito from CBC Radio's Fresh Air and discuss the lost art of letter writing on National Letter Writing Day (December 7). Here's a link to the entire interview, if you'd like to listen to it. It was a wonderful discussion about how technology has changed the way we communicate with each other, and about how we should make it a point, especially over the holiday season, to take time to write to the ones we care about. Do you remember the last letter you wrote by hand? If you don't, then perhaps it's time you carve out some time to sit down and pen a few words to someone you care about. Unlike e-mails and messages sent over text, handwritten words have the ability to reach emotions not easily triggered by the instant gratification that comes through technology. Imagine your recipient going through their mail, pushing away bills, flyers and everyday mail, and then seeing your letter. Imagine them opening it and reading your words, written especially with them in mind. Imagine the joy that will bring them! If you'd like some help getting started, don't worry. Here are a few tips to help you craft perfect thank you notes. If you've got kids in your life, you can sit down with them and write letters to Santa. And if there's someone special in your life, perhaps consider writing them a love letter -- we have five reasons why you should. If you'd like some added support, please feel free to leave us a comment outlining what you'd like to cover and who you're writing to. We will certainly do our best to help you out. So what are you waiting for? Start writing! P.s. We also have some fun holiday-themed cards you can use. Simply download, print, write and send!
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