Ever since I wrote two blog posts about the value of hand-originated notes (links below), I have heard from a number of people telling me that they have snail mailed correspondence to friends and colleagues. From me, they get an enthusiastic YES!
I use the description "hand-originated" because I'm including typewritten notes and letters in this HONEY (Hand-Originated Note's Enthusiastic Yes) movement. They have many of the same lovely qualities as hand-written notes (e.g., long-lasting, tangible, requiring of energy—and often commitment or caring—to stamp and mail).
Although I have saved many hand-written cards and other articles of communication, some of my most treasured possessions are typed letters from my paternal grandfather; it matters not that the only handwriting is "Love, Gramps." How about you? Do you have typed letters that you have saved and appreciated over time? Let me know.
AND have you joined the HONEY movement by sending hand-originated correspondence? No? Why not start today . . .
Links to past posts about hand-originated notes and their benefits:
- Notes and letters that arrive in snail mail: Long may they live!
- Want your correspondence to be remembered? Some unique suggestions