Sometimes, we watch the news, and feel helpless, not knowing how to help or support those who, through no action of their own, have found themselves in harm’s way.
Crafting a letter of compassion, can be a therapeutic process, for both the sender… and the receiver.
Here is a link to a Blog, with information about the Christchurch Letter Writers Society, which is accepting and distributing letters, on behalf of New Zealand Muslim communities.
Write on…. and drown out hate with love.
There are so many awesome people out there, doing their enthusiastic best to revive the long lost art of letter writing.
Gone are the days of receiving anything but junk mail and bills in your mail box… Also gone, the drawer, or tattered box, with a secret little stash of precious letters from love ones, cherished and re-read on occasion. The instant world of email is disposable, and forgettable. Certainly not kept and treasured.
Social letter writing events, are popping up all over the place!
Here are three that we would love to tell you about:
Barb Marshall of Rite While U Can, hosts her letter writing socials at various locations around Calgary. She lists the days and places in the link below. For a $15 fee, she provides the stationery, stamps, card trimmings, the use of vintage typewriters, a cup of coffee or glass of wine!
(Barb also co-founded MakeItMerry, an organization that coordinates people from all over, to write Christmas cards to the homeless. Click here to find out about that. https://makeitmerry.ca )
Andrea of QandALetterBox and Jessica of Paper Trail Diary, are the organizers of The Toronto Letter Writers Society, held every second Sunday. There is no cost. You can bring your own supplies, or use theirs.
(Andrea is also one of the organizers of the Pretty Postal Swap. These themed swap events are a few times a year, and super fun. We have participated in every one of these swaps. If you love to receive snail mail and pretty envelopes, this is the thing for you!https://papertraildiary.com/introducing-the-toronto-letter-writers-society/
Assembly of Text is a Vancouver store – an analogue junkie’s paradise. They also hosts a Letter Writing Club on the first Thursday every month. There is no cost, supplies are provided. They, too, have vintage typewriters at your disposal.
So. If you’re looking for a little incentive to start writing letters, look these groups up, or find an organization in your neck of the woods. We know you’ll have fun, and we GUARANTEE, you will put a big smile on some lucky recipient’s face!
The festive season is just around the corner,
so it is time to start checking things off your holiday To Do List.
Things like sending out cards to friends and loved ones…
thinking about thoughtful gifts…
and stocking up on your own personalized stationery and thank you notes.
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From all of us at Haute Note… to all of you…
Merry Christmas, and all the best for 2019!
Talk about a bizarre coincidence! Or IS it….
We ordered in some Chinese food the other day.
At the end of the meal, we all reached for the obligatory fortune cookie, and much to my surprise, this is the fortune I got!
A fortune cookie fortune that says “A cheerful letter or message is on its way to you“.
April is National Card and Letter Writing Month!
Wing’s called it!
For some unsuspecting folks – a cheerful letter or message IS on its way to you!
Why don’t you take a few minutes and write, for a very good reason – or NO reason, to someone you’re thinking about.
Brighten up their mailbox this April.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for another wonderful year!
We wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and all the best for 2018!
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Lorie & Bob