Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Writing an Old Fashioned Letter

“Let us never underestimate the power of a well-written letter.” 
~ Jane Austen, Persuasion

With the ease and convenience of the internet, correspondence on paper is becoming extinct. But, the beauty and blessing of opening a letter, written in a pretty script, with lovely stationary, has not lost its appeal.  It is an ageless art that will be appreciated by those close to you and those sitting in empty rooms that need comfort.

Take some time to reflect on the people which God has put in your path that are in need, going through trials or are just plain lonely. Grandparents, the elderly or people living in far away lands would also be appreciative of such letters. Perhaps a special bookmark, a sprig of dried lavender, or a sachet could be enclosed for a sweet scent. You could also include current photos of the family. A Bible verse of encouragement can be added or an inspirational poem. What a lovely, little package it will be to open!

Who do you know that could use an old fashioned letter?

"And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.  Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith. See with what large letters I have written to you with my own hand!"
 ~ Galatians 6:9-11
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1 comment:

  1. Oh what a lovely idea!!! I would love to have a likeminded pen pal. And am praying that as my children age that we could find like minded pen pals for them as well.


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