I can remember back in middle school when texting was beginning to be all the rage and my best friend and I continued our sweet little notes by post because we shared this adoration. Every other week or so I'd receive the sweetest encouragement, an 'I'm just thinking of you' or a note just to say 'hi'. These words could have easily been said in casual conversation but meant something more coming through the post.
Hand written momentos also embody a sense of time and personalisation of the writer. It's an intimate piece of art straight from the hands of the author. I have a few notes from my great grandmother that I will forever hold dear; yes the words she wrote are precious but the delicacy of her cursive strokes are simply beautiful.
Writing a sweet nothing to someone could be the very thing that they hold on to for years gone by to take them back to a certain place and time, a specific memory, or invite the memories of the author to come flooding back with just one read.
Is there a letter that you hold dear? Will you use your art of writing to inspire someone this week? Emails, Facebook, Insta and text messages will just never be as beautiful.