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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Write Now

With the great innovations of the last century, pen and paper are seldom used in modern day correspondences.

To sit down and write a letter means having the paper, pen, penmanship, and real thoughts to share. It means thinking through your thoughts before they are passed from mind to pen.

Write. And write some more, I'll tell my children. Write your thoughts and send them. Send a note, write a thank you, grow with a cousin miles and miles away through a personal letter.

This writing tray (which is a resurrected Amazon box) holds a stash of homemade cards, envelopes, stamps, and pen; everything all in one place to inspire writing.

Some of my favorite cards:

Sometimes emailing is too easy to communicate by. Too impersonal. At least in this household I want to spend some quiet afternoons writing, the old fashioned way, my feelings and actually using my mailbox for outgoing mail instead of just for bills.


Ann said...

great idea! I love it! write to me! :)

The Clark Family said...

Wow! You are so creative! I want to do so many projects like you show, but I am mind-boggled at how you have time with twins and two other kids, I can't even seem to do more than basics with only 1 baby! You are amazing, thanks for sharing!

amylynne said...

This was a good one, Nicole. And one I will hopefully try sometime in the future...

Bobby said...

I love this woman. So creative!

Christine Mains said...

Ahhh, so sweet, I love Bobby's comment. You are creative, and so amazing! We love the cards we get from you and the girls, and I definitely want to try out your photo idea with cards. The boys will have fun sending cards to their favorite missionary, Aunt Mimi. It is so easy to send her an email update weekly. I am determined to have the boys send her snail mail monthly or at least every 3 months (more realistic).

Lorrie said...

way cute...hey...I am waiting for my very own letter!!!! hint....miss and love u!

Jonathan and Laura said...

great idea to put your girls' pictures on the cards. I think I may steal your idea.