National Card and Letter Writing Month
According to Chase's Calendar of Events this is
"an annual effort to promote literacy and celebrate the art of letter writing. The writing, sending and receiving of letters, postcards and greeting cards is a tradition that has preserved our nation's history and changed lives. Unlike other forms of communication, card and letter writing is timeless, personal and immediately tangible."
Make Someone Feel Good!
I remember the fun of sitting down with brand new stationary and writing a 5-page letter to a friend, or better yet--receiving a long letter from a friend. I would read it over and over again.
Help is Here
Whether you want to write a personal or business letter, here are some titles to check out:
- Just a Note to Say--: The Perfect Words for Every Occasion by Florence Isaacs
- Personal Notes: How to Write from the Heart for any Occasion by Sandra E. Lamb
- The Art of the Handwritten Note: A Guide to Reclaiming Civilized Communication by Margaret Shepherd
- Great Personal Letters for Busy People: 501 Ready-To-Use Letters for Every Occasion by Dianna Booher
Photo Credit: kpwerker/ Kim Piper Werker
Reeba Lynn is a Pacifica Public Services Librarian who has been a resident of Pacifica for 30 years.