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April 07, 2009



What a beautiful illustration! Thanks for sharing! I write letters regularly and often. I had no idea how much my friends and family even cared until I saw my siblings' collections of their letters and postcards from me over nearly a decade. We used to be separated by 3000 miles but are now neighbors again. They actually miss the mail from me! Yay! I appreciate this blog and how it is encouraging the true art of letters so thanks!!

m sharper

I've been surprised at how many people are keeping the art of letter writing alive in a time when instant, mass communication is the norm. The time taken to write a letter, though, deserves good quality personalized stationery so that, like Janice said above, people can save your efforts. Good blog post.


I've been dedicated to keeping the art of letter writing alive for years. I'm glad to have found your site and just sent in my membership order.

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    In this era of instantaneous communication, a handwritten letter is a rare and wondrous item. The Letter Writers Alliance is dedicated to preserving this art form. Prepare your pen and paper, moisten your tongue, and get ready to write more letters!

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