IF YOU LIKE IT, PUT A STAMP ON IT
There is a lot of talk these days about the loss of formality in communication, as generations grow and technology advances. Unless we teach them, our children might never know how to write in cursive or properly hand-write and address a letter. Society breathes a sigh of relief at amenities like spell-check, and the freedom to send a text containing messages like “U R GR8.” However, English was pretty much my only strength in school. I’ll always hold a special place in my heart for Elements of Style.
This year, I’m making an effort to slow things down and send real mail to someone every week. So far, it’s just translated to quick thank-you notes to those who visited and blessed us with gifts over the holidays. But as I get into a weekly routine, I’d like to take even more time and substitute an email for a handwritten letter. Chris bought me an address stamp for Christmas, monogrammed and everything – fancy & grown-up, right? I’m going to try to run its ink dry by year’s end!