Monday, 9 July 2012

Pen Pals

I have recently been given the opportunity to blast back to my youth and become a pen pal. I think we can all honestly say that we seldom write letters anymore. In this age of technology we tend to connect with people via Facebook, Twitter, or by E-mail. Some even use programs like Skype and Facetime.

Now, as much as I enjoy using these methods to connect with my family and friends, I think it is so much more personal when you send someone a letter that has been handwritten. It adds a personal touch in my opinion.

My new pen pal is one of my best friends. She just moved a province over, and I already miss her terribly. I very much look forward to writing her, but the excitement of being a pen pal pales in comparison to actually being able to see her face to face. I wish I could.

For now I must content myself with writing the ‘old-fashioned’ way. By hand and from the heart.

So now I ask you: Do any of you have a pen pal? Do you remember when they were assigned to us in elementary school? Do you find that writing by hand adds a personal touch?


  1. I have a friend who often writes letters and enjoys sending them off because it is becoming a dying art form, I think. I have a couple of distant cousins in England that I started corresponding with after my father passed away. They are both older than I am and still hand-write notes and send them to me. I always get excited when I see their address on the envelope and can't wait to slice open the envelope and read what they have to say. Which reminds me, I need to write to both of them and send them photos of my grandson's first birthday! :)

    1. I love that feeling when you get a letter in the mail! It's nice to get something other than bills, credit card offers, and coupons. That's one of the reasons that drive me to write letters; I know how the recipient is going to feel when they see the letter in their mailbox. :)

      Congratulations on your grandson's fist birthday!