Sunday, October 9, 2016

World post day

Today in a world where much of our correspondence is by email and texts, it got me thinking there is something very special and satisfying, receiving in your mail box and reading a handwritten letter or card.
Did you know today, the 9th of October is World post day?
What better way to embrace this beautiful tradition is by sitting down and writing a letter to someone special. 
The words are so true, 'To get a letter ~ write a letter

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Hope that you are having a happy weekend



  1. I do have 3 special pen pals and we write letters and send them through the mail. Mailing letters is very old school and very warm. Thanks for this post and reminder.

  2. Such a beautiful post, Carolyn! I had no idea today is World Post Day, thank you for letting us know. And I absolutely love the idea of writing a letter to someone special especially in this age of fast correspondence, it's like gifting a joy that is felt in the heart. Much love ~

  3. I did not know there was a World Post Day, but I think it should be wonderful to go back in time, only a tiny bit, to send postcards and handwritten letters to precious friends, so much better than the fast going on line social media visits.
    Thank you for this sweet post, I love writing by hand so.....

  4. Excellent post (as always)!Thank you very much :) xx

  5. I can't remember when u send a writing strange i also send not Much cards.....all things go with the www...strange but true....happy weekend ...but i can remember your special gift after my mom hangs above my bed....every day i see That beautiful heart you made for me.....❤️ Ria

  6. I like writing and receiving real letters too! i didn't know it was world post day today so thanks for letting me know!

  7. Hello,Carolyn
    Today is World Post Day?! I did not know that.
    It is wonderful for people to remember that receiving a letter in someone's own handwriting is so warm. We have accustomed to immerse in the internet communication tools. Happy new week to you and your family!

  8. I love "snail mail" ... I thought I was the only one left who actually sends letters via the post!


  9. Dear Carolyn, a lovely post from you, again. The words so true, and we should remember sometimes to really write that letter from the heart, to someone special. Thank you for your loving words, --and I love your ballet shoes !!

  10. You have inspired me to write a letter to my mother in law today! Since my own mom passed last year, I rarely get paper mail. It does feel good to kind something in the box.

  11. I didn't know that today was World post day, thank you for your reminder, darling Carolyn, you're right, that of handwriting is such a precious art which is fading ... sometimes I happen to write a letter, actually I so love to use my ballpens :) ( I also have some fountain pens which sometimes I enjoy using ! )

    Hope you're having the best of evenings,
    I'm sending hugs and ever much love to you

    Xx Dany

  12. Dear Carolyn!
    I agree .... A letter is so special.
    I'm happy that I have so much love letters from my husband from the nineties.
    Hope you are fine.
    I'm very glad to be back and read your beautiful blog.
    I missed you.
    Happy week for you!
    With love,

  13. Hi Dear Carolyn, It is very special to receive a hand written letter and so very rare today. I have so many saved letters from my mother who passed away in 2000. These letters are very special to me since I know I will never have another from her. I still love to write a letter or a card as well. Thank you for sharing World Post day. Lovely photos and the verse is so true.
    Blessings to you for a great week ahead.
    Hug and Joys xo

  14. I appreciate this post so much ... there is something very special and satisfying about receiving and reading a handwritten letter or card...
    Alas in these 'modern times' I fear this custom is not as popular. Let us all make the effort to send someone special a card or letter ... perhaps that Aunt of ours ... or grandparent would appreciate it - even a friend we may not have seen for a time.

    I wonder who will you send one to ...

    All the best Jan

    1. Thanks Jan for your kind visit. I used to always write to my parents once a week and my sister and I would do alternate weeks.

  15. Dearest Carolyn,
    such a wonderful saying .. yes, we should write more letters again ...:O)
    Wishing you a wonderful new week, sending Love and hugs and blessings,
    Claudia xo

  16. Well Email is quickly and much more practical that writing letter, but an handwritting letter is something so warm and special!
    Lovely photos! :D

  17. Oh Carolyn, I loved this post so much because I still enjoy sending and receiving handwritten notes and cards in the mail. So glad to hear you do too. Your words are very true here, there is something very special and satisfying, receiving in your mail box and reading a handwritten letter or card. Thank you for reminding me of that, Carolyn. Your pictures are lovely today.


  18. Dearest Carolyn,
    Had no idea about that.
    Knowing that you too love good stationery and a fountain or calligraphy pen, we both can appreciate this. Sadly however, not many people continue writing nowadays. It is becoming an almost lost art...

  19. Hello, Dear Carolyn - such a lovely way to celebrate this special day with your beautiful post. I have always loved to write letters and kept correspondence with my friends and relatives for many years, but sadly it is true, letters are something very rare these days. I have saved them all, and happily I still write and receive pretty cards.
    Wishing you a lovely week, xo hugs Karen

  20. Handwritten notes, I never see them anymore! So strange! Everythings is on the computer...
    Lovely post from you!

  21. Nowadays we seldom write letters with a pen. Handwriting is a really good custom.

  22. Dear Carolyn,
    I have had a back issue, then computer issue. I am so glad to be back and have missed you. I love this post. I so agree. To me there is something very special about a handwritten note or letter.
    Your roses are so beautiful.


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