Do you know how great #52hellos is turning out to be? I’m not talking JUST about all the great letters I’m getting, but also about the letters I get to send. This week I sent something to my sister. A little package of good things and a long, messy letter. It was five pages long. As I was writing it, I realised that I probably had not written her a PROPER letter since we were kids. Maybe not even then.
It struck me that writing a letter is so very different to having a chat on the phone or writing an email. You know you can take your time, you stop and think about all the people, events and places you want to cover. And then you just write away. You can be chatty or newsy… but it’s got a cute formality to it. There’s a feel-good novelty factor in plucking the highlights and ‘telling the news’ in a handwritten way. I’m a huge fan!
I can’t wait until she opens it up and reads it. Topics covered included Real Housewives of Cheshire, family, food and things we’ve been doing. The surprising thing is that the feel-good factor is all about the writing for me. (Actually that’s not surprising. I’m all about the process!) What I mean by that is, it’s not about getting a letter back. It’s just about sending one out there. Nice, right? Super satisfying and heart warming, I tell you! Try it!
This week we’ve got some cute letters to read together. (If you want to find out more or join in – at any time – go here for the full story). Remember, every week you can win a #52hellos mini-super-cute prize pack collated by me, just by leaving a comment about one or more of the letters below. (It’s nice for the letter writers to get some feedback and hellos of their own, don’t you think?!) So leave a comment if you want to do that! (The winner from last week is Shani!! I’ll be in touch with you soon!)
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Let’s read the hellos…!
I’m not sure if Robyna wanted me to share her WHOLE lovely pink letter, so I just shared the first page. I am suddenly craving dipping my toes in the water and a potato cake with heaps of tomato sauce. I love these lines:
“I want to do so much. But wants only translate into haves with action.”
So true. Thank you.
Lauren’s story about her Mum and Dad is the best idea ever! How great will it be when they read all THEIR hellos?! Don’t tell them, okay? Especially if you know them. NO spoiling the surprise! Thanks for your ace hello Lauren. Love to you and your Mum and Dad!
Sharon sent me the cutest envelope and letter and some extra little papery treats too. Sharon is shy (as SO many of my readers are!) so if you are shy, know that she’s a total kindred spirit and she is reading happily and shyly from her place too! I like shy people A LOT. I used to be SUPER SHY, so I know how it can be.
Thanks for helping with Softies For Mirabel too, lady! Thanks for the hello!!
Thanks to Robyna and Lauren and Sharon for writing! How great is it to read other people’s mail too?!
(Doesn’t this remind you of those children’s TV shows where we used to write in and the letters would get shown on our favourite TV show?! I had forgotten about that! How great!)
Write me a letter – or write letters to your friends and family – here’s how #52hellos works!
(And leave a comment for our letter writers, won’t you?!)