January 10 is the start of Universal Letter Writing Week!
Who doesn’t enjoy receiving something in the mail? I know I find myself eagerly awaiting whatever package I’ve got coming in, and it’s always nice to receive a card around the holidays. But when’s the last time you received an honest-to-goodness letter in the mail? It might seem uncommon these days, but we’ve been sending each other letters for centuries! They’ve given us a way to tell others about our most difficult times, our happiest moments, and everything in between. Putting your thoughts down on paper is a great way to both express yourself and to keep in touch!
Have someone you’re grateful for and looking for a way to express it? Haven’t been in touch with a friend or relative lately and want to reach out? Want to express your thanks for your amazing local library service? Whatever the reason, grab your pens, pencils, crayons, quills, whatever you want to write with and something to write on and send it to someone special this week!
Once you’ve finished sending your letter (or letters!), consider taking a look at some of these books written in the epistolary style. Written in the form of letters, they are great representations of the range of emotions you can find in a letter and the power of expression that physically writing things down can provide.