Do you remember learning how to write in cursive? We started with big, loopy letters copied onto lined paper, and practiced the art of creating elegant curves and twisting the ink into something that conveyed a message. It was a rite of passage. And handwriting tells so much about a person that an entire scientific study is devoted to handwriting analysis (graphology), providing insight into one’s emotional state, health, and more.
How exciting it was to open the mailbox and find a letter in Grandmother’s distinctive handwriting, a friend’s clumsy letters on camp stationery, an invitation to a wedding or graduation. The reason for handwritten correspondence was endless… in the days before email, texting, and instant messages.
While you might be preparing to send holiday cards to friends, loved ones, business associates, and the like, December 7 is designated as Letter-Writing Day, providing a perfect reason to pen a note to someone and surprise them. After all, how often do we receive good news (or correspondence for no particular reason at all) in the mail?
In addition to graphology, entire studies have been conducted to determine the benefits of letter-writing, and researchers have come up with some wonderful reasons to write a letter by hand:
When you prepare to reach out to someone special, pick up a good pen, gather some stationery (or quality writing paper), and purchase some fun stamps, then send a letter to someone whose day will be made a little brighter when they receive it in their mailbox!
At Windsong, homes and neighborhoods created by expert craftsmen, using quality materials and attention to detail, provide a positive atmosphere, filled with exceptional living spaces and reasons to celebrate each day – perfect subjects to share in a letter!
And how wonderful it would be to meet neighbors at the mailbox and share your excitement when you receive a letter from someone you care about!
Welcome to Windsong, Where Life’s A Breeze!