The Wonders of Snail Mail

The Wonders of Snail Mail

Boy writing letter

Receiving a letter in the post is special.  

Remember the last time you received a hand-written letter in the mailbox? The excitement of opening an envelope to find a personal message from someone special is unmatched. The art of snail mail has been around for centuries from the Egyptian pharaohs using couriers to send out messages written on stone tablets to the very consuming and high stakes pastime of Victorian era ladies, letter writing continues to be a beautiful tradition that connects people from all over the world.

In a world where technology has taken over our lives and most of our communication takes place through screens, letters sent in the mail stand out as a symbol of personal touch and effort. A hand-written letter carries with it a sense of thoughtfulness and care that can't be replicated by an email or text message. It's an opportunity to slow down, take the time to put your thoughts into words, and share them with someone you care about.

One of the best things about snail mail is that it's tangible. You can hold it in your hands, reread it, and keep it as a cherished memory, perhaps in a special box tucked away as a keepsake.  This can’t really be done with digital communication, with messages easily lost in a cluttered inbox or forgotten in the virtual ether. 

Snail mail offers creative freedom. You can choose your own stationery, add a personal touch with a special note or drawing, and even decorate the envelope with stickers, stamps, or washi tape. It's an opportunity to be expressive and show your personality, which is often lost in generic digital communication.

Perhaps next time you're feeling overwhelmed by the constant barrage of digital communication, why not reach out to someone special and write them a hand-written letter? You'll be surprised by the joy it brings to both you and the recipient. 

And for your little loved one who maybe is just learning how to read and to write the alphabet, why not open their world to this lost art of snail mail with a letter subscription service like Letters From The Fairies?  It may inspire them to pursue a more heart-felt and slow form of communication that they will take with them into the future.  

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