Letter Writing Prompt - World Letter Writing Day!

Each month we share a letter writing prompt to encourage you to put pen to paper more often.

A little suggestion of what you could write about, to get your creative juices flowing, and allow you to enjoy a relaxing mindful moment of writing.

This Friday 1st September is World Letter Writing Day, and no more perfect theme could there be for this month’s letter writing prompt! This day is for celebrating letters and encouraging people to write.

Letters throughout history have been a crucial tool to teach us about our past. From lost letters, to everyday letters, letters sent between families and friends, from villagers to townspeople, letters from the war, letters about famine or diseases and plagues, letters from political leaders or journalists campaigning for progress.

A letter has the ability to ignite change in politics, create a movement for a positive cause, and change the way we think about things. But on a more everyday level, they can touch our hearts like no other form of communication.

Letters are a physical example that someone has taken time from their day to consider you. In an age of instant messaging and immediate responses, there is weight, power and significance to a letter. There’s something about the style, handwriting and contents of a letter that make them impossible to dispose of, and they become keepsakes and tangible memories for our futures.

No matter how the times change, with stamps becoming more expensive, post often delayed or slow, or these new pesky barcodes, there will always be a place in our lives for letters.

And so, this month, why not write as many letters as you can? To as many people you can think of. Start a snail mail revolution of your own. Become a part of someone else’s keepsakes, and see how the process of writing delights and surprises you along the way.

Happy writing!

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