Charles Pillsbury III

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My baby, she wrote me a letter.

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This is certainly not something that’s my strong suite, but it’s National Card and Letter Writing Month, and it’s a good challenge to all of us.

If you’re wondering what good letters could possibly do in the age of all things digital, here are my top five reasons to whip out pen and paper:

1. The Test of Time – Provided you don’t tear up your box of love letters in the face of a bad break up, you will have them your whole life. Your grandchildren can find them in the attic someday, and they’ll then meet a young version of you who they never knew. Much of what we know of history comes from letters. Letters are a chance for all of us to leave a legacy.

[From Samara O'Shea: April is National Card and Letter Writing Month - Living on The Huffington Post]

I recently came across some post cards and letters I sent to my wife from our dating days, and while they’re not postsecret,com embarrassing, they aren’t ones I’m going to share with friends and family. That said, they’re also a nice glimpse into the relationship we shared 13 years ago. So my challenge to you, is to pick a friend or family member, grab some paper, and write a real honest to pete letter.

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April 8th, 2008 at 11:53 am

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  1. Thanks for including my tip Charles. I’m glad you came across those old letters. Treasure them always!

    Samara

    8 Apr 08 at 8:53 pm

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