What is National Letter Writing Day?
National Letter Writing Day is a day dedicated to the art of writing letters. It falls annually on December 7. There is also a World Letter Writing Day which falls annually on September 1st.
The origin of National Letter Writing Day is unknown. One theory is that it came from Japan, which has a Letter Writing Week, and also a monthly Letter Writing Day (the 23rd of every month). There is also a theory that this special day evolved from school letter-writing days.
While there is no known origin of National Letter Writing Day, it’s a day worth celebrating. It’s often easy to send a text or an email, but those forms of communication lack the personal feeling of letter writing!
History of World Letter Writing Day
World Letter Writing Day was established by Richard Simpkin as a tribute to the joy and excitement he felt when a hand-written letter would arrive in his mailbox. His appreciation of the hand-written word came about as a result of a project he was working on called “Australian Legends”, he would send out letters to everyone he considered to be an Australian Legend with the interest of arranging a personal interview and photography session. There was just something amazing about receiving a letter with the legend’s own personal touch to it, and it certainly doesn’t hurt that while hand-written letters are collectible, digital communication certainly is not.
What is special about writing letters?
Letters help you learn more about a person, and more about yourself — making communication easier and more meaningful moving forward. It keeps your mind sharp.
What are the five best practices of letter writing?
Tips for writing good letters:
- Make sure that they are well written. …
- Make sure all your contact details are clearly written down at the top of the letter. …
- Think about what you want to say. …
- Think about to whom you are writing the letter. …
- Lay out your letter using paragraphs.
Why letters are the best gift?
Letters last forever. It’s free, however, PRICELESS! It’s beautiful, almost an art form. It’s small and can be kept forever.