Kindness Advent Calendar: December 7, 2022 (Day 7)
💌✍🏼To Whom It May Concern...✍🏼💌
Welcome to Day 7 of your Kindness Advent Calendar! Throughout December, we will be providing you with your daily act of kindness through our Kindness Advent Calendar! Come and celebrate the holiday season as we are kind all December long.
it's been so long since we wrote, but we have no excuse today because it's National Letter Writing Day on December 7!
Letter writing has been in decline because of smartphones, the Internet, and before that, the telephone, but for hundreds of years, it was the only way for people separated by distance to get in touch with one another. Today is a great day to get back to basics and hand-write a letter. Write to your family and friends to wish them a Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! Isn't the idea of sitting down for half an hour and hand-writing something to somebody special?
We miss it. Don't you? Write back soon.
Activities For Today:
Buy Some Nice Paper
Sure, you could order some online, but in keeping with the analog spirit of the day, why not find a stationary store and pick some nice paper up in person? There are all kinds of textures and weights available, and you can buy your envelope or perhaps make one. There's a broad limit on how crafty you're allowed to be, as long as the address label is visible to the post office and they can see where to send it!
Write a Letter
Maybe you'd like to reconnect with old friends or pick a political to whom you'd like to express something. If you're into a particular issue like saving the bees or looking out for our marine life, check out the post office for stamps that show those things. Or the recent black heritage series has important figures from black history. If the letter is formal, don't forget to Google the appropriate salutations! (Dear Sir!)
Don't Forget the Wax Seal
If you really want to make an impression on your recipient, you can buy some old-fashioned sealing wax and a seal with your initial on it, so that it looks like they're getting a letter from the Count of Monte Christo. We love how creative and expressive you can be with a little sealing wax, and it's the perfect touch to make your letter even more special.
"Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts."
~ Janice Maeditere