The Letter Writing Revolution

Revitalizing a Lost Art One Letter at a Time

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The End Result

It's already Wednesday and I am just getting to my blog for the first time this week. Aside from being a new blogger, I am also a mother of a child with special needs (which brings with it a whole lot of extras besides the usual mothering tasks), a wife (which is fairly enjoyable since I married a great man), a casting artist (check out and I am self-employed ( I have a lot on my plate right now with an upcoming art exhibit in Ottawa in late July plus all of my usual busy-ness. I have ten casts in my studio needing my attention, a self-published book to finish and have ready within three weeks and very little time to accomplish all that I have set out to do. One thing I know about myself is that I will manage to pull it all off, I think.........

Today, I wanted to share the photo above that was sent to me by a mother in southern Ontario. Remember the post I did of the youngest member of The Letter Writing Revolution? Well, that letter that he dropped in the mailbox (in the photo from that day's post) arrived to this little guy above and his mom took this photo to illustrate the joy he had in receiving this letter. I LOVE this photo. This kid looks like he just got the best present in the world! I love the letter itself with the printing of a child. I can just imagine how much time and effort went into hand writing the letter. Bless the mother that sat with him and spelled out the words he had trouble with and helped him along from the beginning to the end of the process of writing a letter.

I have a few letters to write and I hope to take time each evening away from my work to do just that. I hope the ones I have sent out have been received. Keep your eye on your mailbox, you may just get one from me.


  1. I ADORE this photo! So happy to see another post. I know you are very busy so having a few days hiatus is totally understandable.
    You should be receiving a letter from your niece today, or Friday at the latest!

  2. That picture is just "oh joy, oh bliss", perfect.
    Julie, your blog is worth the wait, makes it all the more valuable just knowing how you fit it in amongst all the other important aspects of your life. I am still composing letters in my head, not put to paper. I have been reminded by friends that they do think of me as a letter writer so that has been nice to hear....and incentive to get to it.

  3. I opened my mailbox and found a letter from one of my blog "followers" from Wyoming!! I got that same flutter of excitement and possibility...the letters we'll write, the stories we'll share, the years of tales told and maybe a visit someday when our kids are grown! Haha!

  4. got a letter, got a letter...thanks julie


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