The Letter Writing Revolution

Revitalizing a Lost Art One Letter at a Time

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


If my calculations serve me correctly, today marks 2 months/8 weeks since the beginning of The Letter Writing Revolution.  It's been very satisfying for me to see that I have inspired even a handful of people to get back to letter writing and to even reconnect with people you haven't been in touch with for a while. I hope that you are taking the time to hand write thank you notes and to maybe get started on that hard-to-write letter. Maybe you finally got around to expressng your feelings in a love letter either to someone new or someone who has been a part of your life for a long time.  Perhaps, a homesick soldier got your letter in the mail. I know that one expectant mom was planning to write her unborn baby a letter after reading my post from this week called Sweet Child of Mine. I am hoping she managed to do it as I have heard that her baby boy came into the world unexpectedly last night. Welcome to the world, Alexander!

So in celebration of 2 months, I want to hear from YOU! Send me a quick comment on what you like about TLWR or how you have been inspired or send me some ideas of things you would like to see in upcoming posts. I know that some of you are from farway places like Israel, Russia, the Ukraine, Senagal, the Netherlands, Germany, etc. Send me a note. Your feedback is encouraging so please take a moment and leave a comment. Don't be shy. I appreciate it!

Thank you for your continued support and for your contribution to the lost art of letter writing!


  1. I love the blog Julie! It has opened up a corridor of discussion with my husband where we debate the merits of letter writing vs email. We were recently in Brooklin, Maine at a wonderful place full of outstanding people. They will be getting a written "thank you" letter because we both agree that the experience merits it. Thank you for reviving letter writing for us.

  2. I was very excited to see your beautifully decorated envelope in the mail this morning! It was a great day to receive it, too, because it's the first quiet day in a while so I got to sit down with my lunch and enjoy reading it. I have never been great at keeping in touch with letter-writing; I am more likely to handwrite a thank you letter, love letter, or word of encouragement, though, and do find that I enjoy the token of time and thought these letters are. I will certainly be writing back and was glad to read that you're not expecting it to be a 24-hr turnaround! :) Great way to get back in touch with you!

  3. I have just returned from spending 3 days with a bestest old friend at her cottage, told her all about TLWR. Came home to find a wonderful card (7-yr old artist Kieron Williamson, you won't believe this talent) and hand-written note from an old friend in England..thanking me for the "real letter" she had received from me AND a letter with penmanship I recognize even tho' the return address is a give-away. I've been saving the letter while I do catch up in the house/outside (ok emails,facebook and TLWR too) and NOW..saving the best for last..I am off to my favourite chair to enjoy your letter. You want feedback Julie..well you know I am a fan!

  4. Good morning Julie. I wanted to tell you that when I arrived home from work yesterday I was thrilled to find a very cool looking letter in the mail, from you!
    I promise to write you back very soon. xo Chris.

  5. Hey Julie,
    So I just came back from the post office, and I mailed out 7 letters, and my hand has completely cramped up! It felt great though, I sent them to Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Hong Kong, and Ontario. I know some of my friends whom I sent letters to were lamenting the fact that their mail is so boring, so I like to imagine their surprise when they open their mail in about a week. I went out and bought some lovely stationary and it proved to be some great motivation. Viva la Revolucion!


I need to know that this revolution is growing and impacting the masses. Your comments motivate me! Please take the time to let me know how TLWR is working for you.