Send more letters of love was started from two very different personal ventures with the written word.
Today we find ourselves in a world where we want everything now and instantaneously, where everything is sent quickly, with little thought and is very depersonalised.
I want to bring people back to the art form that is writing, I want their passion to scream words from the page, I want each character to tell a story of the writer, I want time to slow and words to pour out. There is no rush. Take time out to spend with your thoughts and express them to someone you hold near and dear. This small gesture can change someone’s day, year or even life.
I guess you are wondering where this started for me. The first reason was a life changing one. One that taught me how precious the words expressed in someone’s handwriting style really speaks for who they are. We all read text messages in our friends' voices, well now imagine how much more accurate reading their handwriting, rather than font, can be. The first writer is my Mum, although not all the notes left by Mum on the kitchen bench were good ones - I was normally more likely to read ‘can someone hang out the washing’ - what once seemed like meaningless notes are so precious. My mum sustained an injury which took away her ability to do a lot of things, one being writing those notes left on the bench or the cards for our birthday, letters saying how proud she was of us. My family now holds onto a letter from 2006 with her handwriting on it, no matter what the message it is a beautiful reminder of the person she was. When we lost Mum in 2013 I remember thinking how nice it would have been to have something written from her to hold onto. My family missed this chance, but it doesn’t mean yours has to. More in comment below. .