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December 7, 2018
I find this holiday to be another one of those perfectly planned holidays for the month of December. Mainly because December holds the Christmas holiday, which means Christmas cards, family newsletters, and long catch up novel like letters written to Aunt Lisa.
Over the last twenty years traditional letter writing has been on the decline thanks to text messaging and email. Even the military and prison systems have email setup for those who are away from their families. There was a time when your handwriting had to be pristine because it was the only method of print communication. A lot could be said about your character by the neatness and flair of your penmanship.
Today is the day that we can go back in time and revisit this old tradition of putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard of you must.
Christmas cards, everyone loves receiving Christmas cards this time of year. They are happy and festive. Receiving a card makes one feel important and it is a thoughtful gesture.
Long Over due correspondence, writing letters to loved ones shows how much you care about them by taking the time out of your day to write them a nice letter to catch them up on your life.
Post Cards are another way to update a loved one on your adventures. Who doesn’t love receiving post cards from exotica places! This is a good way to jot down a thoughtful note, but remember your loved one may not be the only one reading it.
Self Forgiveness letters. In dealing with past trauma in our lives it helps us to heal when we can forgive and accept ourselves. Writing this letter to yourself as a second person really is empowering to write and to read. It helps to relieve a good deal of emotional pain associated with earlier experiences.
Letters to your abuser. Writing one or multiple letters to your abuser or person who has hurt you tremendously can help ease the pain and start the healing process. This helps us to accept what had happened and the have it on paper to validate our feelings due to the other person’s actions. Afterward, take the letter outside to a fire pit or barbecue station and burn it. In this symbolic gesture of releasing the pain associated with the person, we can also release our bitterness and resentment. We may then be able to give our forgiveness that sets us free and lets God handle the issue entirely.
Birthday cards. Today is a perfect day to get all the birthday cards for the month organized and made out for your December birthday friends and family. You can make them extra personalized with vibrant colored pens and stickers.
Letters to Santa. Do you have children? Do they believe in Santa Claus? Today would be a great day for them to make out those letters to Santa. If you go to the USPS website here https://about.usps.com/holidaynews/letters-from-santa.htm and follow the directions, your child could also receive a letter from Santa.
Cards and Letters for our Troops. What better way to say thank you to our troops during the holiday season as they are away from their families protecting our rights and freedoms. Check out the guidelines at Operation Gratitude https://www.operationgratitude.com/express-your-thanks/write-letters/ to ensure our troops receive your card or letter.
Letter writing day is a great way to keep in touch with loved ones, or to make new friends. It’s also a great way to practice your penmanship or typing. Whatever you decide to do to celebrate today, I hope you find happiness in it.
Happy Letter Writing Day!
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