“Only write to me, write to me, I love to see the hop and skip and sudden starts of your ink.”
? A.S. Byatt, Possession

File this under observances I didn’t know existed – Universal Letter Writing Week.

Yes, there is a week for that – January 8-14, 2014 – to be exact.

While the existence of this observance doesn’t necessarily surprise me, (there IS such a thing as oatmeal week for crying out loud) it has prompted me to slow down, take pen in hand and make the occasion in the only way befitting it – by writing scores of  them.

Because there is just something so fabulous about receiving an honest to goodness letter in the mail. Why not give it try it yourself? It is guaranteed to make someone you love smile.

“More than kisses, letters mingle souls.” – John Donne