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Dear Sir/Madam,

I start with a Thank You to the lady who took the time to hand write me a letter. It made me realise it’s been a long time since someone took the time to put pen to paper exclusively for me. 

This was the beginning, as I then  realised  it’s been quite some time that I sat at my desk and put pen to paper to write a letter to someone too. So long in fact that I had to go out and buy some new stationery especially for not only a reply but also a couple of other letters that were long overdue.

What a lovely experience wandering into the stationery store and selecting some quality paper that would transport my words to the recipient. The importance to me of choosing the right paper is that it sets the style and sentiment. The paper is the foundation for my thoughts and feelings. It is meaningful and adds depth and sincerity to my words.

Now not everyone will receive a letter but those who take time to write one, most definitely deserve a reply. I ask you, when was the last time you sent or received a handwritten letter? Can you remember how receiving a heart felt message made you feel? Did it create a lasting impression?

A letter is a simple thing, some may say it’s an old tradition. I personally like to keep traditions alive. In my work I have been lucky enough to be trained using many traditional methods which I enjoy passing on.  I wonder as to whether some children will ever be privileged enough to receive a letter.

So my letters were sent and it really gave me that feel good factor. I guess that feeling should be felt more often and shared. Person to person, thoughtful communication, passing on your correspondence details, quite possibly making someone’s day. Conveying your appreciation and gratitude to another human being in style.

I have even thought of buying a wax seal. So on that note, through my current medium of communication I hope to reawaken an inspiration to you too to write a letter. 

Yours Faithfully 

J Blades

Jay Blades