I have had my best friend since 2nd grade. That's a long time - 1968-ish.
But we go long stretches without hearing from each other. We rarely speak on the phone or email.
A few years ago, my Christmas gift to her was a handwritten letter each week, for a year. I know she loved receiving those letters. And I know that I was changed, for the better, by the entire process.
And so, this year I am joining in with many others at "52 Weeks of Mail." and committing again to a year of letter writing.
I have started making little collages on file cards and other discarded/unwanted casualties of the digital era. I'll probably be using a few of them as cards for note writing.
I haven't yet decided who to give this letter-writing gift to this year. Should it be you?