Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Lettering from Home

I received the sweetest card from my Gran and Grandad today with best wishes for Christmas and our engagement. And as lovely as the card itself was, I am mesmerised by the envelope it was posted in!
I think I want to hold on to this for dear life - look at the beautiful, formal handwriting that my Grandad has. It seems that no one writes like this these days. To me, this lettering speaks of history, memories, of traditions, and of formalities that we no longer take any notice of.
One day, the flicks and curls and swirls of these letters will be gone, lost to the typed and printed address label.
No thank you, there's nothing like a handwritten letter, don't you think?

4 comments:

FaerySarah said...

so good! and so pretty! i always wonder how the post office gets on with decifering alot of them though! haha

Nikki said...

I didn't even think about that, good point! haha

Bee said...

Hi Nikki! Thanks for the comment on my blog :-)
Beautiful handwriting, seems like it's a lost skill these days. I miss receiving handwritten letters in the post!

PaisleyJade said...

I love old handwriting - very precious!

Merry Christmas to you!

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