Millennials Love Stationery for National Letter Writing Day on September 1

pcstationeryMillennials love to send cards; in fact, they are buying more greeting cards than baby boomers spending an estimated $7-8 billion dollars a year.  Sept. 1 is National Letter Writing Day and modern, customizable stationery from eco-design company Paper Culture is a company that every card is printed on ultra luxe, 100 percent post consumer recycled paper and Every Order Plants a Tree – more than 400,000 so far!

Posting “Happy Birthday” on friends’ and family’s Facebook page seems rather impersonal when you can design your own card with photos, fonts, 16 different filters and Free Designer Services. Sending a handwritten note is as green as sending an email but so much prettier!

While it is unclear who created Letter Writing Day, it is apparent that the creators of this unofficial holiday wanted to revive the art and tradition of letter writing and for people to show off their penmanship.

Letter writing is as old as written language – people in ancient civilizations communicated with each other through letters written on a variety of different surfaces. Archaeologists have discovered letters written on wood, metal and ceramic plaques, leather, and fabric. Preserved letters are great historical resources – they are treated by historians as first hand accounts of the social, economic and political conditions prevailing at the time.

The mass production of paper and innovations in transportation made letter writing into an effective way to communicate with family and friends as well as elevated it into an art form. It also became a way for children and young adults to learn how to write and to present their thoughts and ideas cogently.

Write letters to your loved ones and friends. They will appreciate the effort you put in it and will love getting a handwritten note.

Did you know that until the mid-19th century, envelopes were all handmade? Because of this, envelopes were extremely expensive and most people just folded up their letters and sealed them with a wax seal.

 

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