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Letter Writing

The Art - and Artists - of Letter Writing

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 08.15.2016 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

A gorgeous new book, Pen to Paper: Artists Handwritten Letters, edited by Smithsonian curator of manuscripts Mary Savig, underscores not only the arti...

The Power of Letter Writing

Angela Greene | Posted 05.16.2016 | HuffPost Home
Angela Greene

In my opinion, one should never under-estimate the power of letter writing, especially to the head of an organization to solve a problem. Over and ove...

If You've Been Meaning To Write An Actual Letter, Now Is The Time To Do It

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 11.11.2014 | HuffPost Home

No matter how cute the stationery, bringing back actual letter writing can be a hard sell. There's remembering how to actually write legibly, for star...

The Unexpected Thing You Can Now Buy At IKEA

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 09.15.2014 | HuffPost Home

If you visit us here at HuffPost Home even on occasion, you know we hold two things in high regard: Our (unapologetic) love for IKEA -- because, well,...

A College Student on Actually Writing Letters

Matt Camarda | Posted 10.04.2014 | College
Matt Camarda

Letter writing cultivates patience. When you're writing, your recipient doesn't see an ellipsis doing the worm under his last message. He won't know whether you've "seen" his letter until you respond.

One Artist's Amazing Mission To Save The US Postal Service

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.06.2014 | Arts

Raise your hand if you miss receiving mail. You know, the feeling of rushing to the mailbox to see what unknown messages await you. Grabbing the loot ...

What to Do With Boxes of Old Letters?

Wendy Lustbader | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Lustbader

Often, I will carry a letter around in my purse for weeks, until I have an interlude and setting suitable for responding. Rereading the letter, I like to glance back and forth between different sections to be sure I have taken in the details where the pain or joy resides. All of this is part of encompassing the gift that a friend has finally unburdened herself or opened her heart.

Real Love Letters: My Mom's 20+ Years of Writing to Her Kids

Idealist | Posted 04.30.2014 | Women

Septuagenarian bicyclist, landlord of historic homes, singer in the choirs... The lady has always rocked life with gusto and generosity, and very much to her own beat. This could not be better illustrated than by the over 20 years of letters she's faithfully written to me and my older brother.

On The Lost Art Of Letter Writing

Posted 11.22.2013 | Books

The following is an excerpt of Simon Garfield's new book, To the Letter: In June 2004, 190 people replied to a survey conducted by the Sussex-base...


Sarah Richards Kim, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Sarah Richards Kim, M.D.

Some have suggested that sending a condolence card is in fact part of a physician's professional obligation to a patient. Families may be comforted by the affirmation that their loved one was not merely a name on a roster, but a person, whose death is noteworthy.

The Lost Art of the RSVP

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 02.16.2013 | HuffPost Home
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Etiquette, very simply, is about being polite in social situations. But when a society changes rapidly, sometimes the rules for politeness are ignored.

Farewell to the Letter: Hello OMG!@e-speak

Terence Clarke | Posted 02.10.2013 | Books
Terence Clarke

Letters hold together. Emails often have nothing to grab on to. Letters call for contemplation and soulful enjoyment. Emails call for very little. So, my wish for the return of real writing has not been fulfilled.

The Mail, Magazines and Books: A Love Story

Molly Moynahan | Posted 01.20.2013 | Media
Molly Moynahan

My newspaper love has a fetish side, which is the need for a virgin paper, unread, unwrinkled, untouched.

Lost Letters

Daliah Merzaban | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home
Daliah Merzaban

I recently opened an email account for my mom and taught her how to compose messages to my sisters and I so we could stay in touch while she is traveling. The passion with which she wrote shocked me.

P.S. I Love You: Creating a Digital Farewell File

Hillary St. Pierre | Posted 01.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Hillary St. Pierre

When I found out I was terminally ill, the idea of leaving behind a legacy weighed on me, but not as heavily as the idea that I could leave behind a child with little or no memories of me.

Why Writing to Strangers Isn't So Strange

Mariya Parodi | Posted 12.31.2011 | Women
Mariya Parodi

Granted, the people I am exchanging letters with are "strangers", but as that heart-grabbing quote from "You've Got Mail" goes: "all this nothing has meant more to me than so many something's."

The Dying Art Of Letter Writing

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Loquacious letters and epistolary exchanges between authors are falling by the wayside in the digital age -- and readers and literary estates are all ...

Care About the Earth? Four Simple Ways to Take Action

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

It's officially Climate Week. In case you feel discouraged that you can't do enough, remember Gandhi's words: "Almost everything you do will seem insignificant, but it is very important that you do it."

"Jailhouse Talk"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Zezima

I knew it was only a matter of time before my journalistic crimes landed me in jail. I just didn't think I would end up on Rikers Island.

The Fix Video: All About Letter Writing

Michele Wissot | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michele Wissot

Letter writing. Admittedly a stress-inducing activity. First, it's the what-to-write without sounding like a fake or sap. Then it's the reality that...

Letter Writing Saves Lives

Samara O'Shea | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samara O'Shea

If you're like me, charity work is something you really want to do--someday. Someday when you're older and not working so hard, when you have more tim...