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An Open Letter to Comedy

Johnny Taylor | Posted 02.09.2016 | Comedy
Johnny Taylor

Dear Comedy, Hi again. I know you aren't used to reading letters from me. It's unusual on this end too. Just wanted to jot a few lines down to let ...

Dear Me: Letter to My 16-Year-Old Self

Diane Lee | Posted 12.30.2015 | Women
Diane Lee

Dear Me, Wow. You are almost 50. So glad you made it out of the '80s alive, with your brain cells fully intact and no hint of an STD. But wasn't it...

How to Write a Love Letter: Inspiration from Beauvoir and Sartre

Skye Cleary | Posted 11.24.2015 | Women
Skye Cleary

Hot summer romances are a long distant memory as the northern hemisphere winter closes in and tempts us towards hibernation, hot chocolate, and heated holiday party debates.

A Blueprint for Cultivating Gratitude

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

Is there a secret recipe for writing a good letter? I don't think so. There are many creative ways to express gratitude. This is the blueprint I use:

Being Expressive, Being Yourself

Sonia Gul Baluch | Posted 11.11.2015 | Parents
Sonia Gul Baluch

Yesterday, I received a letter from my father all the way from my country, which is like a thousand miles away. Yes! A letter! I am not talking about ...

Ask Robbie: Online Profile Frustration

Robert Kingett | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Kingett

Everybody is different so try to not judge someone just by their profile alone. I know it's tempting to do so but try to send them a message. Say, Hi. Strike up a conversation and dig a bit deeper into what they have to offer.

A Letter To Myself On The Day My Marriage Ended

Kira Gould | Posted 09.30.2015 | Divorce
Kira Gould

Dear Me, It's all going to be okay. Things are totally crappy right now, but this moment, this feeling, is temporary.

Dear Future Daughter

Hope Kumor | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Hope Kumor

Always remember that daddy and I love you and you will grow up into a beautiful and wonderful woman who will meet a man who desires you. Never settle for less because you're a great person. We want you to meet a guy who would do anything for you--just like daddy.

The White House Creates 'Letters To President Obama' Tumblr

The Huffington Post | Dhyana Taylor | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama famously started his term by announcing he'd read 10 letters a day from ordinary Americans -- and now the public can ...

These Beautiful Handwritten Love Letters Will Leave You Swooning

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.30.2015 | Arts

Once, while thumbing through my favorite book -- To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf -- I found a scrap of paper wedged within the "Time Passes" sect...

Mom With Stage 4 Cancer Writes Letters To Her Daughter For Future Milestones

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.18.2015 | Parents

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This Stunning Stationery Will Give You A Reason To Send Some Mail

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.02.2015 | HuffPost Home

Photo credit: Rootytootoot/Flickr The fine yet dying art of letterpress shouldn't just be reserved for wedding invitations and baby announcement...

5 Things I Wish For My Future 2028 Graduate

Janine Huldie | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Janine Huldie

Please understand that you might not always grasp certain concepts when they are first introduced to you, and will indeed make your fair share of mistakes. As they say, if at first you don't succeed, try, try again -- because learning and practice certainly can and will make perfect.

Letter to My Girls About the Mean Girl

Janine Huldie | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Janine Huldie

A mean girl is a bully who will use mental warfare and aggression to drag you down every chance she can get.

'Like Sending a Hug in the Mail'

Christine French Cully | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Christine French Cully

The handwritten friendly letter is a dying art form. That saddens me, because I'm amazed and gratified at all the wisdom and support that have been passed on to me via letters.

Dear Rajon Rondo

Sam Johnson | Posted 06.01.2015 | Comedy
Sam Johnson

It all started as a practical joke, just because I realized that @therealrondo was not taken yet on Twitter. But it quickly snowballed. My original concept for the joke was simple: to build up as many followers in your name as possible and then make a crazy announcement.

Handwritten Letters From Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Alexander Calder And More

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.13.2015 | Arts

"Letter writing is probably the most beautiful manifestation in human relations," John Graham wrote to his wife Elinor in 1958. "In fact, it is its fi...

These Letters Don't Exist In Our Alphabet Anymore -- Here's Why

Michael Rosen | Posted 04.15.2015 | Books
Michael Rosen

It's easy to think of the alphabet we recite and use as something fixed but, like almost everything in language, it changes. We call it Roman, but the...

Langston Hughes: "In All My Life I Have Never Been Free"

Posted 02.10.2015 | Books

The following is an excerpt from The Letters of Langston Hughes, a collection of correspondences between the author and his loved ones and contemporar...

A Letter to Taya Kyle, Widow of American Sniper Chris Kyle

Sybil Brun | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Sybil Brun

Although the movie is deeply moving -- and yes, sad -- it contains a powerful message that continues to resonate with me. So would I have had it any other way? Not a chance.

You Are a Miracle: A Letter to My Future Daughter

Kerry Vollherbst | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Kerry Vollherbst

Daughter, when you feel surrounded by darkness, it's tempting to think you're meant to be dark, too. You might ask, "If others aren't beaming in this way, surely I'm not meant to; and surely I'm not capable of bringing light, right?"

Slowing Down to Listen

Cassidy Hall | Posted 03.31.2015 | Religion
Cassidy Hall

I only knew Bill for about 2 years and the culmination of his kindness, generosity, openness, and love, accounted for a lifetime with a surrogate grandfather.

9 Reasons Not To Abandon The Art Of The Handwritten Letter

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living

Nowadays we rarely pick up a pen and paper to communicate with one another, but it might not be wise for us to trade this long-standing, cultural prac...

Writing Handwritten Letters Each Month: What Will It Bring You?

Janet Kinosian | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Janet Kinosian

I'm writing five handwritten pen and ink letters to people each month for 12 months and see what comes of it. No typing as I somehow feel that would be cheating. And definitely no cards. Flat paper stationary and ink pens held with fingers. I want to remember what it's like talking to someone directly on paper with a pen in my hand.

January Is National Thank You Month: How to Write the Perfect Thank-You Note

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 03.06.2015 | HuffPost Home
Jacqueline Whitmore

January is National Thank You Month, the perfect opportunity to pause and express your gratitude. While an email or text message is nice and a phone call is fine, nothing conveys heartfelt thanks or leaves a lasting impression better than a handwritten note.