Thursday, May 10, 2012

Letters - The New E-mails

The Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History believes letters are the new e-mails. That's the theme for this year's Annual Letter Writing Day on Sunday, May 20.

Recipients who received an e-mailed announcement about the event were asked, "When was the last time you wrote or received a personal letter?  Do you have some letters that you have saved because they are special to you?  Do your children ever write a letter rather than sending an email?  Are you just tired of receiving and answering emails?"

It goes to say, "Children's book author and illustrator Jennifer Morris will read from her book about sending a letter, demonstrate how she illustrates books and show pictures of her studio. In addition, she will help both children and adults create illustrated stationery and envelopes to use to send letters to friends."

In addition, visitors are being asked to share their personal stories about favorite letters they have received and even encouraged to bring some of these to the program. 

Museum Education Director Henry Lukas is quoted as saying "People should bring their friends' mailing addresses to send their letters.  The Museum will pay the postage." He added, "people will use a stamp rather than hit the send button."

For more information, click here.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:00 AM