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Saturday, December 23, 2006

The lost art of letter writing

Inspired after reading Stoddard's book Gift of a Letter in one sitting, I marched down to the local fine stationery store and purchased some fine note cards and envelopes (with gilded border and understated decoration), as well as a Lamy italic pen, and dashed off a couple of thankyou notes (must credit Yoz again for an article on this art). Also ordered a used copy of Fred Eager's The Italic Way to Beautiful Handwriting, which I've learned from in the past.

It's often fun to turn to low-tech tools, like letter writing, to bring at least a semblance of sanity to our lightspeed technological culture.



  • Glad to see you joining the pen and paper crowd. I've been an addict for many years now, and the experience of a fine pen on fine paper is relaxing, almost cathartic at times.

    By Anonymous Floozle, at 12/25/2006 6:47 PM  

  • Hi Floozle - Great to see someone else in the club.

    Must write another thankyou note this evening.

    Fine papers are expensive, but a delight to use.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 12/25/2006 9:13 PM  

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