Letter Writing Day
When is Letter Writing Day? This holiday is always observed on December 7
Today is Letter Writing Day. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone, either printed or in cursive? …….I thought so. Take a few minutes and send someone a handwritten letter on this December 7 holiday.
Does anybody write letters anymore!? Letter writing is almost a lost art skill. Most letters and notes nowadays are on texts, emails, and instant messages. Messages are sent much more quickly via smartphones and the internet.
Letter Writing Day History
There is no clear origin of this day. One possibility is that this day evolved from Japan and the hobby of stamp collecting. Japan has a Letter Writing Week and a Letter Writing Day. Actually, the Japanese Letter Writing Day is held monthly on the 23rd of each month.
A second possibility is that this day evolved from one of many school-related letter-writing days. There are many references to this day as a grade school, high school, and college letter-writing day. These events are often one-time events and have been held on a myriad of dates.
With the arrival of emails and texting, writing an actual letter with pen and paper has all but disappeared. In school, children are no longer learning cursive. A hand-printed letter is just not the same. Most people don’t save emails and text messages on a long-term basis. While emails and texts are both great communication tools, most people do not save them on a long-term basis. Future generations will not have the joy of re-discovering long-lost love letters and warm greetings from friends.
Regardless, of how it originated, Letter Writing Day is here. Participate in this unique day, by sending someone a handwritten letter today. The recipient will be glad you did.
How to Celebrate Letter Writing Day
Write a handwritten note to anyone. May we suggest writing it to a:
- Parent or grandparent
- Your kids
- An elderly person
- Or, send one to me!
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” – – Winston Churchill
Is Letter Writing Day a National Day?
We did not find the origin or the creator of this special day. When it came time to document this special day, the creator probably had writer’s cramps. So, he or she could not help us to determine if this should be called a national day.
There is some reference to this as National Letter Writing Day. However, the references are fairly recent. When we originally researched this day in the early 2000s, the word “National” was not in the title. We do not know who inadvertently added the word “national”. Also, we found no congressional records or presidential proclamations.
Definition of “National” Days – And why it is important to distinguish true national days.
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