For the love of letters

May 2, 2017

Remember the last time you received a hand-written letter? You probably felt like framing it, because in a time of text messaging and social media updates the art of putting pen to paper feels like an act from a bygone era.

Maybe the fact that letter-writing seems outdated is the very thing that gives it such high value.

An old letter can provide a cherished link with a loved-one, or it could represent the perfect opportunity for some heartfelt emotion to be expressed in a depth that a spoken conversation, an email or a text cannot hope to reach.

We also subconsciously recognise and appreciate the time and effort that has gone into composing a letter.

The written word is an art form, undeniably. Not only the rhythm and flow of each sentence, but the artistry of the lettering. Whether it comes close to being perfect calligraphy or in the worst scrawl possible, it still represents something special.

And the important letters of our lives have an enduring quality – you probably have a dusty box in the top of a wardrobe or the loft, containing precious pieces of paper that you don’t have the heart to discard.

This love of the handwritten letter is reflected in one of our Roman blind designs – the Script Natural

The evocative design is enhanced by its sepia tone, so often a hue which we associate with the passage of time, when paper and ink fade but the memories linger. The only thing missing – thankfully – is the musty aroma which usually accompanies such ancient parchments.

It’s a design that is equally at home in a modern, minimalist décor or a more traditional cottage-themed home.

For a closer look and to request a sample use this link or call us on 0118 9454534 or 0844 8009204

Why we love letters

  • A hand-written letter or card is so much more personal than an electronic communication
  • The only special device needed to receive one is a letter box
  • They provide a permanent record of communication
  • Tiny keepsakes can be included in the envelope with a letter – such as a lock of hair or a small, pressed flower
  • Your computer can’t catch a bug from a letter
  • A letter takes time to compose, and usually conveys a greater depth of emotion
  • A hand-written letter is unique

Letters in song

  • Dear Prudence – The Beatles, 1968
  • I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter – popularised by Fats Waller, who recorded it in 1935 at the height of his fame.
  • Please Mr Postman – 1975 No. 1 for The Carpenters, recorded by many others
  • P.S. I Love You – The Beatles, 1962
  • A Letter To Elise – The Cure, 1992
  • Oh Mr Postman – B*Witched, 1998
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) – Stevie Wonder, 1975
  • Another Postcard – Barenaked Ladies, 2003
  • Love Letters – Alison Moyet, 1987, and many others
  • Love Letters In The Sand – Pat Boone, 1957, and many others
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