Typewriters at letter writing social

Letter Writing Socials, typewriters, letter writing, Valentine's Day

Typewriters at Letter Writing Socials

“What is going on here?”  This is a question I often hear when I’m lugging my typewriters into a local coffee shop. Upon hearing that I’m hosting a letter writing social, where we actually write (or type) letters, the person usually pauses in a rather long, awkward silence trying to make sense out of it all.

Letter Writing Socials, letter writing, typewriters, snail mail

Letters make us remember

What often follows next is my favorite part. A story is usually forth coming about a grandparent sending postcards, a typing class ‘back-in-the-day’  or a collection of letters kept still, after many years, from a parent who has long ago passed on.

Letter Writing Socials, typewriters, Valentine's Day, snail mail, letter writing

A new generation discovers the charm of snail mail

My most recent Letter Writing Social was held earlier this month for Valentine’s Day. Turn-out was good, nine people in total. The click-clacking of the typewriters had the place a buzz’n.

In terms of demographics, most were younger professionals or students in University, mostly female. There were a couple of loyal die-hards (love you) but everyone else was attending for the first time.

Letter Writing Socials, typewriters, Valentine's Day, snail mail, letter writing

Any occasion is reason to write a letter

Generally the Letter Writing Socials are seasonal in theme, Mother’s Day is one that is well attended or sometimes I invite special guests to the Letter Writing Socials like the one last year featuring Fountain Pens , but really, no special event is required to write a letter to a friend.

Letter Writing Socials, typewriters, Valentine's Day, snail mail, letter writing

Starting your own Letter Writing Social

Although swimming against the digital current of our day,  I continue to travel with my typewriters in hopes of introducing the lost art of letter writing to more people.

Should you be interested in starting a Letter Writing Social yourself please message me for information and pricing for a DIY starter kit, including my tips and recommendations.

For anyone local, the next Letter Writing Social is on March 16th. Will you join me?

 

 

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Comments

  1. I have thoroughly enjoyed looking at your FAB pic! 🙂

    • It was a fun evening for sure, Sydney. Happy to provide a little window into the evening for those far away 🙂