Letter writing is an art, and we’ve lost it. Phones, computers, texting, and emailing have replaced the time and thoughtfulness of pen and paper. Maybe this is our time to recover it.

In a letter you can describe your heart. You can be close though you are far. You can prove that you spent considerable time thinking about someone, and translating that thought into something material. And you can create a memory for more than just yourself.

We’re not going to tell you how to write a letter. That’s pretty obvious. But we absolutely LOVE the romance of this prose, especially as read by the author Eavan Bolland, about how it feels to be writing – reading – and keeping beloved stacks of letters: