Since 2012, one of my best friends and I’ve exchanged several letterbooks. My friend is the one who started this project. See, we both exchanged letters — the old-fashioned way with a paper, pen, and snail mail — but then one day my friend came up with the idea to compile her letters in a notebook, hence the name, letterbook. This idea is actually great, and it saves me stamp fees and the time to constantly go to the post office to mail a letter. Not to mention, doing this is definitely more personal than just emailing. On average, it takes about 3-8 months to complete a letterbook; it all depends on how often we write in the notebook. A lot of my writing is done at a coffee shop. That’s one way I like to chill out whenever I get the time.
What do we write in our letterbooks? All sorts of things. We write to each other about our daily life, or we ask each other questions and answer them, or we just write whatever comes to our mind. My friend sends me postcards and other doodads inside the letterbook, too. Sometimes she draws in them, as well. Me? I just stick to writing since I can’t draw worth a hoot, and while I could send postcards, I don’t since she’s lived here before, so it seems a bit silly to send her Korean touristy postcards. My friend writes in both printing and cursive, while I stick to printing because my cursive is quite illegible.
Anyway, I just received another one from her today, hence this blog entry :) After a long day of work, coming home to a letterbook has made my day! Seeing this letterbook also reminds me to get moving with the new one I started last month. I’m quite behind on it . . . !!! Must get on it!
Dear, readers — what are some projects have you done with your friends? Would you ever do a letterbook with someone? Have you ever done something similar?