Paw Prints — letter

"I want to send some snail-mail... what should I buy?"

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

Well, firstly, congratulations on writing something by hand and making the recipient's day! Letter-writing is dying out, and I despair for future historians who may have nothing to look at. So much of what we know about social history comes from written accounts - letters, notes, accounts and so on. It will be a real shame if the world loses that ephemera.

Secondly, let's talk a bit more about what you want to write? Because in the same way you don't want to use a spade to prune a rosebush, what you want to write will dictate (to some degree) what you want to write on.

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I challenge you to put pen to paper

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

When was the last time you held a proper letter in your hand? When was the last time you wrote one? Today? This week? This month? This year?

This decade?

This century??

I challenge you to write a letter this week - whether it's to a friend or family member, or a random act of kindness to a stranger - put pen to paper and make someone's day.

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Solitude and good company

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

"Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company" - Lord Byron

Should you get the yen for letter-writing in these challenging times (please do! It's a dying art. And it would be good to have less ephemeral records of this time than emails and text messages), Nero's Notes has a selection of great paper for you.

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Laid... or wove?

Posted by Amanda Fleet on

No, I'm not going to wander off into declining the verb to lay... or discuss why weave changes to wove... I'm talking paper here.

A laid paper is a type of paper which has fine ridges on its surface, historically produced during manufacture. Originally, laid paper was made by hand in large vats. Wove paper has a uniform surface and no texture or watermark.

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