Saturday 27 December 2014
I was reflecting on my childhood Christmases, and the presents I would regularly receive each year.
Amongst other things, there was always a Rupert Bear annual, a licorice smokers set, and some writing paper.
For some bizarre reason I always loved my pristine new pad of Basildon Bond writing paper and its matching pack of envelopes. The paper was usually pale blue, with an almost invisible magical watermark. There was something so exciting about writing all those 'thank you' letters on brand new paper. I can remember the feeling as if it was yesterday.
I don't suppose many people, especially children, receive writing pads for Christmas any more, nor do they write many letters.
I can't see snail mail letter writing ever making a comeback; can you?