Lately I’ve been able to catch up on creating – making art, writing letters, gardening. Its been such a pleasure. And so special to start receiving mail back – people love receiving letters, so much more fun than just a bundle of bills and junk in your mail box!

Here at Rojo Robin we of course celebrate the art of the letter (and invitation) – much more meaningful than an email or facebook invite.

I did a little pinterest-ing and googling to look at some beautiful examples of the letter…

Source: via Jesses on Pinterest

And how to fill a beautiful piece of paper?

Source: via Jesses on Pinterest

The inspiring Brain Pickings often features some great letters from the past… I loved this letter from Vita Sackville West to Virginia Woolf in 1927… the poetry, the celebration of writing, the beauty of the letter…

“I am reduced to a thing that wants Virginia. I composed a beautiful letter to you in the sleepless nightmare hours of the night, and it has all gone: I just miss you, in a quite simple desperate human way. You, with all your undumb letters, would never write so elementary a phrase as that; perhaps you wouldn’t even feel it. And yet I believe you’ll be sensible of a little gap. But you’d clothe it in so exquisite a phrase that it should lose a little of its reality. Whereas with me it is quite stark: I miss you even more than I could have believed; and I was prepared to miss you a good deal. So this letter is really just a squeal of pain. It is incredible how essential to me you have become. I suppose you are accustomed to people saying these things. Damn you, spoilt creature; I shan’t make you love me any more by giving myself away like this — But oh my dear, I can’t be clever and stand-offish with you: I love you too much for that. Too truly. You have no idea how stand-offish I can be with people I don’t love. I have brought it to a fine art. But you have broken down my defenses. And I don’t really resent it.”