While we can all agree that technology is amazing, and we can safely say that we spend the majority of our days looking at screens. Sometimes there is a longing to… dabble in the ways of the old, if you will.
I previously made a list of things from the past that we should still have.
But, the things in that list were pretty big in the grand scale of things, and so this list is of things that are smaller. Things that use to be the daily norm but now… not so much. All these things are available, but not common. Who let these fall out of trend I don’t know, but clearly there has been some mistake?
Hand Written Letters
I know that hand writing letters has gone out of “trend” because it is so much quicker and… cheaper to send messages via e-mail and such.
But with written letters there’s a more emotional connection to whoever you’re writing to. When someone takes the time to physically write out the words with ink on paper, then it’s more than just words. It’s emotion. They thought out those words carefully and wrote every single letter, for you.
Not to mention all the potential for romance surrounding letters. Hand written letters are just romantic in nature. And let’s be real here….. we all love romances that include sappy things like letter writing …. Well…. I’m here for it! ＼(*T▽T*)／
OOOooo and sometimes there’s this tension of unanswered questions as you wait for the other to reply. Double tension if the setting is romantic! Sometimes it’s exciting. Sometimes it’s scary. Depends on the conversation.
But I think we can all agree that receiving a letter is one of the most joyful experiences in our little human lives.
I love candles. I just love them. They don’t even have to smell good. Something about candle light is incredibly soothing to me. Candle time is relaxing time to me. Just imagine, way back when there were candles everywhere, how relaxed everyone would be?? I mean, sure there’s the constant fear that one candle could burn down the whole village but ppffffffftt. I’d be walking down the streets at night, surrounded by night candles (night candles is a thing now okay?) and just be trudging along like the relaxed gloop I am.
I know. I know. Fire safety. Not using candles has most likely lowered the rate of house fires. BUUUUUUT…. if I ever find a spooky lair to call my own, I’m gonna use candles. But candles in lanterns (as shown above) because that’s safer and I’m not a full fledged daredevil yet.
I don’t know about you guys, but bookish candles is a pretty big thing nowadays. I have two and booooooy do they smell gooooood. So, candles haven’t died out or anything. You can buy them just about anywhere.
BUT WHY CAN’T I GO WANDERING ON A FOREST TRAIL, IN A CLOAK WITH A CANDLE LANTERN LIKE A SPOOKY WITCH?????? #bucketlistgoalsamiright?
Like candles, I know you can still get typewriters. Though they are a little harder to find these days. Not to mention hella expensive. And I again know that the reason no one really uses typewriters anymore is because of computers. And that’s fine.
But with typewriters there’s a whole other layer of satisfaction.
- It automatically prints your work!
- If you make a spelling mistake…. better start aaaaalllll ooover again!
- It looks like a hell of a lot of fun!
- It makes the authentic clicky-clicky noise that plastic computer keyboards can’t do!
- A type writer will never run out of battery! You just need more paper and ink! WOOOOO! YOU CAN WORK FOREVER!!!!
- Type writers always have the best authentic fonts!
- Did I mention the clicky-clicky noise???
You can use your typewriter to write a letter!!! And seal it with candle wax!!
Do you write/receive letters?? Sappy Romantic Tropes are still awesome right?? Do you like candle light too?? More importantly… Do you own any bookish candles? If so, which ones??