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Monday, October 17, 2011

Give Away Winner and First Recorded Handwritten Letter ~

From the beginning of time man has been trying to preserve traditions and memories. Thankfully we have come a long way from having to carve pictures and words into stone or using animal skins. With the discovery of using plant leaves and the bark of trees, writing and preserving traditions and memories became much easier.The libraries of Alexandria and Pergamum were made possible through the use of the Egyptian papyrus.

According to Hellanicus, an ancient historian, the first recorded hand written letter was around 500 BC by Persian Queen Atossa, daughter of  Cyrus The Great and his wife Cassandane. Queen Atossa lived between 550 BC to 475 BC.

Though technology has made it possible to connect with people across the globe with a key stroke, an instant message received on a computer screen cannot replace the warm feeling of receiving a handwritten letter; written just for you! A letter can be tucked away and pulled out, held and re-read any time.

Help keep the Art of letter writing alive ... write a letter of encouragement; congratulations; or just to let them know you are thinking of them, to a loved one today!

CONGRATULATIONS TO Sandi, writer, of 
Rose Chintz Cottage

Sandi will be receiving this beautiful assortment of items to help keep the Art of Letter Writing Alive, tuck in a Creativeco-op box, which may be used to store letter writing stationary or letters/cards received. Sandi please email me at fallingoffahighheeledlife@gmail.com  your mailing address and I will get your box out to you this week.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this give away, don't forget I do random give ~ aways, so if you are a follower of this blog you may just be a winner, so I hope you keep reading from time to time.

If you are looking for a fun way to keep up with your writing skills why not join BlogLand Pen Pal,


  1. Congratulations to Sandi on being the Giveaway winner.

    I agree with you about having a letter to read and re-read over and over again. I have a letter my mother wrote to my grandmother years ago. I feel fortunate to have it! I have read and re-read it and when I do, I think about the times and I wonder if my mom would still write letters if she had all we have available now.

  2. Congrats to Sandi!!!!

    Thanks so much for thinking of my while in Paris, it meant the world to get the post card!

    Happy Monday my sweet sweet friend!


  3. Congratulations to the LUCKY winner!!!!!! Have a beautiful day :)

    xo's Kristin

  4. Dearest Celia,

    Congrats to Sandi for winning such a grand prize!
    For me, I was a winner too, for receiving your lovely handwritten post card from Paris.
    Merci beaucoup mon ami!

    Love to you,


  5. Oh my goodness, Celia! I am thrilled to win your generous Giveaway! Thank you so much, dear lady. I will be in touch.


  6. Yeah to Sandie...I love that she won...

  7. Yeah to Sandie...I love that she won...

  8. Dearest Celia,

    Forgot to mention how funny it is that I'd written about our Papyrus plant, alongside the pond yesterday. Now you mention the very Egyptian Papyrus here in your post as well...

    Love to you,


  9. Congrats to Sandi!! What a fun and thoughtful giveaway. She will surely love receiving this! xoxo


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