When bad news stories are rife and you just can’t see how this is going to get better, happenings like The Lettering House restore your faith in humanity.
Woodford Folk Festival 2016 saw 135,000 people through its magnificent bamboo gates and over 7000 of these came into our 6m x 10m tent that was transformed into a vintage post office for a week.
The only dedicated writing space within the festival; The Lettering House sought to offer patrons a tranquil environment away from the chaos of the festival buzz in which to reconnect with the art of the handwritten letter. Posties delivered letters round the festival site to people they thought fit the description on the envelope; spreading joy and goodwill to recipients.
The simplicity of the handwritten letter and the joy it can bring should not be underestimated. When was the last time you wrote a letter? How did you feel the last time you received one?
How about letting the world slow down for a moment. Put on the kettle, settle into your favourite chair with a cuppa and write a letter to someone special. I promise you it will make you feel warm inside and will fill their cup as well.