Dear Abby: I am delighted that you still offer the booklet “How to Write Letters for All Occasions.” When I was in my early teens, I ordered this booklet. It taught me not only how to write letters, but it gave me confidence to write — letters and more.
I have continued to write letters throughout my life. My skills, honed at such a young age, helped me in completing the often required writing during college and in my working life. Although I often use e-mail for communication, my writing skills serve me well. I now do some creative writing as well, having built on the skills I attained through your booklet.
Most important of all, it is a wonderful feeling to have stayed connected with friends and family over the years. A letter is an enduring reminder of love and friendship — one that exists far longer than a phone call. I owe so much to the booklet I ordered from Dear Abby years ago. Thank you!
Katherine in Stockton, Calif.
Thank you for your beautiful letter and for letting me know how helpful my booklet has been for you. Letter-writing and e-mailing can be difficult for many people who aren’t used to organizing their thoughts on paper or while viewing their computer screen.
The booklet can be ordered by sending your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 to Dear Abby — Letters Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Shipping and handling are included in the price.
With the holiday season upon us and people sending greetings and thank-yous through the end of the year, this is the perfect time to send a handwritten letter or a well-written e-mail.