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Scented Letters

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In this modern world of technology, overflowing with text messages, e-mails, etc… there is nothing than can replace a handwritten letter received in the mail by a loved one.  Nothing.

Writing is art.  It is the expression of the mind and the heart, flowing out from the individual, onto paper, in a way that creatively expresses them.  It is an expression of self that many do not experience because it is so different from an ordinary conversation.  And yet, many say that hand-writing is dead.

I was told that schools will no longer teach cursive because it has been replaced with computers.  This saddens me.  The more we use man-made technology, the more we should realize that hand-writing is very much a necessity.  When the computer crashes, or the power is out, there is still pen and paper and candlelight.

I love to write letters and surprise my family with them, you know, tuck one in my hubby’s pants pocket or work shirt while he isn’t looking, so that he’s greeted with a little surprise later in the day. Something short and sweet, that puts a smile on his face.  I love to surprise my boys with little letters in a packed lunch for a field trip, or by their pillow when they wake in the morning telling them how blessed I am, that God chose ME to be their mother.

  Our sons have picked up on this and in return surprise US with random letters every now and then, and I know it’s something they will carry into their marriages one day and do special little things like this for their wife and children.

Writing is not dead, it’s very much alive. It’s a necessity. It’s creativity.

Scented Letters

Some of my favorite memories include handwritten letters that were sent by my aunt. I remember it smelling of roses. She would spritz the envelopes and letters with her favorite perfume. Today, I would love to challenge you to write a handwritten letter to someone special. Consider adding a favorite scent to waft by their nasal passages and stir up a special memory as they slowly pull your letter out of the envelope.

Aromatherapy is powerful in that it reaches the limbic center of our brain, putting scents together with memories, sparking days of old that may have been forgotten.

What’s YOUR Scent?

What’s your favorite memory? Who were you with? What do you remember?  Was there a certain smell that you place with that memory?  For example, Christmas brings with it the wonderful aromas of spices and scents of pine, evergreen and more.  Fall offers woodsy scents mixed with that of baking breads and pumpkin pies.  Spring brings the floral fragrances and summer has the smell of citrus.  How about an emotion such as pure joy, gratitude, inspiration or romance. No matter the occasion or situation, I can guarantee there’s an essential oil for it.

For me, I would have to say that cinnamon would be the essential oil of choice when it comes to my boys.  We LOVE to bake oatmeal cookies on rainy days together.  When they are older and have family’s of their own, this is a scent I know that will jump out and warm their hearts immediately.  A scent that will take them back to the times we spent together in the kitchen, where we weren’t just baking cookies, we were making memories.

Make a Scented Letter

You will need the following:

  • Essential oil of your choice
  • spay bottle that mist (not squirt)

DIRECTIONS: In your spray bottle add 1 Tbsp of water.  Than add 5-6 drops essential oil and shake well.  Lightly mist the spray onto your paper and than test it to see if it’s scented enough for your liking .  If not, spritz paper again.  Than set aside to dry for a few minutes.  You can even place in a plastic ziploc bag and seal, setting aside until it dries.  Usually about 10 minutes.  When dried, test to be sure your fragrance is still to your liking.  If not, repeat process until it is.  You are now ready to write your letter.

The fragrance lingers in the hand that gives the rose.” (stamp on front of card)

~May you enjoy the art of writing with you and yours as you create memories that last a lifetime.~

 

 

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Author: scentsableliving

Hi, my name is Tanya. I invite you to join me on this exciting journey of discovering a more natural approach to caring for ourselves and those we love. I believe that God has given us everything we need in order to take back our health, and our lives, by creating chemical free homes and obtaining financial freedom. Welcome to Scentsable Living.

8 thoughts on “Scented Letters

  1. I remember writing scented letters as a young girl!!! I had forgotten all about that…thank you for posting on this. This will be revived with my children 😀

  2. Adding a scent is the perfect enhancement to a heartfelt letter of appreciation–whether that letter is a romantic love letter or simply a letter to a friend or family member. Thank you for posting the suggestion; it will surely inspire many, many people to write those letters and make their recipients feel good. It’s certainly in keeping with my own Big, Achievable Goal: to get millions of people worldwide to write letters of appreciation to establish, enhance, and even rebuild their relationships and thereby change their world. My book, “How to Write Heartfelt Letters to Treasure: For Special Occasions and Occasions Made Special,” published last August, is yet another tool to help people find warmth once again in the act of letter writing.

    • Tanya, I enjoyed once again your post on adding memorable scents to handwritten letters. I was just realizing that August 2017 marks the five-year publication anniversary of my inspirational comprehensive reference book that helps people create those scented memories, “How to Write Heartfelt Letters to Treasure: For Special Occasions and Occasions Made Special.” Many, many people have been writing those letters, changing their relationships and their world for the better. I invite your readers to visit http://goodwaystowrite.com/heartfelt-stories to read your story, Tanya, and others’ relating to their experiences in writing or receiving special letters, or to visit http://goodwaystowrite.com/heartfelt-letters-book for more information about the book. I’ve also developed free, handy bookmarks that show the why and how of writing a letter of appreciation; anyone who wants one to three dozen for further distribution (friends, church groups, clubs, organizations, bag stuffers/purchase premiums) can click on my name to contact me through my website. Same goes for anyone who’d like to email me to request a JPG image of both sides of that bookmark for personal reference. Thank you, Tanya, for helping the world focus on love and gratitude instead of fear.

      • Hey there! Thank you so very much, you are a treasure. And thank you so much for sharing a few links. Can you believe it’s been 5 years since your publication! I’m so excited for you! 🙂 Blessings to you!

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