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Friday, December 09, 2005

Sealed With A Loving Kiss

Remember the days of “love letters”?

Love may be in the air but it is no longer in the mail, according to a new competition to revive the art of love letter writing.

Reuters reports that the competition was run in United States for the first time last year. There were 5000 entries. This year, the competition is open to entrants from Britains as well.

The philanthropist Henri Zimand organized the competition in memory of his wife, Anda who died from breast cancer in 2003 at the age of 49.

Zimand said, “In this age of one-line emails and abbreviated text messages, the simple art of letter writing has all but been forgotten. No one should underestimate the power of a letter that truly comes form the heart and with every letter I receive, I am moved, and remember my Anda.”

For each of the first 10,000 letters submitted to the website www.AndaSpirit.com in Britain or www.AndaSpiritUSA.com in the United States, Zimand will make a contribution to a cancer facility in the area where the letter originated.

Reuters further reports – If inspiration is needed, an example of one of last year’s entries is as follows: “Heartfelt and true, your beauty shines through, with love, emoion and everlasting devotion, I yearn to marry you.”

Well, I know many of my learned friends can do better than that!

2 comment(s):

sealed with a kiss.....

By Blogger roya parsay, at 5:56 am  

Those were the days
we thot they'd never end ...
persuade BPOst to run a simiLAr contest for
Malaysians -- I wanna be head JUdge!

Suggested Prize: a tutorial by Yan (& fRiends?) on LuvLetter
making (JIT) for Chinese New Year!:)
Desi will give a Post-tutorial on:
Luv Journalism 101!

(Y&Art Chris thot me dat!)

By Blogger desiderata, at 9:30 am  

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