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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Why I Love Paper

I received some upsetting news today and it got me thinking about why I love paper. You all know the obvious reasons. It's pretty and bright and colorful and often filled with silly pictures and it simply makes me smile. But there are many more heartfelt and important reasons than just the aesthetic ones.

Paper lasts. Paper that is thousands of years old has been recovered and people's stories have been told. Stories other wise never known. After I received my unhappy news today I took to crafting to distract myself. I covered my MTN Diary Insert in paper. The main focus being a vintage postcard. A postcard that is over 100 years old.  Here it is today still telling its story. The postmark has it dated 1910.

This made me think about why I love to journal on paper and write real letters instead of emails. There is something wonderful and deeply human about writing. About putting good old fashion pen to paper. A feeling a white screen just can't do. Don't  get me wrong, I love the technology we have today. But there are some things which just can't be done digitally. When the computer/phone/tablet battery goes dead that's it. Sure you can back things up but who will happen upon them? Most likely no one... No one will see your digital journal in 100 years. No one will happen across those heartfelt emails to friends and family 100 years from now in an attic. No one will know your story, life, dreams, hopes, fears.

I wish writing journals and letters was a requirement. Something that was taught in school at a young age and encouraged. Think of all the wonderful stories that could be shared between people that wouldn't have been other wise. Imagine having personal, thoughtful records of family members that have gone...  A lasting tangible something to stay connected with. Something to turn to when feeling lonely or nostalgic. Something...


  1. I am so with you dear! That why I love paper & would never ever want to miss it. It´s special, it´s wonderful & I would eat it if it was food. Ha ha ha....

  2. Hi Sara,
    I'm not to familiar with blogs and this is the first time I have ever responded. I haven't read many but after watching your you tube video on how you decorated your bright pink Filofax, I thought I would visit.
    I love your post on why you love paper. Explaining how with the 100 year old post card still tells a story! Yay kudos to you, I think many of us can relate and it is true nothing replaces pen to paper. By the way Happy 30th Birthday, enjoy your day!

  3. This was pretty powerful and just wonderful. I feel the same way! :)

  4. Aww. <3 It's great to know that other people still feel so strongly about this. And so you know, this post has been as inspiring to me as the Pinterest boards you shared the other day. :)