Yup..As a lil girl I loved handwritten letters I received from friends...Back then I had a secret letter friend guess who was my letter friend? God :) whom I used to write letters and let him know what made me sad or I disliked and what I need next time so that I will be happy again.
Many years later first time when I left my mum's home to join my job in a far away city I wrote a big letter to my mum saying how much I would miss her and I was thankful for what she did all these years for me...emotional letter :) and hid it under the pillows so that she would find it at a later time when I had already left home. She was surprised and happy to read it..Now each of my visits to her place I hide her letter and a lil gift and it is fun..
Reminds me I used to gift my mum on her birthday handmade cards from childhood since I couldn't afford to buy a card. And I painted or sketched pictures in the card and wrote few lines or a poem to wish her a Happy birthday. Oneday I found she has all of my silly cards saved at a place and it surprised me.
Letters are beautiful memories....i wish I had some to re-read..sigh!