The Letter: Definition, Materials List, Address & Processing
There are many variations on the definition of a letter, but they pretty much all contain the same elements:
A written, typed, or printed communication, especially one sent in an envelope by mail or messenger.
A written or printed communication addressed to a person or organization and usually transmitted by mail.
A direct or personal written or printed message addressed to a person or organization.
A written or printed message from one person to another, usually put in an envelope and delivered as mail.
A written or printed message to a person or group, usually sent by mail in an envelope.
A message that you write on a piece of paper and send to someone.
However, my favorite is from that source that many dismiss, but just as many secretly use, Wikipedia:
A letter is a written message from one party to another containing information. Letters guarantee the preservation of communication between both parties. They bring friends or relatives closer together, enrich professional relationships and provide a satisfying mean of self-expression. Letters contribute to the protection and conservation of literacy, which is the ability to write and read.
The materials for this project will include:
Something to handwrite a message with (I encourage anyone who participates in this project to do the same. You’ll see why later on.)
I will check my mailbox at 578 Washington Blvd. #1026, Marina del Rey, CA 90292 every Saturday and will answer letters over the weekend.
Today is first Saturday since I launched this project. Who wrote to me?