My mom was a letter writer.
She would sit down and write several letters each week and send them off in the mail to friends, family…. to people I didn’t know. Even though I saw her regularly and we talked on the phone every couple of days, I would get a surprise in the mail every so often. She’d see an article in a newspaper, cut it out and drop it in an envelope. When the kids were little she’d send me a check to go buy them a pair of shoes. Sometimes, the letter would only have a sentence or two, “Saw this and thought you would like it, love Mom”.