I love reading letters that little children have written. So innocent and truthful! Please enjoy this guest post by James Adams full of 15 adorable and interesting letters from children.
Kids have a brilliant, funny and unexpected way of looking at life. Their unique viewpoint is magnified by their even more unique hold on the English language. When children begin writing, short, confusing and undeniably adorable pieces of literature are sure to be the result. When children decide to write letters, the result is always something to be treasured, remembered and shared. Enjoy the following selection of 15 letters that children wrote, from sweet to sassy, interesting to confusing, but every one adorable and funny.
1. Blunt Honesty
Kids have an unnerving honesty. They don’t have a full grasp on understanding that stating things bluntly might hurt people’s feelings. Affection plus honesty plus exclamation marks equals this direct love note.
2. Christmas Classics
Who can fathom the mind of a child? Christmas greetings are all in order and heart felt, but the post script leaves both confusion and a bit of a let down. Perhaps it is super psychological warfare on holiday goodies?
3. Birthday Wishes
While adults stick to special wishes in birthday cards, kids don’t have the pressure of convention. If there is something Uncle Bryan should know, why not tell him in his birthday card?
4. Family Feud
Children have an easy time writing about their feelings, about how much they care for their loved ones. It’s also easy to subtly point out that sisters aren’t quite on the same par as the other family members.
5. Running Away
Lots of kids contemplate running away from home. The note left behind usually goes a little bit into the grievances that caused the departure. Emily, however, sees the needs for practical planning and logistics.
On the other hand, home isn’t always a place to leave. Sometimes it is a place that children want desperately to come back to. Especially when they happen to be at camp. Children understand the power of simplicity and repetition more than adults often do.
7. Camp Crazy
Camp can be simultaneously fun and not fun. Even to the same child, and even in the same letter. Since camp is filled with both good and bad, why can’t Joey have an awesome time and cry a lot all at once?
8. Camp Survivor
Camp isn’t always that bad, though. Even if it throws lemons, some kids know how to take it prosaically. Harry seems like the one to have the most reason to hate camp, but it’s going just fine in his book.
9. Camp Supplier
Children have a fun perspective on life and the camp store. Names aren’t that important when it comes to having fun. Cheap is good, so tell me what you need, and I’ll get it for you.
10. Crafty Camper
Kids aren’t all honest and sweet, though. They have craftiness to share with co-conspirators when camp just gets to be too much.
11. Getting Down To Business
Personal letters may be the most common, but every now and then, children see the need to write business letters. A well put letter is needed to get the desired service, even if the company happens to be the tooth fairy.
12. Letter of Apology
Another reason for a business letter may be the need for apology. Kid’s have such a personal, close contact with life. Shoplifting isn’t a crime, it’s a mistake and hurting someone. And when you hurt someone, the only thing to do is to write an apology.
13. Expert Advice
Sometimes the non personal letters were written because the writer feels like his personal experience might help others. Larry’s advice may be coming a little late, however.
14. Letters To The President
Another reason to write a letter is to obtain information. Kids don’t feel hesitant in the face of celebrity or public life. If the president has the answers, why not write him and ask about it? Because clearly, UFOs are an important part of national security.
15. Hard Truth
Maybe the letter isn’t to a person, but that doesn’t make it any less packed with emotion. The truth of this artistically decorated letter doesn’t just apply to little kids.