Dear Mister President

People really do still write letters. Tens of thousands of them, in fact. Daily. Who's the lucky recipient? Our very own Barack Obama, of course! A fascinating NY Times article chronicled the day to day activities of the White House Office of Correspondence. Of the thousands received, a hundred per day make the first cut and a mere ten letters actually make it to the desk of the President each day. All are chosen for their poignant content and for relevance to represent a cross section of American sentiment. And it's not always pretty. Many letters are selected for their "uncomfortable messages", that when read- send a chill. The President rarely has time to respond- and when he does it is on azure blue paper- and with a name like "Azure" this stationer guesses-it's got to be Crane's.

Photos: The New York Times

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