sparkleyfinger profile image 91

Do you prefer to receive a letter or an email?


Personally, I love getting a hand written letter or postcard from friends. What are your opinions? In the days of facebook, skype and emails, snail mail is growing to be a distant memory. I wonder if there are any people out there who, like me, try to do things the old fashioned way and write letters back and forth?

 

sort by best latest

StoneCircle profile image88

Best Answer Susan McLeish (StoneCircle) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
  • sparkleyfinger profile image

    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 years ago

    I agree. I love looking back on cards and letters... Even more so when they remind you of someone who's gone...

rondmrn profile image90

Ron Mariano (rondmrn) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
  • sparkleyfinger profile image

    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 years ago

    Amazing fact about JK Rowling! I wouldn't have thought many authors would write on paper, but it makes sense, as i have a better "flow" of writing when i write on paper, and i usually write hubs on paper first, then copy them on the computer..

Jordan Hake profile image84

Jordan Hake says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
  • sparkleyfinger profile image

    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 years ago

    Totally, its all a question of context and scenario, i suppose! :)

liesl5858 profile image80

Linda Bryen (liesl5858) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
  • sparkleyfinger profile image

    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 years ago

    I agree, it would definitely feel like a piece of Home came in the mail :)

WalterPoon profile image89

Poon Poi Ming (WalterPoon) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
  • sparkleyfinger profile image

    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 years ago

    I can appreciate that, so I try to keep my penpals out of my online world, its easier that way! Plus, it gives you something to write about in the letters!

lburmaster profile image80

lburmaster says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
connorj profile image81

John Connor (connorj) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
  • sparkleyfinger profile image

    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 4 years ago

    I agree! I think letters also allow events to build up! There are so many insane updates on, for example facebook like " just washed my hair" I'm like, good for u, but why tell us? At least with a letter, it includes the important stuff :-)

Abby Campbell profile image91

Abby Campbell says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
Jared Miles profile image90

Jared Miles says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
  • sparkleyfinger profile image

    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 years ago

    I prefer having bills in hard copy too, it ensures that I have proof of payment in hard copy! I know I really should print confirmations, but I never do! Lol

Beata Stasak profile image83

Beata Stasak says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
  • sparkleyfinger profile image

    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 4 years ago

    I agree, email is a great way to keep in touch across the miles!

dorothy0328 profile image72

Dorothy Cooper (dorothy0328) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
  • sparkleyfinger profile image

    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 years ago

    very good points! I'm terrible for not checking my inbox!

Felicia Carrillo profile image59

Felicia Vasquez (Felicia Carrillo) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
Chris Achilleos profile image87

Chris Achilleos says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
Ayu Bi profile image82

Ayu Bi says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
ytsenoh profile image89

Cathy (ytsenoh) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
joanveronica profile image92

Joan Veronica Robertson (joanveronica) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
  • sparkleyfinger profile image

    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 years ago

    Very true! Plus, it can't get lost in the mail! lol

georgialgal1984 profile image84

Amber (georgialgal1984) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
  • sparkleyfinger profile image

    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 4 years ago

    I agree. I actually have pen pals who I solely speak to via letter. Brightens my day :-)

Globetrekkermel profile image61

Globetrekkermel says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
  • sparkleyfinger profile image

    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 4 years ago

    I agree. I have a huge stash of keepsake cards and notes that are always good to look over later :)

TheKatsMeow profile image84

TheKatsMeow says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
  • sparkleyfinger profile image

    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 years ago

    I agree. I don't think there's much sentiment involved in choosing a stupid singing cat or whatever and emailing it.

Man of Strength profile image80

Man of Strength says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
  • sparkleyfinger profile image

    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 years ago

    Yeah, a letter can certainly boost morale!

asp6889 profile image60

Amanda P (asp6889) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
  • sparkleyfinger profile image

    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 years ago

    Very true! I didnt start writing letters until i amswered an ad for a penpal. Now I have 4 penpals, and I send cards and letters to other friends and relatives. Its nice when you get a response!

Angela Kane profile image80

Angela Kane says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
peachpurple profile image77

peachy (peachpurple) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
 |  Comment
  • sparkleyfinger profile image

    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 2 years ago

    I have 3 people that I write to regularly, I look forward to the letters, and I enjoy spending time thinking out my replys... Bring back the letter, I say!

Kevin Peter profile image73

Kevin Peter says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
  • sparkleyfinger profile image

    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 years ago

    I agree Kevin! Everything is too computer orientated! A nice letter once in a while is refreshing!

kevinwrites profile image61

Kevin Brown (kevinwrites) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
Charlie LeSueur profile image80

Charlie LeSueur says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

10 months ago
 |  Comment
Al Greenbaum profile image83

Al Greenbaum says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 months ago
 |  Comment
MickS profile image78

MickS says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
  • MickS profile image

    MickS 4 years ago

    I spose I should qualify that to, for business, any old type written or email will do. from friends and family, hand written letters are preferable, I always send them hand written letters, except in emergencies.


  • See all 3 comments
Pennypines profile image60

Lucille Apcar (Pennypines) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
  • sparkleyfinger profile image

    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 4 years ago

    i wholeheartedly agree!!! to think that in some cases, even birthday cards are replaced by ecards.. it saddens me!

ocbill profile image74

ocbill says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
aminahchahine profile image61

Aminah Chahine (aminahchahine) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
anniebetty profile image60

anniebetty says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
  • sparkleyfinger profile image

    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 years ago

    That sucks!! I do feel honoured whenever I get a letter :-)

Acmontero profile image60

Nina (Acmontero) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
JimTxMiller profile image75

Jim Miller (JimTxMiller) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
jepstoryline profile image66

Janice Elizabeth Pistek (jepstoryline) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
  • sparkleyfinger profile image

    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 years ago

    Deffos! I have a few pen pals, and I don't really speak to them on fb or anything, other than to apologise for taking a wee while to respond! Revive snail mail!!

Emily Diane profile image60

Emily Diane says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
  • sparkleyfinger profile image

    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 years ago

    Such a lovely spin on this, Emily. Thanks for your answer. We d totally take people for granted when we have instant access to them. Hope you get to see him soon!

livinggood profile image69

Robert Thomas (livinggood) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
DexisView profile image77

Dexi (DexisView) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
  • sparkleyfinger profile image

    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 years ago

    I agree. I think some things are best written down as well, particularly things that may be forgotten, and there will come a time where you stumble upon those letters from people who aren't around anymore, and are able to reminisce! Emails...no

cloverleaffarm profile image73

Healing Herbalist (cloverleaffarm) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
  • sparkleyfinger profile image

    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 4 years ago

    Yes, plus it keeps us all in the habit of hand writing! :-)

profile image0

Michelle Widmann says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
  • sparkleyfinger profile image

    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 years ago

    yeah, its also easier to pop in a wee gift or keepsake into the envelope at the same time! Cant email a small piece of jewelery or anything like that! lol

pimpmyberry profile image60

Gloria Philips (pimpmyberry) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
Foivos Manoloudis profile image61

Foivos Manoloudis says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
rai2722 profile image50

rai2722 says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
  • anniebetty profile image

    anniebetty 4 years ago

    Be careful about that. Any savvy computer nerd can hack into your email, and if you send your email from work, anyone with access to the server can read it.


  • See all 2 comments
Abhaque Supanjang profile image46

Abhaque Supanjang says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
DDE profile image14

Devika Primić (DDE) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

3 years ago
 |  Comment
profile image0

JThomp42 says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

4 years ago
 |  Comment
  • sparkleyfinger profile image

    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 4 years ago

    but often lacks the sentiment of time taken to write your feelings down... eg.. a love letter.. deffo wouldnt want a love email. obviously for sending masses of facts or arranging a meeting, Id use email... but penpal stuff... deffo letter. thanks :)


  • See all 2 comments