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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?

 

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    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...

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    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!

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    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 years ago

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

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    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..

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    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 years ago

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

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    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 years ago

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

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    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 years ago

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

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    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 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 :-)

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    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!

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    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 years ago

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

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    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 years ago

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

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    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.

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    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.


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    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

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    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 years ago

    Yeah, a letter can certainly boost morale!

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    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 years ago

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

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    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!

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    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!

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    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!

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    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

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    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 years ago

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

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    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 years ago

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

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    Lynsey Harte (sparkleyfinger) 3 years ago

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

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    anniebetty 3 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.


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    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!!

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    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

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    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 :)


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