Are you still writing letters the old-fashioned way?

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  1. rgalloway56 profile image86
    rgalloway56posted 6 years ago

    Are you still writing letters the old-fashioned way?

    When is the last time you actually took the time to sit down and 'handwrite' a letter to a friend or loved one and send it U.S. Mail?

  2. profile image0
    Team Leaderposted 6 years ago

    Hello rgalloway,

    I don't really but when I study I always prefer to write things down by hand. I love writing by hand and I think I would do it with letters if my handwriting was prettier. I really like the personal touch. In the UK there is a huge tradition of writing cards for any and every occasion. You can sometimes find up to 8 card stores in one shopping centre. This is a nice tradtition that makes us stay personal.

    Your 'Team Leader'

    1. rgalloway56 profile image86
      rgalloway56posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree.  The personal touch is better.  My new husband had to travel to his home country and will be there for a couple of months.  I mailed him a handwritten letter and he was ecstatic! He said he didn't know people still wrote letters!!

  3. MickS profile image69
    MickSposted 6 years ago

    I always write personal letters with pen and ink on writing paper then send them by Royal Mail.

    1. rgalloway56 profile image86
      rgalloway56posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's great.  Not too many people handwrite letters anymore.  Before computers, it was the ONLY way to correspond and it was so much more personal.  I miss receiving handwritten letters!

  4. teddi6 profile image73
    teddi6posted 6 years ago

    I love to write letters.  My friends request letters from me because they say it's like having me in the room with them.  I write the letters just as I speak, only with written intonation - if that makes sense.  Meaning, I use all the dots and dashes used in our speaking voices - only I write them.

    It's cliche, but letter writing is a dying art. It's so personal, a piece of us ink and paper. When we're no longer alive and our text messages are long gone we should at least have letters to loved ones telling them that we love them, or that they make the best Lemon Chifon cake, or that nephew Jimmy hit looked wonderful in his uniform even though he hit three fouls during the game on Saturday. 

    History has proven that over the centuries letters, and only the written word has been our mark, our stain on the Earth that has endured through time.


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