When was the last time you've actually hand-written a letter to someone and mailed it?
No keyboard and no email! I wonder just how many folks do not do this anymore.. Especially for elderly family members that would just love to get a REAL letter or note.
That would have been in 1990-1994 while my Brother was in the Navy.
About the begining of July, when I wrote and sent a painting to one of my mates. I always hand write personal letters
I still write personal letters to family and close friends. Many people do. A typed letter is impersonal and against proper etiquette. Typed letters show that you didn't care to take the time to make it a warm, friendly letter. Hand written letters are welcomed as something that has meaning.
I've never written a letter to anyone but I guess that's because I was born during a time when actual written letters were deteriorating. My mom still does it though but not as frequently as she use to.
My daddy refuses to get a "dot com," so I write him snail mail a lot. I write his sister sometimes, too.
It was last summer when I received a get-well card from someone after my surgery. I sent them a Thank You note for thinking of me and I wrote about 2 paragraphs. Back in the 90s I would send handwritten letters through the mail system quite often. I still pay bills by check and use a stamp to mail them! I actually enjoy writing letters and checks!
I admit, it's been a few years. I have a few I need to write now. Thanks for the reminder.
I try to write to my aunt and uncles every month. Sometimes I enclose a story I wrote. They don't use computer's and they are my best audience. It's the only way they would see things I've published online.
Last week would be my answer. I have been corresponding with a New Zealand author now for about twenty years. I mostly hand-write my correspondence to her. Since I don't have a laptop and work involves a lot of travel on the train I tend to hand-write letters. I plan to send off a bunch of hand-written letters to other friends in the next few days.
I couldn't exactly remember. Wow, I just realized how long I have set this aside. I used to send hand-written letters...now I rely on email. Thanks for this beautiful reminder rutley, it could've been a lot more heartily the other way around. This is the most beautiful question for me.
2 months ago, i've sent my husband a letter and a card through registered mail. When my grandma was still alive, i wrote her letters every single week since i was 5. She died when i was 32 years old. I wrote my last letter for her and inserted it in her coffin.
Good question. I suppose it was after New Years' Eve in 2009. I wrote someone a thank you card.
I do regularly to my mother once a month. Don't know if I would if she had a computer. However, I do miss the hand written letters and all they stand for -- the time, the fancy paper, the stamp, anticipating the postman.
About a month ago, but that was because I didn't know the acupuncturist's e-mail address and I didn't feel like discussing the issue on the phone. I told him to change the treatment procedure for my back problems because I wasn't responding to the treatments.
Not that long ago...maybe a month. My dearest Aunt loves to send Handwritten cards or letters in the mail and I honor her by doing the same. I feel it is much more personal than just sending an e-mail or text message. Handwriting has a way of showing emotion and personalizing our feelings. Good Question!!!
I buy birthday cards and i write notes in them..does that count? This reminds me i need to wrote person letters. But soi many people have e mail....
I hand write a letter every other week to my Aunt, who is 89 years old and doesn't have a computer...I usually include a sketch from my G-children.....
Thank you notes are always hand written also...I do this on a regular basis...and encourage all my G- children, to get in this habit....the art of hand-writing is disappearing quickly and with children not necessarily learning cursive writing in school and relying on computers for everything it's scary...what if we lost electricity or technology glitches...we'd be in deep dodo....just my thoughts...
Actually I do this on a monthly basis. Three of my four sons have left our home state for careers/college and usually I send a package off to one of them with a letter included.
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