When did letter writing become a lost art? When did it become so rare to stroll to your mailbox and find a letter amongst your bills and magazines? Did it happen when email came into existence, or did it all start when IM become popular? Is MySpace our Jack the Ripper, or is Mark Zuckerberg the true killer here?
Letter writing is something more persona and meaningful than posting a quick message on someone’s Facebook wall. Now a days, all one person has to do is hit a few keys and click a few buttons and voila! You have successfully sent on electronic letter.
Yes, Facebook and email have made it easier to keep in touch with friends and family. They have also made receiving a letter a special occasion. Imagine that you just received a letter in the mail. You take your letter and sit down in your favorite spot. You get yourself all comfy and read your letter. How sweet is it to think that someone thought of you one day and, instead of sending you a short, quick email or posting something on your Facebook wall, they took time out of their day to sit down and write you a personal letter.
Full sentences. Nothing abbreviated. No emoticons. Nothing misspelled. Something written in their handwriting instead of a font made to look like it was handwritten. Someone took time out of their day to let you know that they were thinking of you.
Does this sound better than a Facebook message to you? Does a letter seem more appealing and heartfelt than that email you just sent? Does the thought of reading something without an ‘LOL’ make you want to LOL?
Help me bring back the lost art of letter writing. Write a letter to a friend or family member and sign it, “P.S. Write Back”.
P.S. Write Back
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