Does anyone out there still write letters, other than me, of course? E-mail is fast. Texting is faster. Instant messaging allows communication practically instantly, but it just doesn’t have the thrill of sitting down, opening an envelope, and reading a letter someone has written to me.
I love getting letters. I also love writing them. About the only people I write letters to these days are family members, and even then the span of doing so fluctuates drastically. One thing I promised myself for 2013 was that I was going to write more letters this year than I did last year. So far I have kept up with the promise, but if I had put a number on the promise, well, I am afraid I would be ashamed of how many I have gotten out. BUT – I have written more letters this year than I did last year.
Has anyone ever had a pen pal? I have in the past, and I am thinking of seeing if there is someone who might be interested in exchanging real letters, either printed off ones from the computer or actual handwritten.
My favorite method of writing letters is a stack of lined paper and my beloved dip pen and inks. The more technologically advanced I become, the more I hold tightly, and dearly to these tools of the writing craft. I believe everyone should hold fast to something of importance, especially if they are an artist of any form.
Do you write letters? I would love to hear about why you like to write them, as well as get them.
- Mail (lexirambles.wordpress.com)
- Having a Pen Pal is an Educational Experience (homeschool.answers.com)
- The Art of the Handwritten Letter (southernrootsandseasonedwings.wordpress.com)
- The Lost Art of Letter Writing. ~ Paige Vignola (elephantjournal.com)
- Handwritten Letters Meets Technology (nibletz.com)
- WWII soldier’s letter finally reaches daughter (bigstory.ap.org)
- Letter Writing 101 (rgreazel.wordpress.com)