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The Lost Art Of Letter Writing

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posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 07:18 AM
Recently i received a hand written letter from a school friend who is currently in Germany studying. It was my birthday so she sent me a card and letter. I realised that this was the first hand written letter i had ever received in my life. Obviously i sent one back, even though she was just a text message away, and it felt brilliant.

What a shame that technology has destroyed the art of letter writing. Sentiments have become mere acronyms, abbreviations and inaccurate pictures.

I mean, its a pretty sad state of affairs when 'I love you' becomes 'i

posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 10:40 AM
Darn well said!!!

I recieved and responded to a letter a month ago. I love much more personal


posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 02:07 PM
you that i think of it...there has been only one time in my short 22 years that I have received a letter. that was in 2nd grade, under a pen pale thing my teacher set up with a school in New England i think it was.

it is kind of sad.

next time i want to check in on an old friend, i think i'll send a letter.

thanks for the reminder of this lost form of communication.

posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 02:10 PM
Love it!

It's something I'll really have to get back into doing..

In this high-tech age, it kinda gets lost, but to have something tangible and carefully crafted like a handwritten letter is just something else

posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 10:50 PM
Great thread. You said all I wanted to say.

I remember that to receive a hand written letter from someone was an honor.

It saddens me that it is becoming a lost art.

I have letters written to my mother from my Dad during WW2 before they were married. They are priceless.

There is a move going on to stop teaching Cursive writing and only teach students how to print. This is outrageous to me.

Write more letters. Keep the art alive.


posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 12:33 PM
Great thread, i totaly agree.

I love writing letters, always have done. I usualy use an Italic script on the front and even a wax seal. it just makes the letter all the more nicer to receive.

Not that you have to do anything fancy though, it's just nice getting a handwritten letter through the post.

I try and encourage this in my kids too.

Funnily enough i went out and treated myself to some nice writing paper, i have a thing for fountain pens and recently found the ideal paper match for my Mont Blanc pen.

It's got to be better than an enail or a text.


posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 11:26 AM
I used to get letters quite regularly from my Uncle Rex, but he sadly died last year so now I don't get letters and I don't get to send them. Now a days its all facebook and googlemail or texting or even telephone. I should start writing letters again. Could be my new years resolution!

Rama D. Filofax on letter writing

posted on Dec, 29 2009 @ 01:44 PM
I've been writing post cards from college and sending them out to my family and friends about once a term.

It does take extra time, money, and effort. But it makes people really happy. I got a Christmas card from one of my friends who lives in Kentucky, too.

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