The Rural Farmgirl Blog has an interesting post on letter writing.
René wrote this, "Of all the skills of 'days gone by,' I think the lost art of letter writing has to be the hardest to see go. I remember being a young girl, spraying the paper with my favorite perfume and signing it with Xs and Os. And I remember how special I felt when a letter came in the mail, how I would run up to my room and tear it open, anticipating a note just for my eyes..."
What do you think? Do you still write letters? Let me know here.
Also letters had handwriting on them and the envelopes had cancelled stamps. Something to hold on to. Today texting and emails are cold and impersonal. Who is going to save a text or email and be treasured decades later. Letters were HISTORY. Tell this to x y z generation and they will say lol.
I love to write and receive letters! Always have, always will.
I couldn't agree more!
I certainly don't write letters, but I did receive one just last week. It is a special feeling, and I pledged to begin writing to some of my relatives.
I think it's a shame that our children are missing out on the joy of sending and receiving hand-written letters. One of my hobbies is card-making, so I do send letters, and I encourage my customers to, as well.
Technology has its place, but historians will tell you that true history is found in personal letters...that's the stuff you don't find in the history books.
I send several home made cards every month and try to include a special note with each one. I still have the letters from my husband (then boyfriend) when he was traveling in Europe. My son kept all the cards and letters I sent when he was in boot camp and stationed far from home. I email and text but the cards and letters get the most comments.
I still write letters. I don't have a computer at home. I remember getting letters in the mail- it was so exciting. I also send cards and gifts through the mail system.
I see it everyday at the PO. When a person gets a personal letter, it is opened immediately. Sometimes it is clutched to their chest as they leave. ----- Try that with an email. ::)) I send alot of cards.
I have letters from my husband sent 40 years ago. I treasure each one. Can an e-mail do that?
My husband and I were pen-pals before we were married...he was a soldier stationed in Germany. We wrote to each other for nearly a year and a half, then married when he was discharged and came home. I still have every letter he wrote me during that time. That box of letters is one of my most precious posessions.
I'm afraid our children are getting too caught up in texting and IM's that they will never know the treasure a handwritten letter can be. Sad.
I have all the letter my mother wrote to her mother from 1950-1983.
What a treasure of history about our daily lives. I plan on making them into a published book.
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