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Do You Write Letters Anymore?

I have a box of stationery that sits on my desk and never gets used. Aside from the occasional thank-you note, I never sit at my desk and just pour my feelings out onto a sheet of paper with pen and ink.

Everything important gets an email — which is also what the New York Times is saying this week, as well as questioning what happens when emails don't get received. A lost email though, will never be as sad as a lost letter, and I think this is what Chris Noth's sentiment on Mr. Big was really about. But I'm still concerned with the letters — do you write any anymore?


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Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 7 years
I definitely love writing letters! Actually, I try to send at least 5 short notes out in the mail each day. Just a line or two. I used to write the notes on my lunch break and drop them in the mailbox as I left work. It made my day. :) The younger set in my family (the cousins and nieces and nephews aes 3 to 25) frequently tell me how much they enjoy the snail mail I send. Our 3-year-old niece is delighted to receive mail even when it is just a 3x5 card with a sticker or two and the words "Auntie loves you!". Keep sending snail mail! People really do notice and enjoy it! :)
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i love writing letters! I have a dozen penpals that are around the world - and most of us write to each other so it is a nice network. we've all been writing (mostly to each other) since we were about 15 or so and we are all around 26-29 now and it is so interesting to see how we have all changed. i love stationary and have tons at home! i am starting my own stationary line with cards etc. with images i am creating and then hand block printing. i can't wait to get it up and running! i write my mom and uncle emails that are like real letters since my mom doesn't respond to snail mail...but my dad doesn't have a computer, so i send him real letters.
Susanna Susanna 9 years
I've never had USPS lose a letter. I hate email and only use if tor business stuff. Letters over email any day!
imcs imcs 9 years
Yes, I still write. I have moved a few times to different cities and I find it nice to stay in touch with friends through letters. Now that we have online billing for so many things, we don't even get bills in the mail; and it's nice every now and then to get something other than propaganda mail or shoppers. I love getting new stationary and writing away. I have tons of cute card designs and I'm looking forward to getting a personalized set. Here's to pen pals!!! abrazos!
CrazySexyCool CrazySexyCool 9 years
I rarely write anything by hand anymore. I can type 60 wpm, why waste time hand writing anything? The last document I can remember handwriting was a birthday card to my best friend Shannon. I can't tell you when the last handwritten letter was. I did send two biz letters through the mail this year. But both were typed.
MeggyPoodles MeggyPoodles 9 years
I write thank you notes. Thats about it.
maytwentyseven maytwentyseven 9 years
I remember talking to my great aunt in England a few years ago when she gave me mailing address and asked me to write her. I bought this fun stationery for the task, and before I knew it, she called me again and gave me her e-mail address and I never wrote her that letter on the nice stationery. We have exchanged e-mails though. :/ Maybe that will be an end of the year resolution: Write letters to my loved ones.
bengalspice bengalspice 9 years
my boyfriend doesn't even read my personal emails to him, let alone a letter.
chasingjamie chasingjamie 9 years
My boyfriend is in a touring band, so I always write him a letter before they leave and he reads it a million times when he's on the road. :)
witchbaby witchbaby 9 years
i send cards and letters occasionally. I use to send letters to my ex when we were apart but now I just write to my girlfriends!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
I love, love love writing letters and cards on handmade or printed stationery and sending to friends and family. There is such a difference, chhavi, to the person receiving a handwritten note/letter/card - just to simply be able to hold it in your hand and know that it came straight from a friend's hand to yours rather than straight into your inbox. I find it sad that so many people AREN'T still writing letters. Sure you can print out an email or read it online over and over again, but there's something about receiving a lovely card or letter that you're able to treasure forever. (Clearly they have an important place in my life!) I even save the envelopes they come in.
chhavi chhavi 9 years
i find it strange that poeple are still writing letters, I'm sorry!
evalution evalution 9 years
I think letter writting is romantic. I love getting letters in the mail.
Hootie Hootie 9 years
My Nana doesn't have or want a computer, so I still write her letters. ♥
chicobo chicobo 9 years
I write letters to my grandma who doesn't know how to use email. She loves it! I also handwrite all my thank you letters.
mydea7 mydea7 9 years
I believe in snail mail!
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
I have a penpal or two that I write letters to. When I was a kid, I had dozens of penpals at once! I loved getting letters! It is different now with the internet though.
aistea311 aistea311 9 years
I love writing letters. I just wrote one the other to send to my good friend in Australia.
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 9 years
I do too Kathleenjoy. I write more on cards or notes rather than full letters anymore.
kathleenjoy kathleenjoy 9 years
I write cards or notes, but not letters
vholdwic vholdwic 9 years
I use email almost exclusively, except to my Mom. She is 83 and doesn't like to use a computer, plus she only has really slow dial up service available where she lives. She loves to get personal mail instead of the bills and junk mail, so I try to send her a little package about once a month. In it I will send a handmade journal, some little personal thing I've found at a garage sale, her favorite pencils that are hard to find where she lives, whatever. She really appreciates getting that package.
emilita emilita 9 years
I still write thank you notes
lauriegilbert lauriegilbert 9 years
Some of my friends and I deliberately write letters to each other because we love getting mail -- however because we are always on instant message software and blogs with each other, we sadly frequently have little to talk about in the letters themselves.
rocknrollheart rocknrollheart 9 years
i try to send letters and parcels to friends every now and then, i like to make packages of baked goods and mix cds and hand written and drawn letters as i like imagining the person opening their unexpected parcel.
haydee haydee 9 years
i still try to write on greeting cards but all the rest are emails
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