Posts Tagged ‘The Society for the Prevention of Empty Mailboxes’

Going Postal For Letters

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

letterwriting

When was the last time you received a letter in the mail? For millions of people, the answer could be never.

In this modern age of email, texting and a bevy of other ways to contact people instantly, letter writing has fallen by the wayside. These days most communication is short, highly abbreviated and sent electronically. Who takes the time to write long letters that are only meant to be read by one person?

An Old Fashioned Approach

Years ago, the best way to share your stories was to draft a letter, put it in a self-addressed envelope, attach a stamp and send it out through the local post office. In the days before cell phones and personal computers, letter writing was the easiest and most economical way to stay in touch.

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