Remember these? Different colored envelopes (and any size except business #10), hand-written addresses, real stamps & postmarks? All the signs of a personal letter (or a card!) from a friend or family member.
I miss them!
I do still get a few, now and then, especially around my birthday, and I feel the same thrill as always, knowing someone cared enough to sit down and compose a note or letter to me, put it into an envelope, address and stamp it, and send it off.
What a welcome change from the junk mail, grocery store ads, and bills that normally crowd my mailbox.
I also love to send letters, but the ease of e-mail has lulled me into thinking I can stay in touch with everyone in that faster, more instant way. It's much too easy to forget the friends and family who are not "connected" via the internet. My contact with them has sadly gone downhill, and they are the very people in my life who most enjoy receiving letters! My in-laws, some of my aunts and uncles, even a few of my friends who just are not "in" to computers, still are not "plugged in."
If your situation is similar, consider eLetters by Webajeb.
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