A Hand Written Letter Still Carries Much More Meaning Than an Email


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In today’s age of cellphones and computers, more often than not, people no longer receive letters in the mail, except for junk mail, or birthday cards from Grandma with some cash in it. Most children below the age of 10 do not even know how to write a letter or how to send it.

But on December 7, everyone can celebrate the long-held tradition of letter writing on National Write a Letter Day. Although the origins of the day are still unclear, the celebration is estimated  to have some sort of connection to the Japanese Letter Writing Week.

In an era of text messages and emails, when someone actually takes the time to sit down and write a letter by hand, it means much more than just a piece of paper with ink on it. That letter is another way of saying, “I love you so much, I’m taking time out of my day to sit down, comprise a letter, and send it to you.”

And, one day, those letters could hold some sort of value, or leave behind a story of a time that’s passed. People have been writing letters since 500 BC, and it is a terrible thing to see the tradition slowly fading out simply because of technology. So take part in the celebration, and take the time to write something, anything, and send it to someone you haven’t talked to in a while. 

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