In response to our recent post, “Write a Letter?” we received a message from a man named Frank that said:
“I agree that written letters seem more personal and convey a different feeling than email. I write letters when I want my reader to “hold something in his/her hands,” thereby getting a tactile sense as well as a visual sense from the writing. Seeing the loops and curls draws the reader into the letter, requires a different involvement, and creates a different investment in connection than email. Email is plain vanilla and quick. To some, writing a letter means, “I’m willing to invest the time to write this, and ask that you invest time to read what I’ve written.” And it can say that I care enough about you and the subject to personalize it.”
You know, as silly as it might sound, I never really thought about how much joy the physical letter could bring to the recipient.
I think it’s time to start writing a few letters…. How about you?