Receiving personal mail in this day of technology.

handmade greeting card - card that I made for my dad
United States
April 2, 2010 9:19am CST
After reading (and responding) to another discussion here, I realized from almost all of those responses, we still like to receive personal snail mail. I still receive cards and letters from my sister, even though we both have computers. I still get cards from my parents on holidays, birthday, etc. My mom hates computers lol. I still have cards tucked away that I got years ago from my grandparents, and it brings back special memories to go back and look at those. I now incorporate cards into my scrapbook pages. Do you still enjoy receiving personal snail mail or would you rather use email and ecards to communicate with family and friends?
7 responses
@Ladyslipper (1330)
• Philippines
3 Apr 10
I still love to receive snail mail. It's still different especially if the words were handwritten by that person who's very important or special to you. It's sad though that nowadays it's very rare that I receive these type of mails. People choose to just greet through emails or texts. The last time I've ever received greeting card and letter was about almost three years ago as I can remember.
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• United States
3 Apr 10
I just received a card the other day from sister, after she had come to see my new house. It had flowers and Thinking of You on the front and a note written inside. It was great to get, especially since she and I had been on the outs for over a month and hadn't spoken prior to her coming by my house.
• Philippines
7 Apr 10
How sweet and thoughtful of her. Sometimes because we are too busy with life and with technologies we forget the simple things that could make someone smile. My father will be having his birthday this June and for a change I'll be sending him a card and letter with my handwritten messages. Thanks for making me appreciate again the simple things that could make someone happy and smile which I tend to neglect. Have a nice day!
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@maximax8 (28490)
• United Kingdom
5 Apr 10
In the past I wrote to my family and friends when I was traveling in different countries. I liked to receive cards in the post for my birthday. I remember it took one week for a letter to go from Australia to England. Now an email can arrive in one seconds time. In the post there used to be letters and cards. These days I get appointments for a disabled son and household bills through my letter box. I am more likely to use email than snail mail. My mom hates computers so when I am away from home I send her letters and postcards.
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• United States
5 Apr 10
My mom is the same way. If I sent emails it would be likely that my dad would get it and read it to her lol. But he usually uses his computer to play games. So I always send them birthday cards, or other note cards. My sister and I usually send cards to each other, even though she has a computer and she does know how to use it, I normally have to call her and tell her to check her email if I send her anything lol.
• Malaysia
3 Apr 10
hie palong, i love to receive emails and of course the good old snail mails. i am blessed because my children know that i treasure the snail mail through the post office. so they make it a point, to send me birthday cards, anniversary greeting cards and of course letters, though they can telephone me to tell. they tell me and i also received in the mails, reinforcements of our conversation and our love and connections to each other. on top of that i have beautiful stamps to keep too. none of my friends send me slow mails because they told me e mail is 'free' and instant. time has changed the perception of letters and mails. everything is fast, in a hurry and instant.
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• United States
3 Apr 10
I agree with you. I love getting cards in the mail. I usually send birthday cards, particularly to my parents, who are not into email and everything having to happen right now. I used to collect stamps as well.
@megamatt (14329)
• United States
2 Apr 10
I am not really that big of a fan of the United States Postal Service at the moment. Mostly due to them losing a rather important check for a rather important bill due to what I deem to be gross incompetence. This is just one of the many reasons that have been building up over the years where I am limiting my use of the actual postal service to what is absolutely necessary. It has really taken a dip downwards and that is a shame. To be honest, I have been using it less anyway ever since I got online. Now, I have more reasons to really use it even less and less, as I move most of everything online. I would have to say about ninety five percent of the things that I would do for the postal service before are done online. That five percent or so that is left over is done very grudgingly and with great regrets.
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• United States
2 Apr 10
I understand how you feel, I have had important items 'lost' by the post office. Or have them arrive days or weeks after they should have. That is why I do my bill paying online, it's simple and easy and you know they received your payment. I do still enjoy receiving cards and letters from family through snailmail. I do stay in touch with my oldest daughter (lives in another state) mostly through internet, posting pictures, etc.
• Philippines
3 Apr 10
i dont received any though i used to still send personalized card to my friends and family during their birthday as its still different than internet. coz they can read and bring the card physically in anywhere and my ex once told me that he used to put all my cards in his attache case and he used to read it once he become so bored at work or too busy and he need to stop first just to read my card to give him inspiration and go on with his work.
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• Philippines
2 Apr 10
i no longer recieve snail mails other than the bills. for me, i'd rather recieve emails and ecards cuz it's more organized. that's only my opinion of course. it depends on each individual if they prefer to be modern or straight up old school.
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• Philippines
2 Apr 10
i no longer recieve snail mails other than the bills. for me, i'd rather recieve emails and ecards cuz it's more organized. that's only my opinion of course. it depends on each individual if they prefer to be modern or straight up old school.
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