Do you still write letters?

@missybear (11396)
United States
May 23, 2010 3:01pm CST
Now with the internet , phones and texting do you still write letters or send cards? I still do on occasion but I mostly send cards on line now. How about you?
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• United States
23 May 10
That is a habit that I love to receive and send to family and friends. Some of my family & friends don't have a computer or cell phone therefore the only way to keep contact is to write them. Take care Snow
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@missybear (11396)
• United States
23 May 10
I like sending card be course there are so many pretty ones.
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• United States
23 May 10
There are some beautiful cards that are so lovely that I wish that I could make'em bigger so I could hang them on my wall. I enjoy this discussion and thanks for responding back to me. Snow
• United States
23 May 10
I still do the snail mail letters. I have penpals all over and we like to go to the mail box and get mail still. I know I do. I get so disappointed when I don't have mail. I do the internet thing too but mostly if I need to let someone know something now than later or time slipped away from me and did not get some kind of a greeting card out.
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@missybear (11396)
• United States
23 May 10
if you're not in a hurry then it's nice to do it the old fashion way and send letters by mail. I think it's more personal when you send it by mail.
• United States
23 May 10
I totally agree with you. I have been penpalling for years and love it. After I get all re-located back home to Oregon from Oklahoma, I am thinking of looking up some more. I enjoy it.
@ladygator (3469)
• United States
23 May 10
I like to write. But I have not written a letter to anyone in many years. I write in my folders on a regular basis. Almost everyday I am writing something. It might be poetry, short story,just about the day, a plan to do something. I usually write things out first, then I go to the keyboard and type it up.
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@missybear (11396)
• United States
23 May 10
I like to write too that's why I keep little journals to write into.
• India
23 May 10
yes the conventional letters are gone and replaced by emails and ecards because its more convinient and expressive so i also use the online mode
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@missybear (11396)
• United States
23 May 10
It does save on time and postage
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@Jaluke (679)
• United States
23 May 10
I honestly haven't written a hand written letter in a long time. In fact, the only times I have sent letters out through the mail were thank you letters for graduation money or scholarship awards that I have received. I mostly keep in contact with people via the internet or through phone these days if I'm not actually seeing them in person.
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@missybear (11396)
• United States
23 May 10
It's the easiest by internet way but somethings you just need to send by mail I think.
@rosie230 (1674)
23 May 10
I love writing... and I have penpals, so I do still write personal letters and send cards through the post, I actually like it more than email as it is that much more personal, besides the fact getting a letter from a friend through your door rather than a bill is heaps better too :) I do email people but very rarely these days... I think email is for quick response... I text my b'f all the time, through the day and only really use the phone to call friends occasionally or my mum :)
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@missybear (11396)
• United States
23 May 10
The main reason that I have a phone is for talking to my mom and emergencies. I really don't like to just talk on the phone for no reason. I agree that letters are more personal send by mail than internet
@nonersays (2753)
• United States
23 May 10
I enjoy getting cards and letters in the mail. I wrote pen-pals up until very recently. Getting a hand written letter is so much more personal than getting and e-mail and it is always a thrill to open the mail box and see something other than junk mail and bills in there.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
23 May 10
It is kinda like a surprise every time you get a letter be course you never know whats in it till you open it.
@Bebs08 (10690)
• United States
26 May 10
I still write and send cards to friends and families. Not all of them have internet access and some old family members don't use the internet. They would also love to hold the card or letters I sent. As if it has a deeper meaning in it that just read it over the web.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
26 May 10
I always get exited when I get a letter or card in the mail box. It's fun opening them up and most of the time I read them before I'm even in the house.
• Boston, Massachusetts
25 May 10
Hi Missybear, Yes I still write letters for my family and even for my friends. But of course it will take extra effort to do it. With the advance technology that we have right now—writing letters would mean a lot as it’s personalized. It’s only seasonal that I do this.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
25 May 10
It's nice to write a letter or send a card here and there, it's much more personal and friendly than an e-mail.
• Philippines
24 May 10
Honestly, I don't write letters anymore. But I would love to have someone write me letters once in a while. I think letters will always seem sincere and beautiful even when there's the comfort of e-mails, online cards, text messaging,etc. I would love to have pen pals but I guess, it's not practical anymore especially during these busy days.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
24 May 10
Letters are so much more personal and they nice to keep and read over again at special times.
• United States
24 May 10
I am one of only three people in my family who have a computer, so I still have to write letters to the majority of my family.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
24 May 10
My mom doesn't have a computer so I have to write or mostly call her.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
24 May 10
Hey missy! I love your new sexy avatar!Of course I still use the "old fashioned way" of sending cards, notes, letters! But, mostly to my Mom, because she refuses to get a computer and then there's my SSD Medicaid Case Worker who I have to send a friggen check to every friggen month! (And don't let me get started on how I have to pay back $447 a month for the worst medical care in NYS!) So, yup, there still are times when I have to send "snail mail"! Most of the bill paying that I do I do online! So, once in awhile I do have to use "stamps" and walk to a "mailbox"! Wow! That does sound tough! I have to walk all the way to the end of the block! And I don't usually even go, I send my boyfriend!
@missybear (11396)
• United States
24 May 10
I still mail my bills the old fashion way(with a lick and a stamp). I don't like giving out my banking information on line even though it would be way faster. I also have some Hospital bills....maybe i actually pay them some day
@raisur (423)
• Bangladesh
23 May 10
it's long since i last received a personal handwritten letter... and again, i can't remember when i last wrote one... obviously, handwritten ones had their special appeal to everyone... i really miss that nowadays...
@missybear (11396)
• United States
23 May 10
I still have some letters from old friends and family. it's kinda nice to read them every once in a while
@snowy22315 (47025)
• United States
23 May 10
not really it is so much easier to write emails and communicate via the computer that I dontwrite them. I really just prefer to talk on the phone or to write on the computer. I dont have very good handwriting in the first place.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
23 May 10
I'm not much of a phone person, i rather write or e-mail
• Philippines
23 May 10
I don't write letters anymore since, as you've said, there is internet which is faster and easier than going through the trouble of dropping by the post office. But I think we should maintain the traditional letter writing cuz, after all, it's where the e-mails started.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
23 May 10
Definitely, I still like to write and send cards on special occasions