Writing letters is becoming a lost art. In an age of email, smart phones, chat apps and textspeak, it seems like pens, paper and full sentences are losing ground fast.
It’s great that we have the world at our fingertips. But what are we sacrificing for that convenience?
There is an ebb and flow, give and take. For every new thing that come in, something old moves out. What a shame that hand-written letters are now antiquated and out of style.
I make a motion that we revive this activity and take it to a new level. Remember how calligraphy became an art? If you wanted to create a fancy document you would pay someone to write it in calligraphy. I think letter-writing can also be an art. Something that’s beautiful and looked at with awe.
Give it a try. Practice using a pen again. Make a letter into a precious gift. Show someone how much you care.
When was the last time you wrote a letter with pen and paper? When was the last time you received a hand-written letter? Let me know in the comments.