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I Love Handwritten Letters

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    Letter From The Past

    I remember years ago when my older children were just babies, I use to write regularly to friends, keeping in contact and catching up with their lives. They were my contact with the outside world; it was a way of staying connected to others, when my own days were full of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 21 Responses Feb 21, 2010

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    piperweant piperweant 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    A real love letter is made of insight,

    understanding, and compassion. Otherwise it's not a love letter. A true love letter can produce a transformation in the other person, and therefore in the world. But before it produces a transformation in the other person, it has to produce a transformation within us. Some...
    lovelife135 lovelife135 41-45, F Jun 1, 2014

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    I think there is no better form of communication

    than a nice well written letter by hand. It really is nice just to receive or write a thank-you note. We should all have time for this once in awhile.
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M May 27, 2014

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    There's just something about the impressions

    the pen or pencil leaves behind on the paper. It's like you can feel the emotions that went into the writing.
    Teedge Teedge 22-25, M Feb 9

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    I still remember the day he left.

    I gave him a letter I've written. I poured my heart and soul, my everything. Tears dropped on that paper, coffee was spilled over it but I still have it to him with all those stains. Why? Well, the fact is that was the only letter I had handwritten because he was important to me...
    Cristi11 Cristi11 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2014

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    Navae Navae 16-17, F May 10

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    I received a handwritten letter today!

    It has been ages since I last received one and I can't remember when I last wrote one myself. The feeling of seeing another's handwriting on a page is so exquisite. I see how each and every letter is formed by loving fingers as thoughts unravel in words running over the page. A...
    novembermoon novembermoon 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    liguidgold liguidgold 41-45, F 7 Responses Nov 7, 2011

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    Resurrection

    The other day I was packing up some boxes and re-organizing a lot of the things that I have.  I had a few really old boxes that had been at my parents', so I decided to go through them. I had the best surprise: a box full of letters my best friend and I had written to each other...
    RedRubies RedRubies 36-40, F 9 Responses Sep 19, 2011

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    Written Love

    Oh the sweet words written delicately on paper, as if spoken softly into my ear, you write. So much passion, so much love, were it Not for your letter, Id be lonely tonight. The fuel for my soul, Your words speak to my heart, So much desire, im breathless Its handwritten...
    Nikita8687 Nikita8687 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 16, 2012

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    Has it ever crossed your mind to write your

    address here and be expecting to receive dozens of letters from random strangers all over the world ?!
    TheSilentYell TheSilentYell 18-21 2 Responses Feb 20

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    Handwritten letters, cards

    and postcards still mean a lot. electronic communication is sometimes a lot more convenient and easier, and sometimes better (quicker, dont have to get stamp, post, find something to write on) but there is something special about receiving real handwritten post. I particularly...
    stargirl58 stargirl58 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2014

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    How cool would it be to have a pen pal?

    someone here be my pen pal, we'll swap poetry and ideas and decorate the envelopes, we can even use code names
    jesmel jesmel 22-25, F Feb 11

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    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2014

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    I don't know what it is,

    but I really do love hand written letters. Like I guess it's the thought and amount of time they put into it, even if it's not a very long letter but it's the thought that counts :) and their handwriting also makes it beautiful even if it's not the best of hand writing it's...
    PandaLovee PandaLovee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8, 2014

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    I love to Write Love Letters This Love letter

    is dedicated to my friend. Dear xxxxx I have to tell you that I need o walk away. I don’t want to talk about your problems anymore because it gives me stress. I want to talk about the solutions. I am not selfish and I do love you, in fact, I have given my all to you; my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 15, 2014

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    so wish I had one I wrote to my ex .

    .....I write to friends even to my significant other n up to now I never received one ..
    MariaAmor1 MariaAmor1 18-21 Feb 8

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    A Letter From Your Best Friend

    Dear One with the Tender Soul: I write this to you, as I know you may be reading it. I felt a need to memorialize an indelible expression of concern/friendship and love, and with this in mind, write this to you. You have a heart of gold, and yet the scars you often deliberately...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2011

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    I never enjoyed getting e-mails

    since that crap seems all mainstream to somebody who was raised in a generation of computers and internet.
    acitythatneverwakesup acitythatneverwakesup 16-17, F Sep 27, 2014

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    I wish someone special in my life would write

    me a handwritten letter...!!!
    queercutie queercutie 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2014

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    My Dear Friend... It's been a while

    since I've written a letter to whom this could be intended. Been thinking how nice it is when someone does not forget about you. It is those memories or wannabe memories that play out in one's mind...how does one begin to even describe that which only the heart can and wants to...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 4 Responses Jan 19

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    It's not so long ago,

    I use to write letters to friends here and there until they stopped answering. I missed those days. I miss those experiences. Each one of those letters were unique. With much more enthusiasm this time from myself, anyone would like to have a correspondent?
    zed2909 zed2909 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 10, 2014

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    Maybe I'm Old School.

    I'm upset that long hand letters are such a dying thing now. We're in an age where everyone wants what they want RIGHT NOW. Everyone is always on the move and never has time to just sit and relax.. Wheres the pulse pounding excitement of waiting for something to come in the mail...
    WanderingAimlessly WanderingAimlessly 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2012

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    To whomever has been there,

    done that and is a deep thinker:Though what I am about to write may seem obvious to those who 'get it,' there comes a time in one's life where it dawns on you that life is not about material goods, petty drama over things that don't matter, and the insignificant things that send...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F Feb 5, 2014

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    Do kids these days still write each other

    letters in school? Or is it all texting? I'm 28, I didn't even text until long after high school, so I still have this giant box of letters dating back to 1999 or earlier. I'm sad for the new generation, they may never know what it's like to exchange notes with a crush before...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    The one thing that can't be replicated with an

    email is the value of your words. When you might not hear back from a person for a long few days, a week or even months and months, you really consider carefully what you are writing and put as much love as you can into your words. I feel like handwritten letters encapsulate at...
    ResidentGoddessAstraea ResidentGoddessAstraea 18-21 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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    It's better really, like I don't

    even know how to explain it. Letters are better when handwritten, sure they may not ALWAYS look the best. But typing just isn't the same. A handwritten letter means more I think.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Handwritten notes on cards & letters do delight

    me. I love writing personal messages in pretty inks on lovely stationary. To get them in return means a lot to me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 3, 2014

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    Becoming something of a lost art these days.

    Now that we're all slaves to our pc's!!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Feb 8

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    When I have the opportunity I buy the on sale

    cards at hallmark and send them to friends and my children and some times I just make a simple "thinking of you today" when I am gone I want them to remember that I thought they were special. Funny thing is that I never get one back even after 30 years plus.
    LongShot50 LongShot50 61-65, M 2 Responses May 14

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    Passing Notes In Class

    I am a little bit of a technophobe. I have got to a stage in my life where I cannot fully use all the electronic appliances I own, and that offends my puritanical inner self. I have a "smart phone", but only because I was longing for an ice cream and signed everything placed in...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 15, 2013

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    Just saw this experience on here

    and it is so applicable. I've asked tons of people to send me letters, I always appreciate them.
    StrawBracelet StrawBracelet 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2014

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    trueloveriamonly trueloveriamonly 22-25, M May 19, 2014

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    wiredwolf wiredwolf 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    The best part of reading a handwritten letter

    is understanding the tone - not by what is written, but how it is written. You can usually tell if someone was in a rush, if they were sitting and writing on a hard surface, or if they were in their car and using their leg to sign the last minute birthday card (we've all done...
    missformidable missformidable 31-35, F Sep 26, 2014

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    i recently found an old scrapbook i had

    as a child. In it was taped a four page handwritten letter from two high school friends. It was SO nice to re-read it! :D
    SlushyAseSparkles SlushyAseSparkles 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    A Letter For The Right Person At The Right Time

    Have you ever wanted to write a letter hoping it would reach the right person at the right time? If I were to do that, it would read something like this: Dear Wonderful One: I cannot tell you how much it means to me that you have shared and trusted me with your heart. I know it...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2011

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    Yes

    To take the time to sit down and write a letter is not something I have done lately. To wait in anticipation of receiving a letter from someone, do any of us have the patience anymore? Wondering when the mail man will arrive. Tearing open that letter to see what's inside. Did...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 18, 2013

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    ...and recently after a very long time I got

    one from my high-school bestie. To write letters was our tradition back in school. The longer, the better. And we always had some kind of competition of the most original choice of letter paper. She beat me. She once wrote a letter on the backside of a puzzle. So i first had to...
    MentallyVibrating MentallyVibrating 31-35, F Feb 8

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    I'm an old school. Still the sweetest thing on

    earth! I remember asking for just a handwritten love letter one Christmas
    awhitecrayon awhitecrayon 26-30, F Jan 26, 2014

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    I think that the handwritten letter fad was the

    worst thing to become obsolete. It shows caring and compassion, usually, and I find it so much more heartfelt than text messages
    Etherealrose Etherealrose 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    We had been “best friends”

    for years and dating exclusively for months when she suggested we live together. Knowing our shared love of handwritten notes, she of course set out her proposal in writing in her own unique way. That letter is my most treasured possession and I have re-read it hundreds of times...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 12

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    Call me old fashion but i love birthday cards

    and letters because that person took the time and wrote that letter for u i love getting letters from my cousin i think it would be so cool to get letters like my favorite youtubers i would love to read letter that people sent me from watching my videos or that i made them...
    Dezitorsmilez Dezitorsmilez 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I'm a total dork I write letters like I'm in

    the movie Pride and Prejudice, like they will be saved forever and end up in a museum lol
    khewster khewster 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 23, 2014

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    Write Letters!

    You can call me corny, boring or conservative, but I love handwritten letters! The same "old" fashion, I have letters from friends from high school, many who I miss so much. I have received letters from 'secret admirers', which until now I still don‘t know who sent.The letters...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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