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I Love Handwritten Letters

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    I feel super special

    when I receive a hand written letter but I haven't had one in a while lol!
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F Jun 1

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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

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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

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    I really want someone to write letters with me,

    like a penpal, if anyone would like to?:)
    oceansxx oceansxx 13-15, F Jun 25

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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...
    Qtip1976 Qtip1976 31-35, M 2 Responses May 18, 2013

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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 1 Response Jan 26

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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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    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...
    MissListless MissListless 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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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...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 1 Response Nov 7

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    Nothing Beats A Handwritten Love Letter On Beautiful Stationery

    The heft of good writing paper, the braille-like feel of writing indentations on the paper's underside and even the occasional scent of perfume or cologne. They’re so rare nowadays. But I think they’re so much more meaningful than a text, email, etc. They show that someone...
    JKS17 JKS17 26-30, F Feb 15, 2013

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    A Little Piece of Someone Else's Life

    Maybe I'm an old fossil, but I still enjoy writing letters using paper and ink. And I enjoy getting "real" mail, in m y mailbox-- something other than just bills and junk. Don't get me wrong, I do love the Internet and the convenience of email, but there's just something very...
    Denmarkguy Denmarkguy 51-55, M 5 Responses Jan 23, 2008

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

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    Most Beautiful Way

    I love handwritten letters from someone that cares for me. This is the most beautiful, breath taking way to show someone how much you truly mean to them. To know and understand that person took the time out of his day to say something to you. Scrabble to find a stamp or go to the...
    enchantedebonybutterfly enchantedebonybutterfly 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 19, 2012

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    trueloveriamonly trueloveriamonly 18-21, M May 19

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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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    I wish someone special in my life would write

    me a handwritten letter...!!!
    queercutie queercutie 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 19

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    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 30

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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.
    Karliya Karliya 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 3

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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

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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...
    novembermountain novembermountain 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Yes !

    .....and handwriting in general! Call me old fashioned - I am, after all 40! - but I love getting letters through the post....and I love handwriting... It seems there's a generation of kids - and adults - that have really poor writing skills; they spend all their time on the...
    KarenDurose KarenDurose 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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    I want more of these in my life.

    I always get playfully jealous when my sister gets a handwritten letter and I don't. I need to write to people more.
    RandomStumble RandomStumble 18-21, F 2 Responses May 18

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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

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    Back in 2006 Kurt Vonnegut responded to 5

    students that wrote to him. November 5, 2006 Dear Xavier High School, and Ms. Lockwood, and Messrs Perin, McFeely, Batten, Maurer and Congiusta: I thank you for your friendly letters. You sure know how to cheer up a really old geezer (84) in his sunset years. I don't make...
    kwarner kwarner 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    It is always good to receive a letter,

    a handwritten ones that sincerely written by your loved ones. How every words are defined.. It is good and no email won't change that kind of feeling. Holding the paper that he held, the ink that he used to wrote the paper. It was sweet and I would love to receive ones! :)
    cassxandra cassxandra 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    I do! Even though, frankly,

    my handwriting is shocking verging on the illegible...
    ThisCharmingManUK ThisCharmingManUK 46-50, M 4 days ago

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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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    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

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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

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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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    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

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    I'm a sucker for hand made gifts.

    <3 I have a box full of sweet things my friends have made me. Notes, coffee filter snowflakes, bracelets, everything. :)
    BrokenPhoenixx BrokenPhoenixx 18-21, F Jan 3

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    A Time And Space Bubble!

    This is very unusual for most people, but I believe that the ones that I hold very dear are quite spoiled by me. I rarely write a letter to them, unless there is something very special that I would like to share with them. What I usually do is, I get some paper, any type, a pen...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 29, 2009

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    Handwritten letters are honestly a work of art

    in my opinion. It's always nice to see them. Sadly in this day and age, handwritten letters are becoming more and more rare due to the ability to communicate through electronical means.
    AiKii AiKii 16-17, F Jan 31

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    I really like writing letters to people

    as it's really sweet to do, however I have no one to write to!
    oceansxx oceansxx 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    A Long Lost Treasure

    One of the things I still love to do is write letters. It gives me a chance to really express myself to a friend or family member. But with the pain in my hand, it's difficult to do in one sitting, so it takes about three or four days for me to write. I have three friends I write...
    silentwriter180 silentwriter180 41-45, F Apr 21, 2012

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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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    trueloveriamonly trueloveriamonly 18-21, M May 19

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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

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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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    The intimacy is well received.

    In our technological times a handwritten letter means so much more, because of the time taken to make this expression, the trouble taken by the writer, go write, edit and fold, envelope and mail it. The arts of intimacy are dying out over the desires for anonymity. This site...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    Call me old fashioned

    but I love hand written letter. I haven't gotten one or written one in so long :3
    JellyBear92 JellyBear92 22-25, F May 19

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    I do enjoy handwritten letters,

    but only if they are legible. People have such horrible handwriting these days though... so maybe not. Here are the last words of Virginia Woolf in her last handwritten letter... “Dearest, I feel certain that I am going mad again. I feel we can’t go through another of those...
    PersephoneStardust PersephoneStardust 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 30

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    Dear XXXXX, my heart sings in ambivalent rhythm,

    the cadence of its insanity robs oxygen from my brain. The Krebs Cycle you mentioned yesterday The Linear programming graph you have taught me years ago The Electron Transport Chain you have detailed in my notebook Are they are acts of kindness? ? ? ? Do I care about ATP...
    Driftingminds Driftingminds 16-17, F Aug 20

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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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    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

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    Related Experiences

    .....I am just going to start writing..... Just because.....something happened few days ago.... Dear -----, Do you remember the innocent girl who's been inspired by your passion...
    Driftingminds Driftingminds 16-17, F Nov 6

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    People beat themselves over someone who did not textback. If he/she is not giving one of the simplest effort to mankind these days then there's no chance he/ she would be making...
    filledspaces filledspaces 26-30, F Nov 6

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    The Melancholy Man There once was a very melancholy man. He was sad and alone, and the only thing his day consisted of was working as a bookkeeper and going home to an empty...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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    Sooo... It's been a while since I wrote here. But anyways, hello again everyone, it's been a long time. I just wanted to admit out here that right now, I'm pretty sure I'm having...
    TheFemaleHyena TheFemaleHyena 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Passing Notes Writing letters is not desperate. Writing letters today is actually more considered unique and creative. If I write a letter to a friend, family member, or even...
    Atlas0Scar Atlas0Scar 18-21, M 6 days ago

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