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I Love Handwritten Letters

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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 18-21, F May 19

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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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    Bertie's Letters

    I have always loved browsing through boxes of old photographs, postcards, cards and letters, which can be found in the “cheap” sections of provincial auction houses, beside the crockery, unopened soaps and tacky souvenirs of long lifetimes, suddenly ended.  ...
    unsichtbar unsichtbar 46-50 Apr 21, 2010

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    Receiving handwritten letters makes me feel

    that they actually care. It's really sweet because of the amount of effort and time they used to do something for you. :)
    Jaslynnn Jaslynnn 16-17, F May 19

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

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    Hate the phone, the fax,

    the emails and the rest,Handwritten messages always seem to say it best.-People Often Tell Me I'm Good At What I Do, Astronautalis
    YourBadGirl YourBadGirl 26-30, F Dec 3, 2013

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    Sloppy Intimacy

    I've been told that my handwriting is chicken scratch, scribble scrabble, encrypted. Someone even said that it looks like i write with my feet. People have noted that the way i hold my pencil is "wrong" or "awkward". I blame my penmanship teacher *sends teacher handwritten hate...
    sleep140 sleep140 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2010

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    One, very close to my heart.

    Emily Dickinson writes to Susan on a Sunday morning. "Thank the dear little snow flakes, because they fall today rather than some vain weekday, when the world and the cares of the world would try so hard to keep me from my departed friend -- and thank you, too, dear Susie, that...
    Hz228 Hz228 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I love that in this electronic age of instant

    gratification, a handwritten letter is an investment of time from one person to another. Time is a gift that has no monetary value but is priceless.
    BarefootBliss BarefootBliss 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    For You Who Does Not Need To Read Between The Lines

    Wouldn't it be nice if you could write someone this letter and they would actually reply and address each point made in a manner that made your heart feel comforted and cozy?Dear One...It's been a while since I've thought about actually writing a letter. It would sure be nice to...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2013

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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 Jun 23

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    trueloveriamonly trueloveriamonly 18-21, M May 19

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    Letters

    i remember the day i got a card from my grandma.... now all i get is bills in the mailbox ... no letters
    Augusttwix Augusttwix 46-50, F Aug 24, 2013

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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 Mar 28

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    The Last Letter I Ever Wrote

    It all began with a letter so it's probably fitting that that's how it should end . I am assuming you are already gone and that makes me happy for you , I hate to see you rotting away in drayton valley but it Also makes me sad because I won't just randomly run into you. First...
    Last2wake Last2wake 41-45, M Oct 11, 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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    I Have A Shoebox Full Of Handwritten Letters

    from different girls I flirted with back in high school. Until now I still have the box and I have no plans of throwing it away. Sometimes I read the letters in that box again and I cant help but smile. Some of them, I just laugh about. Lol. I miss those days.
    reiko93 reiko93 18-21, F Nov 20, 2013

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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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    My Mother's Letter

    When I went back to the province I found this letter again, it was written by my mom when I was a sophomore high school. I remember that I let my classmates read it too. it also made me cry before... August 21, 2006 Dearest son, You should know that when I was in circa 1975...
    darkrosealterego darkrosealterego 18-21, M Aug 27, 2013

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    I love hand written letters :) I remember

    when we used to pass notes in class with notebook paper that was folded into a lil square or triangle
    MadHattress3 MadHattress3 18-21, F Dec 16, 2013

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    Letter From Behind Bars.

    I got a letter today. The letter was from my father. Someone who I hadn't seen in years. Decides to write to me. He sends me photos of him and he asks me how I've been.... As if he really wants to know right?
    ThereIsNoName ThereIsNoName 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2013

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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...
    SarahBBZ SarahBBZ 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Mom.

    My first handwritten letter was from my mom. She started writing me letters almost every week when I started boarding school at the age of 6. I still have all those letters. Even some of the ones I would write back to her. The last time I read them they made me laugh and cry...
    TheRealMimi TheRealMimi 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 22, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I Miss Handwritten Letters

    I made one for my best friend and gave it to her before she left for Canada. Since there's lot SNS, I kinda miss receiving and giving some hand written letters. I hope I'll receive handwritten letters again because is gives a sentimental feeling :)
    Gzbniky Gzbniky 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27, 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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    My Grandmother's Letters

    I received DOZENS of blue "airletters" from my grandmother in Singapore when I was studying in a UK university some twenty years ago. Her neat, sure, and well-formed handwriting reflected her so perfectly: Cultured and intelligent. Born in the 1920s. Fluent in English...
    AndrewPenney AndrewPenney 41-45 2 Responses Sep 7, 2009

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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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    CanadianGal80 CanadianGal80 31-35, F 6 days ago

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