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I Love Handwritten Letters

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    Send Me A Little Piece Of Parchment

    I enjoy the speed and instant gratification of electronic communications. Although I don't particularly like talking on the phone or Skype, I do love email and the private messaging component of our dear EP. However, there's something magical about receiving a handwritten letter...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2012

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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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    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 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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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 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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    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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    What Is A Hand Written Letter?

    I can't remember when the last time I saw a handwritten letter. It's become computerized, even worse twitterized. How about texting? I believe there's a texting book that shows you how to texted out words properly. The younger generation do not have to speak to one another they...
    ConnieProuder ConnieProuder 61-65, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2012

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Where It Counts...

    It is quite amazing how two individuals can become good friends in a short amount of time, developing a bond that some never do achieve in a lifetime or even in a marriage. What's even more incredible is when we think we know individuals whom we have been in contact with over the...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    Writing To Friend Across The Country

    I moved away from my friend about 4 months ago due to both of my parents being in the military. While I was there I was known for my cursive and when I moved here 3 weeks later my friend wrote me a letter all in beautiful calligraphy. I was about what was going on there and such...
    pleasethinkaboutit pleasethinkaboutit 16-17, F Dec 10, 2012

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    I Still Have Boxes Of Handwritten Letters Sent To Me Over The Years...

    ...but the boxes are getting smaller and smaller. Every year I receive less and less Christmas cards. I still save every one, even if it has only one handwritten line. I have two large boxes of all the handwritten letters I received in Vietnam. I wonder how many handwritten...
    OliverDrab OliverDrab 66-70 1 Response Sep 4, 2012

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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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    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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    Handwritten Letters

    I love it when someone special hand writes me a letter. I love the anticipation of waiting to read it ... maybe because i feel people can express things on a deeper level on paper. Isn't it funny that people feel more comfortable talking about deeper feelings/emotions on paper or...
    deadinsideout deadinsideout 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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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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    Army Letters From 1965-1967

    My husband and I decided to cleaning our storage area and came upon letters I had written him when he was in the service. He kept every single letter. That evening we took out those letters and started reading them. We fell in love all over again. We celebrated our 46th...
    ConnieProuder ConnieProuder 61-65, F Sep 20, 2012

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    Dear No One ,

    like being independent Not so much of an investment No one to tell me what to do I like being by myself Don’t gotta entertain anybody else No one to answer to But sometimes, I just want somebody to hold Someone to give me their jacket when its cold Got that young love even when...
    Monster520 Monster520 16-17, F Apr 16, 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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    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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    My First Love Letter

    When I was 11 my friend heard me complain because I didn't get a valentine that day and lots of other people did anyway less than 15 minutes later I went to my class tray and for a little folded piece of paper with happy valentines day written in red pencil with a heart and a x...
    Charlene19893 Charlene19893 22-25, F Jan 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 2 Responses Dec 29, 2009

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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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    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 1 Response Mar 17

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    Palatable Gestures

    Hand written letters bring a beautiful tangibility to somebody's thoughts. And to have that shared with you is like receiving a precious stone or a home cooked meal. It brightens your senses and can warm a heart, floating before your gaze or pressed to your affectionate chest...
    JoseyDee JoseyDee 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 18, 2011

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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 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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    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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    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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    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.  ...
    sichtbar sichtbar 46-50 11 Responses Apr 21, 2010

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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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    Lifetime Of Love Letters

    January 21st, 2012 was the first time I received a letter in the mail from my sweetheart. It looked different from the other envelopes. It had been forever since I saw handwriting on the front of an envelope. There was a large red stamp that wrote, "SOLANO STATE PRISON". It...
    ColombianaQueen ColombianaQueen 26-30, F Jan 17, 2013

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

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    Mr Postman Is That Letter For Me

    My childhood had some challenges. It was not enough to be the youngest in a large family. All of us, including mum and dad, had given names commencing with the same letter. I have three sisters and three brothers. Imagine the confusion when mail arrived with just the initial Ms...
    Duchessforthright Duchessforthright 46-50 2 Responses May 26, 2012

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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'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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    Dear True Friend

    So many times people do not take the opportunity or the time to really get to know someone. Interest is often generated based on looks initially and gradually if a friendship/relationship lasts long enough, a person often becomes interested in a person's attributes and what makes...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2012

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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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    Related Experiences

    Handwritten letters make this romantic's heart melt.
    AdelaideHayashi AdelaideHayashi 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It seems to be more meaningful to me. I think it's fun to read handwritten letters. I always enjoyed writing letters.
    Chirogymnast Chirogymnast 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    i love writing in my diary all the time and i love writing letters to people, when i write in my diary i feel like i can open up and write anything i want and no body can see it at...
    westlife213 westlife213 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I guess I could be a hopeless romantic. When I feel or believe I love someone, I love them and only them. They become a part of everything I do, whether it just be making a...
    Luminae Luminae 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    You told me to let you know me. You told me to let you be there for me. I said " But I dont want you to be there for me." I could tell you took it badly. What I wanted to tell you...
    Brianabear Brianabear 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    A helicopter was flying around above Seattle when an electrical malfunction disabled all of the aircraft's electronic navigation and communications equipment. Due to the clouds...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 6 Responses Mar 29

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    I've written so many letters that I can never send. I write letters when I'm sad, angry, lonely, or just need to let out emotions. I've written letters to my cousin, expressing my...
    BroadwayDreamer16 BroadwayDreamer16 16-17, F Mar 23

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    My now ex-boyfriend/best friend went to jail. I thought he was the love of my life. The one person who I would spend forever with. We dated on and off for 6 or so years, and I...
    mostd0pe mostd0pe 18-21, F Apr 7

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    Yup.. I wrote a lot of letters for my ex-bestfriend.. I love her so much because she's my bestfriend.. But when she moved back to Arkansas... Everything changed.. She barely text...
    Thatssoawesome Thatssoawesome 13-15, F Mar 25

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    The white letters are friendly. The brown letters are usually speeding fines, parking fines, road tax renewal letters or other demands for money. They have to be opened with a...
    Lindop69 Lindop69 66-70, M 1 Response Mar 29

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