Reactions were 50-50. Some prefer the traditional way. According to them, it is more personalized and it shows the sender took the initiative to buy a card, write in it, stick a stamp and mail it out. Others prefer e-cards, Twitter and Facebook as it's faster and more convenient.
I came across this article on GOOD.IS: Digital Makeover: Send an Analog Email (AKA a Letter) #30DaysofGOOD
It's a simple project: To encourage one to temporarily ditch technology and social media and write a friend a letter.
"Why write a letter since there's the likes of Gmail, Twitter and Facebook," you'd say.
When was the last time you stepped inside the post office?
San Francisco Chronicle's John Diaz editorial piece was quoted in the article:
Neither a thousand tweets nor an e-mail of any length can quite match the power or poignancy of a handwritten letter. … You are giving the recipient your most valuable asset: your undivided attention. You also are providing a keepsake. Friends and family members may cherish a Facebook wall post or a thoughtful text, but neither will ever end up in a drawer of personal treasures.Given the option, would you take on this challenge? Would you surprise a friend by writing a letter?
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