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Missive – A Dying Art..?

July 27, 2013
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Missive – definition: a written message : letter

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Can you remember the joy of receiving a letter – a proper letter that came in the mail? The excitement of a new stamp design from another country, the feel of your finger sliding under the seal to break it open. There is something special about a real letter rather than the email we constantly use in today’s world.

We are so used to the instant gratification of communication nowadays. Years ago I wrote every other week to an overseas friend and then waited in anticipation for the reply. We got to live each others lives, in part, through these letters, albeit delayed.

Do you prefer a real birthday card to a facebook or email message? I like the mantel filled with cards myself. It brings a smile to my face. The well wishes on social media are nice, of course, but a real card shows extra care on the sender’s part.

Are we witnessing the demise of letters? Is it a skill that will die in future generations?

Do you write letters? Have you got a story to share about them?

And just for fun try this: http://hobosandhightops.wordpress.com/2013/07/24/how-to-get-more-fun-mail/

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3 Comments

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  2. For the sake of nostalgia I am having handwritten letters incorporated into my paperback POD version of my ebook.

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