My Mom asked me to clear my old bookshelf, where I found old bag full of old letters and greeting cards…woo old memories of nineties came in front of me. Birthday cards, letters from friends and cousins. I remember receiving letters and cards always put smile on my face ๐Ÿ™‚

In today’s time we people communicate through Facebook, watsup, Skype or email. But we definitely loosing something. Text messages cannot be treasured in the way, my teenage letters and postcards have been for a years. Emails and text messages cannot replace excitement and thrill of receiving and opening personal letter.

I always love getting cards and postcards from someone I love. Letters were way to express our feelings and thoughts which I found difficult through text messages and emails. Letters have always been nice way to show someone how you care. Now I understand that why we were close in those days and todays generation is lacking that connect.

Letter writing is an art, sometimes exciting, full of detail. Letters were joyfully received and replies penned. They were saved and treasured and often handed down through families as keepsakes and histories. An email is archived after few seconds of reading but letters you can save for years.

Writing letter adds human touch to your relationship. I feel this is reason that earlier people were more closer to each other or they understand each other more then today’s time. Sometimes letters help us express our feelings in a way that we can’t over phone,Skype,through phone or even in person.

I remember my father was abroad for few years when I was kid…he use to write letters to mom which she treasured and cherished for years.

Personal letters were long things, but when was the last time you received a long, rambling email? Theyโ€™re very rare, Instead they tend to be short notes with a brief bit of news, knocked off very quickly, often as weโ€™re in the middle of several other things. Theyโ€™ve changed the art of letter writing. How many people would want to save emails? Some are worthwhile, but theyโ€™re few and far between.

Compared to letters, emails are little more than an exchange of notes โ€“ and for the most part, letter writing has fallen by the wayside. I miss those good old days!

Thank you for reading โค๏ธ

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ยฉ Anjali Sharma, Positive Side Of The Coin

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66 comments

  1. I couldn’t agree more. I miss those good old days too. When I was going through boxes I found letters from my dad to my children that he’d written to them when they were young and we were living a province away – they are treasures now that he’s gone. Great post

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    1. Thank you so much for reading, a handwritten letter is a tangible thingโ€”something that engages our senses in a way that technology currently cannot.ย I always treasure my bag full of old letters and greetings. Thank you again for dropping by๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ

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  2. There is something quite magical about a handwritten letter. I have kept cards and letters for many years; a draw full of love! In some of the cards are little flowers, pressed and preserved. Like poetry that sparks the soul, so too letters and cards… ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Yes so true, it’s magic which bring bright smile on our face…lot of memories are associated with these magical wonder of handwritten letters. Thanks for dropping by๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•

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  3. A lovely post! I always enjoyed getting hand-written letters. When I first came to the USA from England back in ’73, both Mum and Dad wrote to me at least once a week for 10 years, until they finally came to live with us. I kept every one of those letters and still read them occasionally.

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  4. Simply awesome. I had a hobby of writing letters to my acquaintances in childhood. I have preserved all the cards i have received till now. Gradually technology replaced it and replies to my letters stopped. But I still love and miss that old way of communication. Your article has opened the door of my memories. Thanks. Btw i was plannings to and writing a story similar to this context. Will share you the link once it is completed. It was nice to read your blog.

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  5. My mom’s too has tones of cards and letters which her friends or relatives gave her while she was away studying at college.
    Some day ago I found that packet in my grandma’s home and when I told my mom’s about it she spent hours scrolling through it.

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  6. I still regularly write letters and thank you notes. In thirty years of expat life, Iโ€™ve written a weekly letter to my parents, and I receive at least one a week from my mother, who isnโ€™t interested in โ€œlearning to email.โ€ My elderly parentsโ€™ lives revolve around aches and pains and doctors appointments, so I always try to make my letters interesting and upbeat. At my end, even if their news is glum, itโ€™s lovely to find a handwritten note in my mail box. One day, my long correspondence with my mom will come to an end, and I think I will find collecting the bills and junk mail quite sad. But for now, itโ€™s a simple and pleasant way to spread a little sunshine.

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    1. That’s good to know that somewhere in the world people like you still use this beautiful medium. Yes it’s beautiful way to spread sunshine. Thank you for dropping by๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•

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  7. I learned years ago when I began scrapbooking (which I no longer have time for), the importance of handwriting as we record our lives, particularly for our children. This is an important post and I wholeheartedly agree! In my About Me bio, I mention how I love hand-written notes.

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    1. Wowโค๏ธ…it reminded me three years back when I conceived I started writing diary and I use to speak to my baby through diary, I use to write my daily routine, how i use to feel when she was inside me. I wanted to give her that on her 10th birthday when she will understand it’s importance….I hope she will like it. Thanks for dropping by๐Ÿ’•

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  8. If you really care about older relative, you’ll write them a letter a couple of times a year. They hang on to those pages even if they can no longer see them and show them to everyone. It’s a little bit of you.
    Emails are fast, but not the same personal touch…interesting that some techies are beginning to enjoy a little snail mail.

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    1. These days older relatives also stopped writing letters as they watsup everyday….social media has made this world global village. We are so dependent on technology that I feel we hardly use pen and paper these days…but yes only letters can give you personal touch. Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ’•

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      1. They can’t write once they get very old (my family tends to routinely live over 100) – That’s the point o0f writing to the elderly. They can’t read screens or paper. Would be wonderful for the younger group to step up and help keep the seniors from being socially isolated by writing a couple of notes – short ones even a year that can be read by staff. It makes a huge difference – ask caregivers. And a small bit of return for all the care the really old gave you

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  9. Sadly, I did not know too many people who write letter’s anymore. The last one that I got was from my uncle over ten years ago.

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  10. This reminds me of my high school and college years. I used to have a lot of penpals from all over the world! The letters take weeks to arrive but the feeling I get when I finally get to receive them is just wow! I miss those days. The connection is just something more real and it’s just different. I still keep the letters back home. Some of my little treasures! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Great post!

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  11. Your post is the reflection of my thoughts. Even though I wasn’t part of that glorious era where feelings were true and the letters were the true treasure, I still feel letters, cards were the best mode of communication. The handwritten, self-made cards could touch anyone’s heart.

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  12. It’s a lost art. I still far prefer to hand write if I’m doing anything personal. I’ve actually just written one for a friend today. I love stumbling across old letters, I have a file full of wonderful words. Hold onto these little treasures and keep writing your own. Never let that personal touch die, it’ll set you apart from the impersonal digital elite.

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      1. I truly do. I far prefer paper and pen. My only complaint in years at college and university ruined my cursive. I now have a scrawl of block caps because it’s quicker. I think I need a writing course to re learn old habits. There was a day when I could write very pretty words with a very pretty context. I’m glad you shared this was a lovely read!

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  13. I don’t get many letters, but I do get postcards though an online website called: “Postcrossing.” These arrive from all over the world. They have lovely and unique pictures on the front, and a nice elongated greeting on the back. I send my share around the world too. It’s wonderful coming home to find a handwritten postcard in the mailbox. I treasure them like you treasure yours. Nope! Emails and text messages pall by comparison. I like to send my friends and family thankyou’s and uplifting cards and tomes. I always make sure to write something special on the blank side of the card. I have a mantle, which is where I place the cards I receive. Sometimes, a letter arrives as well. Just a mention…one blogger told how she sends her military boyfriend a telegram. I’ll bet many people don’t realize sending a telegram is still possible. Connection is so key in this world where it appears to be waning. I’m glad I still prefer to (like yourself) stay in touch!

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    1. In today’s world of electronic gadgets postcard and letters seems little weird to new generation, but fact is that it’s really fun to receive them, I am glad that you love to receiving postcards and letters ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. This is very sweet! Love this, I thought I was the only one who saved old cards and letters these days. When we go through and read these old notes, it almost feels as if we can time travel for just a moment!

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  15. Well said the innocence of writing letter and reading by decoder is been mkssing nowadays ! People have lost in the electronic world and basbasic scripture to write a letter expressing ones emotions is by gone era..which should not had been the case. Writing letters is something that one can treasure for life . Emails can’t be!!!! Real dearies of life reveled. Thanks positive side of coin ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  16. We cherish those moments. There were no mobiles phones back then in 90’s or before and letters were the only way to express our feelings. But nowadays teenagers have those huge smartphones with them and they are so much into this social apps that they will certainly laugh at the idea of writing letters. But doing so they certainly are missing the excitement of writing or receiving cards or letters. Feelings well expressed. Nice

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