JM’s Journal: Using Technology to Write Handwritten Letters and Cards


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Using Technology to Write Handwritten Letters and Cards

Embracing the Art of Letter Writing Again

by J.M. Troppello


When I was in high school, I had a pen pal from another country. I loved writing letters to this person and receiving letters in exchange. I am an 80’s child and grew up in the days before the internet. I remember when my friends and I used to pass handwritten notes in class. It was so lovely to receive a handwritten letter or card in the mail.


With the advent of the internet, written communication has suffered. People rarely send handwritten notes anymore. They use emails or text messages instead. With email and text exchanges, abbreviations and more concise content take precedence over using more personal and traditional language that would be used in letter writing.


I love this quote from fiction author Susan Lendroth, “To write is human, to receive a letter: divine!” I have often experienced that divine feeling when I’ve received a handwritten letter or card in the mail.


Actor Keanu Reeves said, “Letters are something from you. It’s a different kind of intention than writing an email.” I completely agree with that. There is something so special about receiving a handwritten letter in the mail or leaving a handwritten note for someone. My husband and I leave handwritten notes at home for each other to find in the morning – before he leaves earlier to get to work – and for me to find when I get up and start my day.


Handwritten letters and notes are a lost art today. Television Chef and actor Sandra Lee said, “My most cherished possessions are my grandma’s letters and my vintage Martha Washington cookbook.”


There are various pros and cons between writing handwritten letters and sending emails. Handwritten letters have to be mailed, need paid postage, and take time to be received from the sender in the mail. Emails can be quickly typed out, sent, and are immediately accepted. Handwritten letters bring a more personal touch to the correspondence. Emails are more professional.


It takes more time and effort to write a personal handwritten letter and mail it than it does to write an email or send a text message. However, technology is continually advancing. You can now send handwritten letters or cards through a handwritten letter writing service. This type of service uses innovative technology to create handwritten notes to scale so you can communicate more personally with others in your personal and professional life.


The process of using this technology is extremely user-friendly. You simply type your message into the handwritten letter writing service website or app. Then you can select the right card that suits your message perfectly. You have the option of using your own stationery as well.


This service utilizes custom-designed handwriting robots. These robots have the capacity to hold real pens and can write your letters or cards in the handwriting style of your choice. All correspondence is sent via First Class postage.


Fiction author, Elizabeth Kostova said, “It’s funny; in this era of email and voice mail and all those things that even I did not grow up with, a plain old paper letter takes on amazing intimacy.”


You can enhance your personal and professional correspondence today by starting to use this handwritten letter writing service. It can help you bring back the art of letter writing while saving you time from having to handwrite the letters and cards yourself.

 

About the Author


JM Troppello at Mustard Seed Sentinel

J.M. Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.


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