Serious question. In this digital age, why do old fashioned cards and letters still matter? Why does receiving a card in the mail fill us with more joy than receiving a heartfelt text or email?
Susan Lendroth once said, “To write is human, to receive a letter; Divine!” We agree.
Writing is a more difficult process than talking or even texting. It requires more thought and effort. We take care with the words we put to paper because they leave a record of who we are and what we were thinking at the time. When we write a physical letter or send a card, it is a physical memento of a moment in a time, a thought that was captured and saved just for that person.
Keeping cards and letters can also help us keep a record of our lives. Just a few years back, Einstein’swritten records went online for the world to view digitally. Now we are able to read the words and understand the thought process of one of humanity’s greatest minds — all because he put pen to paper.
So if you think it requires too much effort to send a card, stop and just do it. You won’t regret it. Our cards and letters become a part of our life story and of who we are. Follow your promptings to send a heartfelt, simple message today. You’re creating a record to share!