Nowadays, sending instructions to a person via snail mail is definitely an obsolete type of communication. Many people use email or even social networking platforms like Facebook. The reasoning behind it is quite simple: It’s far more easy to reach someone who way and snail mail and letters and can get lost in transit.
Nevertheless, I still send letters to friends who reside in other states at least one time per month. Here's why:
Throughout the entire year, there are many holidays which will provide you with a reason to write something to some friend — Christmas, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, and much more. In my opinion sending an e-mail is cool. But nothing reflects your feelings much better than a greeting card. Whenever you send your friend instructions on the special holiday, she or he will feel more appreciated since you took your time and effort to take a seat to write something on their behalf or because you thought about that friend when choosing up a minute card. What’s more, it will make your friend's day a whole lot brighter to see something in his/her mailbox other than the utility bill.
Additionally, paper letters are more private.
Many times I will find myself reading an e-mail and having someone hover over my shoulder (either intentionally or not). Yes, I'm able to always tell them “what are you searching at?” however i find that it's more private and private when you're holding instructions than reading while watching computer.
Letters can also be kept as a keepsake. They are a great way to recreate memories in the past. At the same time, you may also recognize the sender's handwriting and see when the letter was legitimately written. Strangely enough, old letters have even been accustomed to solve cases by forensic researchers. So letters can be used criminal tips.
Finally, there's so much you are able to say inside a letter.
There is no character limit so you can freely express yourself. Plus, you can include fun stickers, draw something pretty, and even send your pals coupons, along with other paper ephemera. There is even a penpal group called Pocket Letter Pals by which people swap mail with the idea of making new friends who enjoy scrapbooking and crafting.
Personally, I am a person in Pocket Letter Pals and I have been swapping “happy mail” with various people from around the globe. It has given me the opportunity to become creative whilst meeting others.
So, don't be afraid to send a postcard or perhaps a letter for an old friend of yours, especially one who's not on social media. They will be very glad to get your letter. I can assure you of that according to my very own experience.