Love Letters. The “Anti”-New Media?

This weekend, I’m not checking out of technology- vowing to stay off Twitter, stopping the pinning on Pinterest, or changing my Facebook password, but I am going old school. I’m writing letters.

I was inspired to write after the readings in my New Media Studies course, but was also reminded about the power of letter writing and how it is becoming a lost art form after watching this 5 minute video of Hannah Brencher who founded the global initiative, The World Needs More Love Letters.

I can’t actually remember the last time I received a letter in the mail. It might have been in the mid-90s when I was a pen pal with a girl I met at summer camp. She lived about 90 miles away from me. And we would exchange letters on notebook paper.

The mailbox now consists of solicitations, bills, and other hum drum items. I’m sure I’m not alone in this assessment.

So, no distractions. Or huge audiences. A letter is intimate. And made just for you. So, I’ll be mailing a couple and tucking a couple under pillows in my own home.

One thought on “Love Letters. The “Anti”-New Media?

  1. I miss letters.I’ve written a lot of them over the years, but I can’t remember the last letter I wrote. It’s been at least 3 years–not counting birthday, thank you, whatever cards. I do still send actual cards.

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