Why Writing is Still Important | Posted on: 3 June 2015
With the advent of technology, we have many forms of communication that just a half century ago, weren’t even thought of. We have email, text messages, Skype, FaceTime and a plethora of other technologically advanced forms of communication; why should even we even learn to write anymore?
Let’s take a quick poll; when was the last time you wrote and mailed someone a letter? A year? Two years? Ten years or more?! Birthday cards count and so do post cards sent from far away exotic locations around the world. In fact, any hand written letter that you mailed to someone counts.
The sad truth is that many people haven’t written a letter in many years and a high percentage of them wouldn’t even know where to start. To us, being in the stationery industry, this is sad. Not from a sales standpoint, but from a communication standpoint where we are slowly losing one of our great lost arts.
So why should we write letters? I mean, isn’t it much easier, and faster, to just send an email or text? Sure, it is faster and more efficient, but it isn’t as tangible is it? In my opinion, writing a letter to someone shows that you care enough about them to take the time to sit down with a pen and paper and compose your thoughts. I have taken the time today to sit down, albeit with keyboard in hand, and written down my thoughts on why I think writing a letter is still important in today’s world.
Writing a letter takes time and attention. It provides clarity and helps us get our message across better than any distracted, impersonal email ever can. Hand writing a letter takes time and patience and it enables the brain’s thoughts to flow through the pen and onto the paper with more deliberation and creativity.
When reading an email or text, do you find it difficult to understand the sender’s emotional standpoint without all of the emoticons and emojis people are using now days? Writing a letter by hand communicates those emotions much better and can give a sense of closeness for those who are far away abroad.
A handwritten letter is tangible; the receiver can hold onto it, fold it, unfold it and keep it close unlike any form of electronic messaging available. A handwritten letter isn’t as easy to delete without that little button we all like and that digital file storage just isn’t the same as tucking a personal letter into your favorite book or that shoebox you keep tucked away in your wardrobe.
Writing a letter preserves our ability to write in the first place. Many adults have forgotten how to write properly as there isn’t enough emphasis put on that skill as there is on text speak and other forms of sometimes indecipherable digital communication.
As you see, writing and sending a letter is still an important skill to have. It will keep the brain sharp, tighten bonds with friends and family and will show others that you truly care and want to connect with them. Sit down with a pen and paper today and write someone you know a letter; you just might make their day a little brighter!
Some Interesting Facts About Stationery | Posted on: 2 June 2015
For those of you who may not think stationery is interesting, this post is for you. Stationery, and office supplies in general, have earned a reputation for being boring or “everyday” and the staff here at Envelope want to change that.
Read through the following list of interesting facts about stationery and office supplies and perhaps learn something new today. Don’t miss the last one; it’s something you’ll really like!