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Do you write letters on a regular basis? Is this an important habit to model for our children? How do we renew appreciation for letters?

What do you do in your family to encourage letter writing? Do you save letters, and if so, do you ever share and reread them? I would be interested in how others keep letter writing alive in the world.

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    May 1 2013: Before letter writing there was the tradition of storytelling and spoken word. Then we invented letter writing. Now we have email and SMS. Someday we may have thought-transference. The 'letter' is a method - a tool - in my opinion, to accomplish what I'm trying to convey. In modern poetry there is an argument on whether a poem must be spoken and told rather than just written, to see the inferences and enunciation's of the author. I can see where the effort of taking the time to write a letter can have greater romantic appeal, but I think that's more a function of the author and reader than the actual conveyance of the item called "letter".
    • May 1 2013: It's true that there are many ways to convey a message. I guess I must be a romantic because I've saved hundreds of letters from many different senders, some significant and some just fun. I've been incorporating them into my Life Letters blog, which is meant to promote the dying art of letter writing.
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        May 2 2013: And that's wonderful! That works for you. Please do not interpret my reply as 'discounting' your appreciation, or the value, of the craft of letter writing. I merely presented my view - I think more in response to 'model for our children' than anything else. Also, I use the word 'romantic' in the classic sense, of which I am very fond of.

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