I have recently been given the opportunity to blast back to my youth and become a pen pal. I think we can all honestly say that we seldom write letters anymore. In this age of technology we tend to connect with people via Facebook, Twitter, or by E-mail. Some even use programs like Skype and Facetime.
Now, as much as I enjoy using these methods to connect with my family and friends, I think it is so much more personal when you send someone a letter that has been handwritten. It adds a personal touch in my opinion.
My new pen pal is one of my best friends. She just moved a province over, and I already miss her terribly. I very much look forward to writing her, but the excitement of being a pen pal pales in comparison to actually being able to see her face to face. I wish I could.
For now I must content myself with writing the ‘old-fashioned’ way. By hand and from the heart.
So now I ask you: Do any of you have a pen pal? Do you remember when they were assigned to us in elementary school? Do you find that writing by hand adds a personal touch?