Are Handwritten Love Letters a Vanishing Art?

For as long as people had a pen, paper and could write, the art of crafting a romantic love letter EnlightenedWriting3has been penned. But in the era of texting, tweeting, emojis and emailing, the intuitive pleasure of a handwritten love letter is largely lost.

Remember in grammar school as a kid, when the “I like you, do you like me? Check yes or no” note was passed to you in class? Now you send a text (“luv u”). Then finish the conversation with a suggestive emoji.

When it comes to sentimental value, females overwhelmingly lead the genders. Females are over twice as likely as men to keep notes, children’s schoolwork, diaries and their own creative writing, poetry and songs. Males are more likely to cherish handwritten wedding vows than females, but females have neater writing than males and believe that handwriting reflects their personality.

It’s a spectacular thing to be loved with words, and not utilitarian texts full of empty acronyms, humorous-faced emojis or emails sent two seconds before grabbing a cab. How much more precious, then, those letters of former times,  when the flow of ink, the craftsmanship of words and letters on paper, embossed paper you can touch. They delivered more than a letter, they delivered thoughtful emotions.

Nevertheless, we hope someone writes you a love letter. But better yet, we hope you start writing them. We sincerely hope you begin to construct an environment in which your relationships are able to flourish in such a way that the people you love notice the time and effort you put into a handwritten note or love letter.Are-Handwritten-Love-Letters-a-Vanishing-Art

SOURCE: A survey of 2000 people by luxury travel brand Signature from Thomas Cook