- From the USPS 2016 stats: 154.2 BILLION pieces of mail were processed & delivered (I'm guessing that was in 2015 because how could they know for 2016 since the year isn't over yet?)
- Only 22% of American households send Christmas cards
- A single US stamp costs 49¢
I'm ashamed to say that I don't know the date of the last time I handwrote & mailed a letter. It's a dying art. Heck, I've even jumped on the bandwagon for using the computer to sign cards, tags, etc rather than write them out using a favorite pen.
So why don't we write letters or send cards anymore? Technology is supposed to lighten our load, yet it seems we're busier than ever. Now don't get me wrong...I depend on my iMac & I'm as guilty as the next person, but I LOVE getting a card or letter in the mail that someone took the time to write their signature. Don't you smile huge when a card or letter comes in the mail?
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I'm going to challenge myself & I'm going to take a first tiny step & you are welcome to join me. I'm going to write a letter. That sounds so simple & it is by carving out 30 minutes to do it. Hmmm...perhaps skip Jeopardy one night? Then, I'm going to mail that letter. How about you? Will you write a letter, too?