The Wall Street Journal on a Lost Art

“How many cards did you send this holiday season?” The Wall Street Journal muses on the relevance of the handwritten note in this e-literate world in a fantastic article by Philip Hensher. Hensher writes of the personal impact of receiving a note in the mail, and the connections made between people via handwriting.

Handwriting can be untidy and malformed and difficult to read, but there is always going to be someone who recognizes even the worst of handwritings and treasures it because of who it comes from. The handwritten letter from a soldier at the front; a letter from a boy on a first solo trip abroad, discovering the world and having lots to talk about; letters from a son who has just gone away to university for the first time—these were all common things until very recently.

Mollie LittleMollie-Little

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