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Does anyone still write to people? I know snail mail is dying at an incredible pace, but I for one still enjoy sending things to friends/family via postal mail. These days, I can't ever seem to have the money to go home and visit my family for important days (bdays, anniversaries, etc) and I find that when I send them a letter or card with a personal message inside, it's a gesture that's appreciated more than a call or text.

Just a couple of weeks ago, I sent my sister a card for her bday. It was one that I had bought months ago and had been holding on to. There was a really nice message on the card already, but I took the time to write a more personal one too. The day after her birthday, she texted me to thank me for it, and said that it made her cry . I also have a childhood friend who lives in NY and I haven't seen her since we graduated high school more than 6 years ago, but a couple of weeks ago, I sent her a handwritten letter to catch up. She later messaged me telling me that my letter arrived on a day where she was having bad luck all around and that it made her smile.

With all that said, who wants me to write to them?
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I enjoy getting personal letters and cards in the mail.
As a matter of fact, just today I received a B-Day card from my mom.
It made me smile.

It's nice to get something so personal and meaningful in the mail.
It's a nice change from your everyday bills and junk mail.
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It's nice to get something so personal and meaningful in the mail.
It's a nice change from your everyday bills and junk mail.
Very true!!
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There is something neat about getting something unexpected... especially in the mail..

I don't write but I do send Birthday cards to family as well as the Mother's / Father's day Christmas and the type cards..
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Christmas cards yes! I love to get a boxed set and send them out to my friends/family. It always takes me forever though because I write a personalized message in each of them and after a short time my hand starts to cramp up. I think last Christmas I sent a card to shortcakes
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I didn't get one....
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who wants me to write to them?


I'm not in prison, but you can write me if you want.


I write to my sister back home in Idaho it seems thats the only way I can get a hold of her. I'll call her and text her, but she never answers the phone or replies which drives me crazy, but whenever she receives a letter, card, package in the mail from me she always calls to thank me and to let me know how much she appreciates it.


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I'm not in prison, but you can write me if you want.


I write to my sister back home in Idaho it seems thats the only way I can get a hold of her. I'll call her and text her, but she never answers the phone or replies which drives me crazy, but whenever she receives a letter, card, package in the mail from me she always calls to thank me and to let me know how much she appreciates it.


Really now?! I'm an awesome pen pal

Lol at not answering the phone/texts but calling to say thanks for the mail. That's nice that you send her stuff though
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Really now?! I'm an awesome pen pal

Lol at not answering the phone/texts but calling to say thanks for the mail. That's nice that you send her stuff though
I'll shoot you my address in a bit. I better start working my penmanship if I going to live up to your high standards of writing...
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This is a good trip...
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Hey hey hey try ME!!!!
i have made some post cards with some of my photos, and I wanna send them to my fam in the states, but I havent done so.

You can try ME hahaha

international and stuff lol
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Wouldn't it be great that many fired mailmen recovered their jobs if we started sending tons of letters like in the old days?..my dog would kill its boredom of not having a mailman in the neighborhood to go after him.
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I'll shoot you my address in a bit. I better start working my penmanship if I going to live up to your high standards of writing...
Yes you should brush up on that...may I direct you to this thread:

http://www.soychicano.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55004
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Hey hey hey try ME!!!!
i have made some post cards with some of my photos, and I wanna send them to my fam in the states, but I havent done so.

You can try ME hahaha

international and stuff lol
You should send me some of your awesome picture postcards!
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Wouldn't it be great that many fired mailmen recovered their jobs if we started sending tons of letters like in the old days?..my dog would kill its boredom of not having a mailman in the neighborhood to go after him.
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You should send me some of your awesome picture postcards!
Yes PM your address
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it's good to receive a letter/card once in a while, this way you look forward to checking your mail because you know there is something in there other than junk mail or bills
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Yes PM your address

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it's good to receive a letter/card once in a while, this way you look forward to checking your mail because you know there is something in there other than junk mail or bills
I'm gonna send you a letter...what's your address?
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just make a paper airplane out of the letter and throw it my way, lol
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uhhhh SJ si te portas bien, te mando un post card de Oaxaca
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I love gettin shit in the mail!
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uhhhh SJ si te portas bien, te mando un post card de Oaxaca
that would make me sad actually. I miss it
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I just realized that I made a typo.

I meant to write this is a good thread.
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that would make me sad actually. I miss it
So are you saying that it will make you miss it more and you will come to Oaxaca soon? bwahaha

PM your address right away!
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I feel like sending some snail mail this weekend maybe
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You can always send things to me. I might even reply
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Send me one girl!

I need some people to send letters to! Who would like me to send them one? =) Preferably no stalkers please...
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