Archive for November 10, 2016
Letter writing was once the main form of communication, before the invention of the telegraph. Letters would travel all across the world, containing communication from the official to the personal. While today, letter writing is not as popular as it once was, there is still a certain charm to crafting a hand-written letter and a certain joy in receiving one.
In 2014, 141 billion letters were mailed. While that sounds like a large amount, the U.S. Postal Service’s annual survey in 2010 revealed that the average home only received a personal letter once every seven weeks. This was down from once every two weeks in 1987.
Handwriting itself seems down in use, which can have some detrimental effects. Docmail, a UK-based printing and mailing company, conducted a study in 2012 that found that one in three par