It is easy to overlook the true value of a good old-fashioned handwritten letter. Writing out your thoughts by hand in this digital age shows you took the time to sit down, carefully plan what you were going to say, and put the effort into creating something physical rather than just sending an email.
With young children growing up in a world filled with iPads, smartphones and computers, not many are familiar with the art of writing letters or sending thank you cards. But this important form of communication isn’t being phased out, thanks to Montgomery County’s America Writes program.
Well, for square letters that is. On May 12, the same day as postage going up for standard sized envelopes, the cost of a square First-Class letter or card up to 1 ounce in weight increases to 62¢. Why? Well,