So I am sitting here catching up on PMs I have been needing to send and some manual letter writing and it is occurring to me that I do not get as many cards and letters anymore. Yes, I am inundated with e-mail, text messages, and PMs, but no manually written letters. My mother always set aside time on her day off to sit at her desk, pull out her very nice personalized stationery and write letters. I even still keep this tradition and have beautiful personal stationery just like my mother and father did. I find however that other than birthdays and the holidays, cards and letters are non-existent. I did get a very nice card from some friends we had in for dinner two weeks ago and that was a welcome surprise. My question is this, do you think the art of manually writing correspondence is lost? If so, is there still a need for it and do you enjoy getting a personal letter rather than an ad or a bill in the post box?