How I Miss Those Handwritten Letters?
Letters of my Grandfather
Among the many old files and boxes,
I found a bundle of old letters,
written affectionately by my grandfather,
At once, I went into the flashback,
The sheer joy and excitement,
of opening those handwritten letters,
cannot compare with the e-letters,
How I used to check the wooden letter box,
each day, after coming back from school,
And a smile spread on my face,
to find those lovely letters.
I replied the letter with a Smiling face,
In my imperfect cursive writing,
And imagined, how grandpa would smile,
And point out my mistakes, in his next.
The tenderness of a handwritten letter
And those lovely letters, sent by my parents,
full of love, affection and preachings,
I have preserved them like treasures,
They were tender to the touch,
And made me feel, their presence around me,
So peaceful, so reassuring.
Letters are sent even now,
But perhaps, they do not carry,
As much warmth and emotion,
as those precious handwritten letters.
The First Stamped Letter: Fun facts
The First handwritten letter was by Persian queen, Atossa around 500 B C.
The first stamped letter we know today, came into being, in the reign of Queen Victoria in 1840.
Before this date, letters and envelopes did not have stamps and the receiver had to pay on its receipt.
Letters were folded with wax, hand seal or ring.
Why it’s important to write a handwritten letter, source: YouTube
Do you still have some handwritten letters, sent by your loved ones?
The lost art of writing letters, Source: YouTube
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