Why writing letter is still relevant in this age of Email

Writing letter is an important as well as essential form of communication. .

Writing letter as an unavoidable means of communication has a great significance in the history of mankind. This practice of writing letters existed even in ancient India, ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece. If we study the history of the world and the world famous literature, we notice the influence of letter along the way to the development of human civilization.

But with the passage of time, the idea, necessity and mode of communication has changed. A revolutionary change has taken place in the field of communication. Man has gradually invented faster means of communication like telegraph, telephone, wireless, cellular phone, fax and most recently the e-mail. Hand written letter and postal delivery system have turned outdated in many cases in many countries. Now man needn’t wait for days or weeks to get the long-desired letter from his beloved ones or expected persons or organizations; rather, he gets this within seconds through SMS or e-mail or fax.

Despite this fact, in some cases, writing letter is as important today as it was hundreds of years ago. Contextually, e-mail or fax is also one kind of letter but we are dealing with the LETTER it would originally mean to be.

However, below are the reasons why writing letter is still relevant; even in this modern technological world:

  • A letter is a permanent record which we can refer to in the future in case of necessity.
  • It has the personal touch of the writer. A letter in the sender’s handwriting is more personal than an email.
  • Letters, especially those with a signature of the writers are more difficult to falsify than an email and thus provide much better evidence of the contents of the communication.
  • Letter writing is a kind of good art which is essential for maintaining good relationship with people, offices and organizations.

So, let us get inspired and inspire others to write letters as a sustainable means of communication.

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