Ever since emails came into being, sending someone a message has become less and less personal. Taking the time to handwrite individual letters—whether it be a “Thank You” note or a birthday card—lets the recipient know you care. Not to mention it makes you look classy as all hell.
Writing something by hand as opposed to typing it also works our brains in different ways. A few even argue that physically writing something allows for stronger cognitive skills. Either way, a handwritten signature is way cooler than a dopey automated one.
You know what else people used to do? Use leeches to suck the blood of patients for medicinal purposes. And you know what else? They used to hit a wooden wheel with a stick for fun. Basically, what we’re trying to say is, some things are better left going out of style, writing letters included.
Writing letters was a slow process that limited communications in terms of time and people reached. Now, with texting and various apps, people are able to stay in touch with those they love constantly. Plus, imagine how costly ink prices must have been? We’ll stick to the cheaper and faster method of communication, thanks.