While email is convenient, there’s no better way to correspond with your friends and family than with a letter!

We live in a very digital age, and we’ve replaced in-person meetings with Skype, phone calls with texts and letters with emails, but some things should never be forgotten, and here at Worcester Envelope Company, we believe that writing letters is one of those things. Sure, it’s probably faster and easier to send an email, but there are so many reasons to stop writing emails and start writing letters! Here are a few reasons to ditch email and rediscover the lost art of letter-writing (at least for some circumstances):

#1. Your letter won’t get lost in the inbox.

It used to be that your physical mailbox was so full of junk that you had to sort through it to find legitimate letters, but now, our inboxes have become even more cluttered than the mailboxes of yesteryear. Even if your inbox isn’t just cluttered with junk, chances are, you have dozens, if not hundreds, of emails waiting for your attention. With so many emails coming in and out of your inbox, it’s all too easy for things to get lost in the shuffle. When you send a physical letter, it doesn’t have to compete with hundreds of junk emails!

#2. Writing a letter takes time and consideration.

Speed is one of the most common reasons why we turn to email, but it also creates some of the biggest issues as well. We are so used to instant communication that many people don’t spend the necessary¬†time and consideration when they write emails. On the other hand, when you write a letter, it forces you to really think hard about what you want to say. Additionally, there’s no such thing as spell check in a handwritten letter, so it pays to go slow and pay attention to what you are saying.

#3. Sending a letter makes a bigger impact.

When you’re used to constantly getting emails about sales that you never intend on taking advantage of, chain letters threatening to curse you if you don’t forward them to at least 10 people and advertisements to enhance certain parts of your anatomy, you probably don’t pay too much attention to what’s going on in your inbox, and an email is just that, another email. When you send a physical, handwritten letter, it sends a whole different message. It tells the receiver that you care enough to take the time to sit down, write out a letter, buy a stamp and an envelope and put it in the mailbox. Getting a letter in the mail is a whole lot more impactful than getting an email.

Regardless of whether you want to make an announcement, catch up with an old friend or thank a potential employer for giving you an interview, sending a letter is a great option. Here at Worcester Envelope Company, we have all of the envelopes you need to send as many letters as your heart desires. Shop our envelopes online today, so that you can start sending letters, instead of emails, tomorrow!