Even in our digital age, letter writing is praised for its unique personal touch. The tradition has been making news lately:
- In Boston, students and teachers drafted hundreds of letters as part of the Run Again Campaign to support Boston marathoners who were returning to the event after the 2013 bombing.
North Carolina teachers led a letter-writing campaign to express their concerns about public education to state lawmakers.
- Simon & Schuster recently published a book titled �Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Celebrating the Joys of Letter Writing,” about the power of letter-writing, including an anecdote about a thank-you letter Thomas Edison received for his invention of electricity.
- The technology news site Motherboard found handwriting plays a vital role in the cognitive development of children, since writing requires integration of visual, motor, and perceptive skills.
- In Canada, a retired teacher of 40 years made news by making good on a decades-old promise – mailing letters to his students that they wrote 20 years ago.