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I miss going to the post, buying stamps, writing on paper and sending mail.
When was the last time you've sent some mail?
The last time I sent out a snail mail was around 8 months ago. It was a final demand for a real estate company to release the title to a lot bought by my parents many years ago. It was a registered mail with a receipt that can be used as an evidence in court. Prior to that, I used the post office to send out several Christmas greeting cards to some relatives who are quite conservative. They're not the type who expect gifts (they are financially blessed) but they appreciate receiving greeting cards with heartfelt dedication.
I can't remember the last time I sent out a Christmas card since the use of social media became more popular. As much as the use of cards looked fun and somehow more physical, the use of social media is pretty much faster and reliable. But I still appreciate seeing those people who still make use of Christmas cards.
That was really quite recent. Your answer just shows how some services may seem extinct but are still live and can still be needed.
To me snail mail is a thing of the past now.
Some people are actually still old school when it comes to accepting the use of digital technologies like we have today especially when they are such people that are less trusting when it comes to security of information passed through the internet instead of through the manual snail mail service. I don't really blame such people because there have been cases of tap and hack of one's online information.
Old is gold. Old habits die hard.
What comes to your mind when you think of the past? Fond memories! That is why.
"Snail mail is a thing of the past now" it makes me wonder, how many kids of this generation are still aware that you can use snail mail to reach out to someone. It really does feel different receiving one snail mail than messages from email or other social media platform.
Yup, it's a crazy thought when you put it like that. When I was at school, myself (and so many other kids) had penpals, and it was a big part of what fostered my love for mail to this day. I don't know that if you said the word penpal to kids these days that they'd know what you were talking about!
My kids still write letters for friends and family members but they give it personally. We haven't tried bringing them to send mail through post office. If they see a mailman coming to our house, they would just think that it's just bills or package that is being delivered.
Count me in! I used to have penpals and it was very exciting for me. I used to trade coins, candies, little gifts like pens and pencils, so it was amazing to get items from friends around the world. My mom used to take me to the post office, fill up the papers, and deliver my letter by myself. Miss the good old times.
Emails are forgotten once they have been read. Despite having durability in terms of staying for long in the mail, snail mail is treasured more. While emsils may be hacked and your secret revealed, snail mail is intact.
Christmas cards are a big reason why a lot of people still send mail where I live! I know that people my age send cards and so forth to grandparents especially, who still appreciate those! Like you said, I think a lot of people appreciate the thought behind sending a card over a gift!
I noticed that even Christmas greetings are now being sent through social media. I mostly see pictures of family wearing their Christmas outfit being posted or sent through direct messages with greetings written on it.
A lot of my friends do that too. I guess it's a sign of the times! I just hope people are digitally backing up any important photos. I'd hate to lose them all!
True. To share: A friend of mine works for a local company that sells greeting cards (Hallmark). According to her, their salary was reduced due to a decrease in sales. It's either they get a pay cut or lose some employees.
That is right. I used to send Christmas cards to relatives and it was really wonderful! And I think old people like grandparents will appreciate that. Although I still see a lot of Cards at the bookstore, I am not sure if people nowadays will still appreciate them.
I would certainly appreciate receiving a card. My husband still writes me a letter during special occasions. I will certainly feel more loved and special receiving one from him rather than him posting it on social media or sending me a direct message there. I guess I can count as an old soul with that one.
That is so sweet! It is good to hear that people still send cards. I would also appreciate a card that will be sent to me instead of greetings through social media. A greeting card can be kept as a treasure that you would want to see again after many years.
I never experienced sending christmas card with family photos attached on it. I can tell how it was nice to receive one like that. I cant wait to organize pictorial with my family and use that picture in the up coming holiday season.
Christmas is coming to town and I am sure that gift cards would be everywhere just waiting to be received. I still remember my school days wherein we are required to have a Christmas card and simply give it to people that we love. It was enjoying since I learned many things from it which I will never ever forget.
The last and also my first time to sent out a mail was in my high school years or six years ago. The mail was regarding a school activity. We are required to sent out mail. I remembered that I do not really know what to do so ask for the attendant for assistance.
Sending this type of mail is something that is going out of existence since we now have other great ways that we can communicate with those people that we want to send the mails to. I have noticed that snail mails are now sent when there are some serious issues to sort out on it.
Nowadays, I do not know if kids are taught on how to make snail mails. Since, electronic mails are widely used since it is more easier to used. The message also can be send quickly to the person you want to contact. It is really more convenient to use.
When the world was a less digital and more manual placed, the use of mail seemed to be more popular than what we have in our more digitalized society at the moment. We all used mails during our days in high school and it was in a very serious crude form back then.
There were times when snail mail trended but not anymore. They still do but not as common as before
I normally receive snail mail from Ashok.
I am always a hopeless romantic. I last sent a snail mail just last month to my husband. It is for our anniversary. By this time, the mail has not reach him. It is kind of funny because our anniversary was on September 02 and the mail has not arrived yet. But it is alright for me because I love the fact that he will be happy once he received my surprised.
I believe that this was one of the reasons why a better alternative to using snail mail because they seem to be always delayed, thereby making such information being sent to be less useful. When I'm expected to have a mail delivered today which is sensitive but get it in two weeks time, it proves that the medium is not worth using.
It is really not efficient in terms of time. I do not recommend this for business use and other things that needs urgency. We are living in a time where we are blessed with the power of technology and we must utilize it. I hope you receive your mail really soon.
I would have to agree with you. Sending of email is much more appreciate and and practical in terms of time, energy and money. However for special celebrations like birthdays, weddings, a mail is much more appropriate and acceptable for me.
Whete I live we do not enjoy the opportunity of having the time to send such invitations "holiday" via mail. We rely on informing people via telephonesince a majority of the plans are always last minute.
Exactly! When it comes to choosing the right medium for transmitting business information, I believe that making use of the digital mailing services would be better because businesses are time sensitive.
But when it's a celebration of any sort, making use of the old snail mail with cards or letters would be better because the physical item of the letter or card is more romantic.
For special occassions, postcards and snail mails, gives a sense of personal touch. Me and my husband is now in a long distance relationship. By the way, my snail mail has arrived this morning. My husband said that he felt more closer to me despite the distance because of the letter. He felt more special amd he appreciate my effort. He knows that it is very hard to send snail mail nowadays and stamps are not really easy to find.
Finally he received it! So happy for you, that's so romantic. It is better to be late than never.
Of course you are only doing a dis-favour to your business if you fail to take advanfage of quick messaging apps. Time is always of the huge essence in business hence the major impact of this aspect.
I would have to agree with you that business matters are time sensitive and it needs an abrupt response to any concerns. Thus, making something more romantic by sending a snail mail on holidays or celebrations is better for me.
Hahaha. Exactly you want to send and forget that you actually sent some stuff of that kind. It is obviously a helpless medium for urgent information which is why email is available.
For important things like business, it is indeed a "helpless" medium. For example, what if an insurance company said that they are giving you money for something you deserve but you have to confirm it by sending them your address within that day. If you fail, the money will not be given. Is the snail mail the best medium for that? Definitely the answer is No. It can be a "helpless" medium but it really depends on the purpose. Anyway, I love your reply to my comment because you gave an idea that sending snail mail for anniversaries are indeed cute. If I have forgotten that I have sent him a letter then i will just be reminded of he received it, then it is also a surprise for me! Both of us will be surpriesed and it will definitely make me happier too. Old practice is not really not that bad at all.
Oh! this is really so sweet. I love that you are sending letters to your husbands this day. It is really a good way to surprise your spouse.
That is the disadvantage of snail mail. It takes time to receive. I am sure he will get it even its kinda late. The thoughts and efforts is more important than anything else.
What a great thing to have a romantic wife. It is good to sent out those messages. I love that greatly. It is a good thing to love your spouses and make them happy. Love binds
As a freelancer, sending of mails to my clients is what I do almost everything week as there are always going to be need for you to do so once in a while. I have come to realize that sending of mails have reduced for some people, but the difference is what I experience as someone that always need to talk with my clients. However,it has been long when I sent normal paper mails.
If you are using email marketing as a freelancer, there is no counting the number of mails that you are going to be sending out on daily basis to all your clients. I think that we all do send mail to our clients from time to time even when we aren't into email marketing. The use of email is what replaced the use of snail mail. Online business would have been a mess with the use of snail mail.
Absolutely! Without the email, online or offline businesses would have been such a mess. Waiting for snail mails to arrive takes time, so businesses might be also delayed since it has been moving slowly.
Oooooh. I cannot even imagine how online businesses would operate if everything relued on snail mail. I mean just imagine that you have signed to a site and you have to wait for up to a week to confirm your registration as it happens currently via email.
I'm actually a big fan of writing mail - I had penpals ever since I was young and I loved the thrill of both sending and receiving letters. I also used to collect stamps so I appreciate those, too! It was probably two weeks ago that I last sent out a letter! I think it's an art that should never die off...it's so special to get a letter or a card!
My Aunt also used to have penpal and she met her husband now through penpal. I was able to collect many of her stamps also. I don't think that many of the young people even know what a stamp is. I don't think they actually seen one!
I strongly agree with you. Since the technology is uncontrollable and everything changes fast, youngsters are not used of writing mails. They are always in front of their computers and one of their ways of communication is sending an email, chat or even text messages
That's such a sweet story, @anchoreztin! I love romantic stories about how people met, and it sounds like such a special thing to develop a relationship through writing letters which then turned into love!
Collecting stamps was a thing during my primary school years. Teachers would even ask students to bring stamps to show in front of the class. I used to collect too but not that many. That time, I felt like collecting stickers when I collect stamps.
Wow. I am so wowed by the fact that you have grown it into a hobby and it makes you glad to send mails. I guess it is just something built in you and which you should continue doing.
I sent an email almost daily most especially when I have some queries on my mind that needed answers, I always contact the website when I am having a query and it solves instantly.
Technology has been a great help to humanity. I am glad that I am born during this times. Take for example, I cannot imagine if I have to buy products that I will discover defective when it arrives. Unlike nowadays when we have queries on certain things the answer is almost immediately.
A long long time ago. It was more than 10 years ago if I recall correctly. The whole process was so tiring that I almost regretted having to do it. From that instance I always rely on digital communication methods.
I feel you. Sending a mail is indeed really tiring and much more expensive than sending emails. Nonetheless, for someone who receives the mail especially if it is for a special occasion, this is a huge wow! It is because, this means that the mail is sent with full of effort, time, money and love.
The expense is actually one of the biggest deterrents for a lot of people, I'm sure. Also, just getting to the post office to buy stamps can be inconvenient if you don't live or work near one. When it comes to keeping in touch on a budget I definitely think email/other electronic communications do win out.
Paying for the postage and going to the post office are the reasons which make sending through post inconvenient. Add to the fact that it will take a while for the receiver to get a hold of the mail. There are couriers which can take a day to 2 days but the amount is much higher.
I get it my friend. Like in many instances you find that special occassions deserve to have special invitations. I always appreciate something which has been prepared in such a manner specifically for the occassion. Of course for busimess purposes its better to get an email that is rather swift.
Yes, there is a lot of hassle in just sending a single mail. It can also make you worried if the letter is already arrived to the person you are
writing too. I think sending a letter cause a money so digital
communication is really much easier.
I think the last time was 20 years ago. I sent mail to my aunt who was in another country. it was her important school documents. She requested me to send her those papers.
It was probably a few years since I've done that. I miss the feeling of writing to someone and receiving letters. But with technology's advancement, it's difficult to find someone who still sends mail for the sake of writing letters.
I still do! And I definitely feel like the odd person out for doing it! I guess I am an old soul at heart and I just love brightening people's days. Sometimes friends and family of mine will be genuinely surprised (but excited!) to get mail from me...I love giving people that happy feeling!
Wow! You must be a special kind of person. I feel your optimism from how you've shared your experience. The world needs more people like you. They must be lucky to have you in their lives.
I wonder what would happen if social media found a way to innovate sending mail letters. I have a feeling that we'll find a way to reintegrate it into modern use.
I'm sure people can do this if an influencer made it a thing. Anything's possible nowadays. Maybe instead of another wacky dance craze, they should instead resurrect good old fashioned letter writing. I'd be down for that. How about you?
That would be amazing to see, honestly! I do think that if the right influencer would make it popular again, people would definitely follow. I'd love for it to be a permanent thing though, or at least a more regular occurrence for people.
Yes, me too! I can see old-fashioned people rejoicing if this were to happen. It's not far from happening seeing as how there's a trend for making vintage stuff famous.
I wholeheartedly believe that letter writing can heal the world. It's so sincere and allows us to express our deepest truths in the best way possible. It can also pave the way for honest conversations.
The honest conversations part is big. I think a lot of the time people send text messages out without thinking much about the words that are written...and people can get offended easily or take things the wrong way. A letter gives the writer more time to think about the words they're putting on paper.
Definitely! It's crazy how simple things like letter writing can shape the world. We should never underestimate the power of sentiments.
The art of letter writing allows us to express who we are and what we feel. It gives us a medium for sincerity to take hold. I love it!
I don't know why I'm so passionate about letters. But the old me would probably know since our past informs us of our experiences with the letters we've sent and received.
Wow i never thought of that until i saw your topic. I think it's been years since i used snail mail. The last time i used it was a letter for my aunt working abroad. To tell you the truth, i didn't miss it at all maybe because i'm not used to getting mail or sending. I grew with most of my family is around so i never experienced consistent mailing.
For me, I am more excited to receive a mail than to send a mail. How often does anyone receive paper letter nowadays, right? Isn't it exciting? Especially if it is a good news from your university like you passed their admission exam. Or if it is from a love one from abroad. Or a company informs you that you are promoted. But it is really rare because of the advancement of technology. The only paper mail I receive now are bills and notice of disconnection. Haha.
The last few sentences made my day. I'm like, "Oh my gosh!"
How is true is that, right? The only letters we receive today are cold hard facts about our electricity and water bills. It's funny that we've reduced letters to anxiety inducing paper bills.
I'm part of those people who miss reading and writing letters. How lucky were we to receive heartfelt ones coming from our dear friends and families? It's as rare as a comet nowadays.
And to be totally honest, I'm kind of channeling a teenage girl vibe with how I'm writing this. I guess I remember watching shows with frequent girl monologues while they're writing letters.
If my memory serves me right, it would be around 6 months ago that I actually have some of my credentials posted using FedEx express. I was told about a new job opening in one of our government ministry at the Federal capital territory. I couldn't travel by myself to go and submit my documents, so I had to send it through mail.
Oh yeah, it's common to have to submit documents via courier here too for a lot of job applications. Also, once I had to apply for a tourist visa for travel, and I had to mail my passport to an embassy! Crazy in a way to think that's the standard procedure since I'd freak right out if my passport got lost.
Exactly! You have the same experience I have when it comes to making use of courier services to have one's documents and passport delivered for specific purposes.
I do believe that such services would never be eliminated completely because it still offers credible services to people in one way or another. What matters most is making sure to deal with a trusted company for security reasons.
I'm 22 years old and I've never sent out physical mail before. There was this one time where I had to mail my application letter to a university but the school did that for me. Even then, I didn't even put the stamp or write the letter itself. Everything was done through the computer and until now, it still is. E-mail is still superior than the mail and honestly speaking, I wouldn't write and send out a letter unless the situation calls for it.
For me, it is more exciting to receive snail mails than to send it. Unless it is bills and disconnection notice. But if it is good news or a letter from family members, it would be very nice to receive paper letters, right?
I'd rather receive them through e-mail. Think about it. Snail mail takes like a week to get to the receiver. What if the contents of the letter was only valid for a certain amount of time? By the time you read it, it might have been already late. At least with e-mail, you can read it ASAP.
If I am given a chance, I would like to send you a snail mail so that you can experience receiving one. But today, it is not adviceable to give address to strangers. Never give your address to strangers. I was just saying that because youngsters nowadays have rarely experience receiving paper mails unlike people who were during the 80's and before. There is that somewhat feeling of generation gap. I am not generalizing but most of the kids born during the end of the 90s do not know the feeling of receiving letters.
Since the technology has been moving too fast, I totally understand why you have not tried sending a snail mail yet. Youngsters are more used into sending an email than sending a snail mail because they are always in front of their lappies or computers. Nonetheless, mail offices are still existing, so you can still try sending a snail mail to someone. It is truly a different experience for you try.
I think you are young that is why you never sent out snail mail before. During your childhood, snail mail is not really that common and E-mail is the fastest way of sending messages.
It is quite sime time since I did this. I cannot recall even the last time I was at the post office. Can i remember even the location of our nearest post office? I know it still exists because I still receive postcards and some international mail.
Email seems to have taken over from snail mail. We sent them and receive mail immediately. Scanning documents is simpler and faster than using snail mail.
In my 18 years of existance I atill haven't tried to send an email. I do really want to try it but the problem is I don't have a reciever of where will I sens it. In addition, I don't know the process that I need to undergo so that I can send an email for someone. Despite of that reasons I still want to give ita try.
The last time I sent out mail was when I added an additional third party to my bank account and they required that I do it in writing and through post. The attachment was sent via email and I had to print it off and sign it and send it back via post. I don't even understand what additional security there is when I was not told to simply email them back and possibly attach an electronic signature. But no personal mail have I sent for the last 10 years I guess.
Ah, a lot of bank procedures and policies still require stuff to be sent in via physical mail - it's definitely the case here where I live. I can understand it to a degree, since for some things seeing a hard copy signature might be a requirement...but I guess someone could totally forge a signature too.
I think that maybe the reason- the actual signature because I was required to sign thrice or perhaps to confirm your location when you dropped the mail to the post office/ postal service. The downside is you have to pay for it whilst emails will not really cost you if you already got an internet connection.
I just want to add that postal offices still exists in the Philippines. People still send out snail mail in here but not many. I've tried staying in a post office for an hour (not for sending out mail) and I've noticed it's mostly empty most of the time. Snail mail is slowly dying out due to e-mail.
I notice that each time I post mail, too. I am grateful in a way for the minimal queues and wait times, but it does tell me that it's a dying art form and that probably in a decade or so we'll see a lot of post office branches have to close down. At least that's the way it feels right now here.
It would be nice if they would merge with a delivery courier instead so we'd have a national courier to rely on for our online shopping and deliveries. If feels as though the current 3rd party couriers have pros and cons depending on the location, making it an inconsistent experience for people. Having it managed as a national entity would boost the Philippines' e-commerce.
I think the last time I sent a mail was last year because I have relatives in Manila here in the Philippines who doesn't know how to use a mobile phone that is why we are sending a mail on each other to know the latest updates on our respective condition. Although I know that mail is not anymore indemand in this time because of the modern age of technology that we have now, I am glad that mail was still possible for those people who are not yet tech savvy.
I cannot remember the exact date but I know that it has been 10 years since the last time that I sent out mails. The idea of using paper, envelope, and stamp is cute but honestly, I don't prefer this kind of method in terms of sending a message. I would prefer to send emails since it is more efficient.
Email is definitely the way to go when speed and efficiency is the end goal. I do think though for sentimental reasons that I still love writing and receiving mail. I'm someone who often keeps mail that means a lot to me - I'm sure other people do too!
I got your point and got some realizations when you said sentimental reasons. The good thing about mail is that you are able to keep the letter physically. You can touch and re-read them whenever you want. Especially if the letter comes from a very special person. I am sure that you will keep it as a treasure.
I don't really remember, I think when I was in college. But I think the post office in our country will become in demand again because they can send a mailman who able to sing for you, it looks like a package, you can send a package like flowers or chocolates or love notes and the mailman will sing a song for your girlfriend or wife.
Oh my! that was long long time ago. Honestly I have no idea anymore when was the last time I used to send email to communicate with my friends. Before that's the only chance or fastest option to communicate with my best friend in Philadelphia. We also tried this YM(Yahoo Messenger) too but cannot catch up at all times because we have different timezone so I'll just wait the next day if she gets my message to her. Those days..
I know what you mean. The post office is literally dead.I know only use mail for mail coming from abroad. All local mail is bills or bank statements which are now send through email. I think it is a matter of time before the post office is dead and gone especilly if you live in a Country that has residential post boxes. The world is rapidly changing at an alarming rate and we have no choice but to change with it.
I always use my email as a form of communication. The last time I have used my email was last night. I prefer use my email than chatting. Using email is very formal yet effective.
I would have to agree with you. Sending an email is a lot better and less hassle than sending a mail. Meanwhile, sending a mail is a lot heartfelt and much more appropriate in someone's special day for me.
Yeah, before I did not know the importance of email until I started working in an overseas company which email was the main source of communication. That was the first time I had my own email address. Email also has been upgraded all over the years and more tools that it is easy and friendly user.
My last time was sending a postcard to my family when I visited Australia for a week a year ago. I was already back home in the Philippines when it arrived.
I believe that snail mail are now mostly used between family and friends than with unknown people that meet either online or offline. This is actually why most snail mails involves postcard, birthday cards, velantine cards, anniversary cards etc. This can only have more value when they are sent through snail mails instead of digital mails.
I received a snail card way back before when I was a poster child member. My poster parents was living in New Zealand that time and they keep sending me that snail card. Usually the photos in the snail card was all about how beautiful their country's are.
It beat its purpose. You can just actually say to them what you have written in the mail. But, I'm still glad that it actually arrived to
And funny thing, you were the one who received it. That was really sucks I assumed. Well that is not good but what should we do,mail takes time all we need to do if we want to use this is to embrace the fact that we will receive whatever it is in late.
Answering this question is quite hard for me because it was a very long time ago when I sent out a mail for someone. As I could remember, the mail I sent out was for my partner. I sent him a birthday card because he was living overseas. Together with the card was my present for him. He was so touched because he did not expect that I would put such effort to surprise him on his special day.
I admit that I don't remember anymore when the last time I sent out a postal mail. But there was a time that I was going to the post office at least twice a week to send mail to my husband who was assigned to work abroad for 4 months. He is a prolific writer so you can imagine the written communications that we had. Our mails were numbered so we do not get confused. Those were the days of expensive postal mails.
In my line of work, we still send out mails to customers especially to the older customers, the sexagenarian and up. They still prepare the old fashioned way as they are not computer literate or tech-savvy. I don't personally send the mails or the forms to be filled out through the post but what I do is draft them and somebody prints it off to post them.
Being computer literate is the only way to make use of digital mails because you can't send out a mail to someone who can't operate a computer or smartphone to access the sent mail. So, on such occasion, it's always going to the use of snail mailing services that would help you keep in contact with your customers.
Even in the digital age, of course, we still have to provide options to customers on which one works for them or they're more comfortable with. Sending mails may have dwindled but it may have to stay for a while still especially for business purposes.
Wow. This actually gives me a hard time on remembering exactly when the last time I've sent out mail, but I guess it's a very long time ago maybe when I was a kid or a teenager? It is probably 8-10 years ago, and I couldn't remember why I made a snail mail back then when I was still sending one. But now, I think I want to look back on how I make a snail mail before. It feels great sometimes when you are remembering the old times.
I always sent emails to contact support if I have problems with their products or services, and I also submit emails especially when I am applying for a job. So I use to send emails occasionally.
I think the person was referring to paper mail. Not emails.
It's not so easy writing mails. They're more personal than a casual email. But you can also improve on what you write in emails. It's just that written mails are more sentimental. That's probably why we like receiving them.
I always miss sending out Christmas Cards to family and friends during the holidays. In the past I would send a lot of them out a week before Christmas. I think that the last Christmas card I sent was 5 years ago and it's only because my wife got a bunch of old unused ones and she gave it to me one December so I wrote some messages and went to the post to send it. After that all greetings was done through email.
The only snail mail that I can remember sending was in year 2000. A huge anniversary card for my husband. After that one, I cannot remember an instance that I sent out a mail. I am guilty of using different social media platforms to send out greetings cards and letters instead of using a snail mail. I guess it is because it is a lot more convenient and fast although I admit that the thoughtfulness and excitement of receiving a snail mail is different.
The very last time I sent out a mail to the post office was almost 18 years ago. It was for my brother who work across the country. I barely remember its contents since it was an activity for school. That kind of thing are of the past now and I very thankful with electronic email and the Internet which is very fast.
Wow! 18 years ago? that's like a lot of time right? Well, I have to agree with you, technology has brought us a faster and easier way to communicate. However, there's still people out there who appreciate receiving a Xmas card on the mail. My family, for example, they were very excited when I got my degree, and sent the invitations by mail, they said they appreciated the effort to invite them in the old fashion way.
I cant remember the last time I ve sent out mails. Maybe I think back in the early 90's when having a pen pal is the a common way to have a friend of the opposite sex. I cant even remember her surname anymore and just exchanges a couple of letters with pictures. But I still remember the excitement that I have upon receiving those letters. Its just so personnal and the paper has a scent and you cant ignore the penmanship how it was penned beautifully.
I guess we will not go back to that era anymore. P.S. If someone wants to send me letters just message. Smiley..
In my country we still use it, if we want to. Obviously, that huge office has less personal, and there's almost nobody sending regular mail, but there's still that option. More than mail, we tend to use package/boxes trading, so that and technology has replaced the regular use of the post office.
I can hardly remember when. It's a hassle to write a letter (penmanship), put it in an envelope, put a stamp on it, and put it in the mailbox. Plus the amount of time to wait for it to be sent and received. No, thank you. I'll use e-mail instead.
Sending through e-mail is definitely practical in this generation with so much high-end technologies, and I agree with you also that I would rather send it using e-mail than snail mail. But there are actually few people who enjoy making handmade letters and they actually hand it over personally to their recipient. I wonder how it feels again to have a snail mail from friends or family. But now we just often received snail mails because of the bills, from banks, or whatever business matter it is.
I think it was December 2017 when I last used snail mail. I used it to send the application forms to create an account for my online stock broker. Instead of going to their main office, they have the option of just sending all the forms through a courier. It took a week before they received them though.
As far as I could remember, I sent my last snail mail last 2017, around September. I sent it to my friend who lives in a far province here in the Philippines. I sent it to her because I want to tell her something very important. Although it was a long time ago, I can still remember it. Now I want to send a mail to a friend because I miss using that kind of messaging. But now a days people prefer to use social media in communicating with other people globally.
I do remember sending my last snail mail in 2014. It was a demand letter for an unpaid loan. And I was adviced by my lawyer friend to send a couple of demand letters as an ultimatum and as proof that could be used in court in the event that I file a case.
In my case I jsut send email a later ago. It was my job so i guess I will always time to send emails. And by the way, it is more convenient than the old style of mailing. I am in a travel agency.
I just sent an email an hour ago regarding with my withdrawal request. I also email something if there is a questions in my mind that needs an answer.
I miss writing and sending out letters and cards. I think sending letters via the post office should continue and it's really not obsolete, I think they can configure it to something more abreast to the times.
Mail? Post Office? What's that?? LOL. That's how long it's been since I've sent out my own mail. Maybe anywhere from 6 months to a year ago, my daughter sent me to the post office to mail something for her. I didn't even know how much a stamp cost. It was bewildering. I actually had to stand in line and wait my turn. The line was long! I'm like: "Do people still do this??!!"
I sent mail a while ago and it is because my withdrawal request from PayPal didn't go thru, but since I sent an email, their support made an action.
I've sent an email last day, and it makes me angry when my queries don't get an answer, so I used to send it as many as I can so I can notify them.
The last time I wrote a letter was 15 years ago. As part of our graduation rites, we were asked to write an honest letter to our parents. I don't know if my parents received them. They never said anything. But in the letter I thanked them for being the wonderful people that they are.
I have classmates whose parents were quite emotional when they received their letters. It showed us that not all family were the same and that some might look they have a perfect life but they don't.
I've written E-mails many times, but for traditional mail, I think I was still in my elementary years since I last sent one. The joy of sending a letter to your relatives abroad; the excitement that it gives you thinking that they would finally hear from you and the nervousness of the doubt that you had if it would really reach to them, those were the days when my life feels extraordinary.
I sent an email daily so that I will know on what things should be done regarding with my concern.
I've sent an email yesterday and it was about an inquiry about the services that I am providing to some sites.
Honestly, I've never sent a snail mail before. I want to try that because I've seen my mother's letters from her penpals and they are really touching and I think letters makes simple greetings better than you sent them through emails or chats.
I never tried sending snail mail before, because I sent my mail via email, no need for me to go to a post office just to send mail. In Snail mail, it took you weeks to received the mail while in Emails, no hassle in waiting, you will receive it just a second.
I do still send emails on a regular basis but only for official or formal communication. Most of the times I send all my emails on the weekends. I have stopped sending personal emails to my friends and family a long time back. There are better ways to communicate with your families and friends then sending emails. I usually use WhatsApp to send messages, voice calls and video calls to interact with my family and friends.
I have personally never tried sending out a snail mail. I have been used to sending mails via internet and messaging at this time can be done on the tips of our fingers. But receiving personal letters through the snail mail would surely be touching I think. I mean imagining that it is hand written, and you have't talk with each other for a long time, and then suddenly receiving the mail from the mailman. There are sure perks to having those kinds of communication of the past.
When was the last time you've sent out mail: I'm still using it up to now for communicating my fast employer or hr for requesting certificates that i needed to claim mu benefit that until now it was'nt release.