“It is a solitary activity that leads to communication with another person,” she said.
“Writing a letter by hand forces me to slow down, and I think more deeply about my thoughts as a result.
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Married or single, in their 20s or older, the mostly female members of the group said they get together to take part in what many would think is a long-lost art in an era of instantaneous communication: pouring out pieces of their lives in handwritten letters to loved ones, childhood friends, or those they’ve never met except through snail mail.
Whether they write in cursive or old-school print, members of the LA Pen Pal Club drive for miles to meet one evening a month at Paper Pastries.Kids can color and wear their crowns around the classroom.In the back room of a Los Angeles area stationery store, where handmade rubber stamps and intricate notecards line walls and shelves, more than a dozen people let pen and ink flow over fancy paper and envelopes. ” one member writes in a classic, almost calligraphy-style penmanship. “I think people still get really excited about getting something in the mail,” said Chris Go, 50, a member of the group.“It gives you the chance to wholeheartedly focus on the person you’re writing to, to channel your care into their hands via paper and pen,” she said.“I never want to sit down and crank out that email,” Vu said.Bozarth said it has never occurred to her to contact her pen pal via Facebook or other social media.Though the 140-year-old greeting card industry last had its heyday in the 1980s, sales are steady. Fw-300 #ya-qn-sort h2 /* Breadcrumb */ #ya-question-breadcrumb #ya-question-breadcrumb i #ya-question-breadcrumb a #bc .ya-q-full-text, .ya-q-text #ya-question-detail h1 html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] .ya-q-full-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] .ya-q-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] .ya-q-full-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] .ya-q-text html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] #ya-question-detail h1, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] #ya-question-detail h1 /* Trending Now */ /* Center Rail */ #ya-center-rail .profile-banner-default .ya-ba-title #Stencil . Bgc-lgr .tupwrap .comment-text /* Right Rail */ #Stencil . Fw-300 .qstn-title #ya-trending-questions-show-more, #ya-related-questions-show-more #ya-trending-questions-more, #ya-related-questions-more /* DMROS */ .Member Jo Bozarth, 37, said she’s been writing to her pen pal in Pittsburgh since she was 12 years old.They met through a classified ad in a teen magazine.