New service from Knorr reflects the changing way we interact with the written word

When was the last time you got a letter? Not an email or Facebook post. Not a holiday or birthday card. An actual, handwritten letter from a friend or loved one? Do you remember how great that felt, largely because it’s so rare this decade? As our communication moves more and more into a “digital first” paradigm, the handwritten word becomes increasingly precious.

This growing value is reflected in the array of services that scan and archive family letters, and the popularity of websites like Letters of Note that scan and make available interesting letters from history. It’s also reflected in the opposite direction, as when we reported on Heineken’s and Snail Mail My Email’s projects that turned digital messages into handwritten letters.

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