If you were born after 1979, you may have never sent a handwritten letter to anyone. So accustomed to email and now IMing, actually picking up a pen and writing a personal message to someone - not on a sticky note, but on actual stationery - may seem foreign to you.
I relished in the fact that I had good handwriting as a young child. I loved the art of making my letters perfect. and I especially loved that fact that I got an "A" on every report card. I remember it making my mother smile.
Recently, I received a sympathy card after my mother's death. It was from a friend of mine that is very cherished. She wrote a long note in her card, remembering my mother through her eyes. I am not able to spend time with that girlfriend since she lives so far away, but seeing her handwriting and her memories of my mother written made everything seem so personal. I had been thinking of this for a long time. I would love to bring this art back to life...so it becomes an extension of who we are and part of our personality.
There is so much more to say about writing "it out all out"...