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I do love to send and receive mail. I think there's nothing nicer than getting a handwritten letter from someone, and it feels so much more intimate than an email or text message - it's almost a confessional mode for writing. I am also not blind to the happy coincidence of my desire to write to people and my ever-growing stationery collection /obsession.
Other people have got on board with this as well. PostSecret is a blog where you can send a secret on a postcard anonymously (they have also published a range of books which are fantastic).
I've also just discovered this amazing service called PostCrossing. The goal of the project is to allow people to receive postcards from all over the world. You simply sign up (it's free) and get a code. You write to that address including the code, and then sit back and wait for a surprise postcard to arrive! I'm very excited about this, and can't wait to get my code...