4. It shows you put in the time.
Next time you write an email time exactly how long it takes you to type and send it, start to finish. Then handwrite the same letter and time the process again. No surprise, it takes longer to write something by hand. Which is exactly the point. A traditional letter, written with a pen and paper, shows that you put in the time and effort to relay your message in a caring and personalized way. And while it might be a bit more annoying to write, the labor won’t be lost on your recipient.