Mail isn’t really a “thing” anymore. Most bills can be delivered via email and even junk mail coupons can be found online. We mostly use the postage system for packages – which I’m not against since I think the post office is an important government organization.
I like buying stamps. Recently I got a 10 pack of famous Canadian photographs. It’s a nice touch to the classy blue envelope I have (the photos are black and white). I can understand the appeal of stamp collecting.
I like supporting a local stationary shop. It’s fun browsing fancy paper and envelopes to use. I’m always on the lookout for cute stickers. I’ve been thinking about buying a new wax seal – to mix things up.
There are a lot of reasons to start a letter writing hobby. That warm fuzzy feeling of supporting a niche economy is just one of them.