With Valentine’s Day coming up, what could be more romantic than a love letter from your sweetheart? In today’s world of instant connectivity, letters may seem a bit passé, but snail mail is making a comeback through niche groups and online movements. Plus, letters last a whole lot longer than a dozen roses.


Sue Weaver Schopf, literary expert and Distinguished Service Lecturer in Extension at Harvard University.

- Nina Sankovitch, author of "Tolstoy and the Purple Chair," “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Celebrating the Joys of Letter Writing” and "The Lowells of Massachusetts," which will come out in April 2017. Follow her on Twitter.

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Listen to Sue Weaver Schopf read a love letter from poet John Keats to his sweetheart, Fanny Brawne.