ANCHORAGE, Alaska — In a day and age where we use emails, texting and tweeting as the main ways to communicate, one group of Alaskans is putting a pause to all of that, if only for a few hours.
They're going back to paper and pens. They call themselves the "Letter Nerds." The group meets twice a month armed with pen and paper to go back to the old-fashioned way of sending their regards.
"I think people miss getting hand-written letters in the mail. Letters you can hang on to and put in a shoe box," said Kyle Hopkins, the creator of the club. "I think that's really a powerful thing."
Hopkins is a reporter for the Anchorage Daily News. He is also married to Channel 2's Rebecca Palsha. According to Hopkins, he came up with the idea to form the group to get others into the habit of writing to people important to them.