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Felt app lets you send handwritten physical notes

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The art of the handwritten note is more a rarity than common practice these days.

There's always the special occasion like a thank you letter to grandma.

In a digital world dominated by typing, texting, and email, one company is looking to keep the concept of penmanship relevant.

It's called Felt. Tomer Alpert is the CEO and founder. He believes that the handwritten note is not dead and his company's mission is to make sure it doesn't die.

"For me, it's the authenticity behind it. Nobody's handwriting is the same as anyone else -- people make the loops differently," Alpert says.  "And you get to connect with the individual behind the message in a way you simply can't with a computer generated type place."

The app turns the user's digital writing into physical letters. You can select from a variety of thank you or even sympathy cards, write a note using a finger or a stylus, and then the app mails the letter for $3.99.

It's an age-old tradition with a brand-new script.

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