What makes for meaningful correspondence these days? So many things!
Whether you feel compelled by etiquette or inspired by the moment, here are a few things that can make writing a letter even better.
Embrace your handwriting. Sloppy, crooked, smudged, or pretty as a picture, your handwriting is what makes any letter, note, or card feel personal.
Save the date. Knowing when a note was written, or a card sent, helps anchor that moment in time. For this reason, we always encourage you to date your correspondence.
Include a sentiment. Preprinted greeting cards are glorious but can feel impersonal with your magic touch. Make it a practice to always include a sentiment with your sign off and signature.
It’s not War and Peace. Unlike homework or college essays, there’s not strict rule for how long or short your letter should be. You don’t have to write a novel. A simple “I love you,” or similar short phrase can be the most impactful.
Time is on your side. Regardless of what you’ve heard, it’s never too late to send a letter. While we pride ourselves for having notes arrive in a timely fashion, it’s really the thought that counts when sending snail mail—whether that’s in a week’s time or years later.
Be mindful. Like with any written communication, if you wouldn’t want your mom, children, or Grandmother to read it, it’s best not to write it down. Turns out some things are best left unwritten.
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