When was the last time you wrote or received a letter ( that wasn’t a bill or junk)? 10 reasons why you should write a letter. #snailmail #happymail

29 Jun
When was the last time you wrote or received a letter ( that wasn’t a bill or junk)? 10 reasons why you should write a letter. #snailmail #happymail

When I was younger I used to regularly write letters, cards and postcards to friends and family. Especially my Grandparents who loved to get mail from me. Now my Grandparents are not here to write to anymore. I decided to take back up my enjoyment of snailmail. πŸŒβœ‰.

So when was the last time you wrote or received a hand written letter? Do you even send postcards anymore?

Now that we can communicate via social media, text and whats app, I think many people don’t see the point of writing letters.

Here are some reasons why I think we should keep this method of communication alive.

10 Reasons Why You Should Write Letters.

1. It will brighten someone’s day to receive mail that is not a bill or junk mail.

2. You have to sit down and think about what you want to say to the person. This is calming and gives you time to focus on your relationship with this person.

3. If you don’t want to make the time for a letter, send a simple post card, just to say hi. The person receiving it will have a nice surprise and your card could be a picture of the area where you are. Or it could have a joke on the front. Either way, you will brighten their day. That in turn will make you feel good

4. There is such beautiful and cheap writing paper and cards available to buy. I got this cupcake paper from eBay. I made the stamp to go along with the letter as a matching theme.

5. If you are creative, you can design your own paper or card.

I made these papers with ink pads, water paints and stamps. Be creative and find your own ways. You will be surprised how relaxing it is. Plus you have a lovely blank canvas to write your letter on. The recipient will appreciate the effort you went to for them.

6. If you write to someone, chances are they will write back. Then you get a nice surprise through the post too. ( mail I sent out last week. I used a napkin to decorate the envelope. Don’t you think it would be lovely to receive this through the post as a surprise?).

7. It’s good manners to thank people for gifts. So why not write a thank you card instead of a text. It’s so much nicer to receive. I wish parents would encourage their children to do this. I always wrote thank you letters for my gifts as a child. I almost never get one back now if I send a child a gift. But thank you letters are not just for kids, adults could send them too. Wouldn’t you appreciate a letter to say thanks rather than a text or facebook message?

8. Sometimes you want to express yourself and it’s easier to do it in writing. A letter is so much more personal than an email.

9. Receiving a letter from abroad is special. If you chat to someone online who lives abroad, why not swap addresses and send each other a letter and something nice from your country.

My lovely friend Irena sent me these gorgeous goodies from Croatia and it really made my day to know she went out of her way to think about me and what I would like. Obviously you don’t need to send this much. A simple bar of chocolate or a bookmark with a little note would be amazing to receive.

10. It’s not called happymail for no reason. Letters are good to receive, so go on, brighten someone’s day.

Let me know if you write letters, cards or postcards. If you don’t, have I convinced you to send a letter. I hope so.


Posted by on June 29, 2019 in crafts and paperlove


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14 responses to “When was the last time you wrote or received a letter ( that wasn’t a bill or junk)? 10 reasons why you should write a letter. #snailmail #happymail

  1. Meggy | Chocolate'n'Waffles

    June 29, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Now I want to write you a letter, even if my handwriting sucks and I have no creativity! When I received your personalised card, I was so happy. It really is such a pleasure to get something different than bills!!
    Wonderful post, Amanda! I really want to try and write! xx

    • chocolatepages

      June 29, 2019 at 9:02 am

      Thanks Meggy. As long as your writing is legible it doesn’t matter if you think its not neat. I would love to receive a letter from you.πŸ˜Šβœ‰. I hope this old fashioned way of staying in touch comes back. 🀞🀞

  2. Cathy

    June 29, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    I think it’s a great idea and I love the paper you created 😊

    • chocolatepages

      July 1, 2019 at 5:53 pm

      Thank you. It is really fun to design my own paper. I loved using the stamps.

  3. florence

    June 29, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    I was also brought up to send thank you letters and still do. It is always great to receive postcards from friends or family and I pin mine on a board. Very creative paper that you made. Hope the ’10 reasons’ will revive the art of paper communication – Florence.

    • chocolatepages

      July 1, 2019 at 5:51 pm

      I am very happy to hear that you still write thank you letters. I’m sure they are very much appreciated. I hope you get some back too. πŸ˜‰

  4. darkenedangel1976

    July 1, 2019 at 9:28 am

    This was a great post. I do love your papers you have been making.

    • chocolatepages

      July 1, 2019 at 5:49 pm

      Thank you. It’s fun to experiment with the designs. My hands are always covered in ink and paint when I experiment, but it’s worth it. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’Œ

  5. irena_bookdustmagic

    July 7, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Such a lovely post. And oh, you are so right, it would be so nice to receive/send a thank you letter from time to time.
    I love how you used napkin to decorate an envelope, I would never even think of that! You are so creative.

    • irena_bookdustmagic

      July 7, 2019 at 9:01 pm

      Also, thank you for mentioning me. πŸ™‚

    • chocolatepages

      July 7, 2019 at 10:18 pm

      Thank you Irena. I get a lot of my creative ideas from crafty YouTubers. That is where I got the napkin idea from.
      I really appreciate it if people send me thank you letters and I do try to send them out when I receive gifts too. ( though I should send every time πŸ™„).
      Thank you for all your comments and shares. xx

  6. Books in Character

    July 8, 2019 at 5:54 am

    I receive a postcard from my mom about once a month. I read them, put them on the fireplace for a few weeks and then save them in a book. I love receiving them, because they are mostly for my newborn baby and about her mundane life, but they are my mom’s.

    I have started sending cards too. Mostly to my nieces so they can learn to read different styles of writing. And they really seem to enjoy it. It keeps them involved in their baby cousin’s life too even though we live very far apart.

    • chocolatepages

      July 11, 2019 at 7:43 am

      I love hearing this. This is exactly how great writing letters and cards can be. How lovely for your baby that s/he and you will have this lovely book of cards from your Mum.
      I also wrote letters to my young cousins when they lived further away. Maybe they will grow up with the same ideas of snailmail. Thank you for your lovely comment and encouraging letter writing.


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