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. 🐌✉.
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.