THERE’S SOMETHING so special about recieving a letter. In all the ways this person could have communicated with you, with a stroke of a keypad or the touch of a phone, they chose to pull out paper and pen and handwrite an entire letter, seal it with a stamp, and post it to you. It gives you such a warm, fuzzy feeling in your chest – and it’s something tangible, something you can keep forever. Emails and texts can be deleted – letters are for keeping.
Sitting down to write a letter can seem daunting (and a bit boring). But there are SO many things you can send via post, and so many different ways to brighten someone’s day. So grab some envelopes, stamps + glitter, and get ready to share alotta love.
DECORATING THE ENVELOPE
- kiss marks
- string / twine
- stickers !!
- lil collages
- glitter / sparkles
- washi tape
- small doodles / caricatures
WHAT TO WRITE
- lists (lists. just lists. lists are amazing.)
a list of memories you and they have
a list of things you like about them
a list of reasons you’re sending the letter
a list of places you want to visit with them
a list of things you wish you could send, but can’t because your envelope’s too small
a list of movies to watch
a list of books to read
a list of music to listen to
a list of places to eat/shop/drink coffee at in their area (requires a bit of research)
- poetry. If you can write (and even if you can’t), poetry is a personal, beautiful thing to recieve. you could also enclose someone else’s poetry!
- where you would take them out for breakfast/dinner/lunch if you were with them
- a quote
- a recipe for something yummy
- ask questions. questions about their day or something you’ve been thinking about or just an odd topic.
- make plans for the next time you see them (whether tomorrow or next month!). maybe a movie marathon or a project you want to start or a day-trip somewhere new.
WHAT TO ENCLOSE
- a tea bag
- glitterrrr!! (might want to include a note apologising for the mess)
- photos / polaroids
- a packet of hot chocolate / hot cocoa
- face masks
- friendship bracelets
- a memory stick! (this is my favourite idea. you can send photos, videos, movies, tv shows, playlists/music, longer writing, links to favourite blogs … anything!)
- small chain necklaces
- a sample of fancy shampoo
- temporary tattoos
- art (your own, or others you’ve seen!)
- a packer of sunflower / wildflower seeds
- ripped out magazine / newspaper articles
- paint samples (try colours that evoke certain emotions)
- pressed flowers or leaves
- pages from your journal
- a spritz of perfume! so romantic and sweet
- all the love,
- kind regards,
- thinking of you,
- yours truly,
- sending my love,
- see you soon,
- forever yours,
- missing you,
Letters are a unique way to stay in touch with those who are far away, but don’t forget about those nearby! Even if they’re just around the corner, a letter stuffed with handwritten memories, photos, pressed flowers, glitter and art, tied together with kiss marks and perfume – it’s sure to brighten someone’s day immensely !!
Have you recieved many letters? I have several on my wall above my bed, and I know I’ve had glitter sent my way before! Have you recieved differnet things, or do you have other ideas on what to enclose? Tell me your letter-writing stories!