April is Letter-writing Month

April is Letter-Writing Month - Let's bring back snail mail! :) Whether you need inspiration, a free printable or two, or some writing prompts, I've got you covered @littlegirldesigns.com

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I recently discovered that April is National Letter-writing month. How fun is that? Letters are such a great way to keep in touch and though we do live in an age where an email, tweet, or text flies much faster to the recipient, there is still something about opening the mailbox and finding a real, old-fashioned letter inside. We’ve been talking about how to give generously whether or not we have a lot of money here on the blog this year, and letter-writing is a perfect way to give to someone else. Many of you have mentioned in the comments in the past few months that you love sending and receiving cards and letters to others which makes me so happy to hear. Snail mail hasn’t quite died yet! :)

As I was thinking about this post, I realized that several of my previous posts talk about writing letters in one way or another. So I thought I’d compile a list of resources for you that are all in one easy-to-find place.

Writing Prompts for You

Write Now: 18 Letter-writing prompts to get you inspired to send some old-fashioned letters in the mail! @littlegirldesigns.com #mail #writing
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to get started. You have the cute pen and an empty card sitting in front of you. Now what? I wrote 18 prompts to help you get back into the letter-writing groove.


A Creative Way to Write Letters

An illustrated letter peeking out of a pink envelope.

A friend of mine made me write me back cards for my birthday last year which was the best birthday present ever. We’ve been sending little notes and drawings back and forth all year long. Which reminds me, I’m overdue to send one of those cards out. Time to get sketching! :)


Give someone a smile

How to Make Encouragement Cards @littlegirldesigns

Snail mail is great but don’t forget about giving cards and notes to family and friends that you see on a day-to-day basis. I think encouragement cards are always fun to give (and I have a free printable for mini cards that you might like.)


Send LOTS of Letters During April (or Anytime)

*Updated April 2017* This year we’re going to be doing a letter-writing challenge as  a community again. When you sign up, you’ll receive a free calendar and printable stationery:

 


Say Thanks

9 Fun Ways To Say Thank You Sketch

Maybe you recently received a gift. Now is as good of a time as any to send a thank you card, right? Here are some fun tips on giving thank you cards. I also made a printable thank you card that your kids can fill out.


Want More?

If you’re a fan of snail mail like I am, you’re going to love my resource, The {10 Minute} Letter-writing Retreat. It’s packed with prompts, tutorials, and over 35 pieces of printable stationery.  Click here to learn more.

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More Inspiration

You can also check out my letter writing board on Pinterest for inspiration if you’d like. And click here to access ALL of my card-making and letter-writing posts that I’ve written in the last year or so. There are quite a few!

 

Have fun this month with writing letters! Who knows, you might just get back into that letter-writing groove and find that you love it!

Have a lovely {and creative} day, friends!

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46 thoughts on “April is Letter-writing Month

    1. Hi Tami, I will be doing a new challenge this year that will be posted on my blog the last week of March. :) It will be different from the other challenges (I like to mix the format up each year) but will still be fun! :) Also, the other letter-writing challenges are open year-round so you can start any time. :) Have a great day!

  1. Since I’m suppose to be writing a paper right now, I’m procrastinating and wasting time like crazy, and I decided to go back and find the very first post I ever read on your blog, which I found through The Paper Mill Store. This is the one! Reading this even now gets me excited!

    1. Maggie! You’re the best! :) I’m so glad we ran across each other in blogland. Now, get back to that paper, haha. ;)

  2. Wonderful ideas Jennie.. <3
    I LOVE IT!!
    I simply love writing letters ……..& even getting them ;)
    But now all these social networking sites are killing the sweet old mails!
    Your posts are simple the best!!

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  4. Thanks for sharing this fabulous article filled with wonderful tips with us at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy – I’m delighted to feature you at this week’s party! :-)

  5. Letter writing is a lost art form. Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

  6. I love this post! I send a few letters a month. And there’s nothing quite like receiving a letter in the mail. Thank you for sharing with the Home Matters Party. I plan to write even more in April because of your lovely post.

    1. Thanks so much, Trish! I’ve been inspired to write more this month too–I have a stack of letters sitting here to send out this weekend. It’s kind of fun to send them out to everyone. :) Have a great weekend!

  7. To me, there is nothing better than receiving a hand written letter. Thank you for sharing your post with us at Merry Monday!

  8. Thanks for sharing this. Letter writing is a lost art! I love nothing better than to get a hand written letter from someone. Thanks for sharing with us at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!

  9. I love this! I shared it with my readers on Facebook. I love writing snail mail but I rarely get any back. Canadian postage is so expensive. But real letters are a special blessing that a text message just doesn’t bring. Thanks for sharing. I found you through Ask Latisha’s TGI Saturdays link-up.

    1. Thanks so much for sharing, Amanda! It seems like snail mail has become a lost art but there is a growing movement of people who are writing again which makes me happy. Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

  10. What a wonderful thing to promote. I have to say that I still love to go to the mail box. The anticipation of the fact that there might be a letter or some personal correspondence is a thrill. And I think now more than ever because of all the electronic mail a letter is treasured !!! And can be treasured thro’ the years – my grandma sent me letters that my dad wrote home while in the service. My dad is gone today but I still can hold in my hand a little bit of my dad and remember………. Thanks for sharing !!

    1. What a treasure to have those letters from your dad! I keep my old letters too–they are like little time capsules. Thanks so much for stopping by, Rebecca! :)

  11. I had no idea April was letter writing month! I just came up with a way to mail things in a DIY fabric mailing envelope and now I have double the reason to start sending letters and gifts! Great post! Love idea of encouragement cards!

    1. I just went over to your site and LOVE your fabric mailing envelope. What a clever idea! :) I’m so glad you stopped by! :)

    1. You’re so welcome! I’m glad you were inspired to write some letters! :) :) Have a great day!

  12. I love this post! I have been thinking that I need to get back into the habit of writing notes and sending in the mail. Texting, email and Facebook seem to have replaced all of that for me. But really who doesn’t love to get mail??

    1. I know, right? It’s funny–I text my mom all the time but when I receive a letter from her…it makes me so happy! :)

  13. We have some family living out of state, and I’ve been doing so bad about keeping in touch. You’ve inspired me to sit down with my boys and make it a priority to write some letters and have the boys draw them some pictures this week :-)
    (And I love your little doodle graphics…they are so unique and make me smile every time I see them!)

    1. Thanks so much for your sweet comment, Ellen! All of my family lives out of state and I need to be better at writing too–so I suppose my encouragement-to-write posts are written for me too! ;) Your family will LOVE letters from your boys! Have a lovely day!

  14. I just love an old fashioned hand written letter. The paper, the writing, the thought, finding it in the mailbox…it’s all wonderful. :)

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