April is National Card and Letter Writing Month! I’m excited to be partnering with Erin Condren to talk about tips and ideas for card and letter writing. This post contains affiliate links which, when purchased through, add no cost to the consumer but provide this site with a small commission. All opinions and text are my own.
The past year has taught us all how to think outside of the box when it comes to personal connections. I’ve smiled while looking at the pictures of birthday drive-by parades, virtual happy hours, and grandparents pressing their hands against the glass while waving to their little grandbabies outside their door. Yet even for all of these new ways we have found to be connected, I’m reminded that the wheel doesn’t have to always be reinvented in regards to staying connected. In fact, I’d go as far to say that very few things can replace the feeling of receiving a good, old-fashioned card in the mail.
April is National Card and Letter Writing Month. It’s a great time to revive the art of card and letter writing. Don’t know where to begin? Keep reading for a few tips and ideas for card and letter writing. Lots of us learned how to write different types of letters and cards in school (something I may dive into on future posts), but here are a few general though starters when writing a card.
Choose Stationery That Reflects Your Personal Style
When I have fun stationery, I look forward to sending special cards and letters. Whether it’s a fun pop of color or a monogram, choosing stationery that reflects my personal style is always enjoyable.
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Send for a Particular Reason…Or No Reason At all
Sometimes I write a card for a particular reason. Perhaps someone has been sick or having personal issues that make life tough. If I’m writing a card for a particular reason, I always be sure to make mention of it within the card. Even a light “I’m thinking of you” phrase lets the recipient know that I’m acknowledging what they are going through.
However, sometimes I do not have a particular reason for writing other than simply wanting to connect or to make sure that a special someone receives a bit of happy mail in their mail box. That’s ok, too! People love to know that someone is thinking of them.
In short, you don’t have to have a specific reason to write someone. If I wait for the right time to write, there may not be a right time and I may have missed out on a chance to connect with someone.
Choose the Correct Stationery for the Purpose
For writing a brief note (Thank You, Thinking of You, etc.), a card is best. However, if you have more to say, choose a paper piece of stationery like on this notepad. Don’t leave your recipient trying to decipher scrunched up writing in the corner of a card if a letter-sized paper is needed.
Use a Writing Style that Matches Your Relationship with the Recipient
Writing a Thank-You to a teacher, boss, or co-worker? Be sure to keep language professional (maybe leave off the, “hey, bruh!” verbiage, right?). When writing to a personal friend, by all means throw in some casual language. Always keep in mind your relationship with the card recipient when writing.
Consider Writing a Letter Draft
Especially when writing a letter to someone with whom I have a professional relationship, I always recommend writing a letter draft on a scrap piece of paper before creating the final copy on my card. This allows me to check grammar, spelling, and my verbiage before writing it on my special stationery.
Erin Condren Stationery is a great gift idea for:
- A graduation gift
- A bridal shower gift
- A baby shower gift to the “mama” (why do babies have to get all the cute things, right?)
- Someone who loves to write
- Someone who is always thinking of others