If you’ve been thinking you should write more handwritten notes….now is the time! As today kicks off National Letter Writing Month, some people are taking the challenge to write 30 notes in 30 days. That might be just the kind of challenge you need. What a great incentive to send a short note, postcard or letter to people that matter to you.
Surprise someone you see every day with a sweet note. Reach out to a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while. Thank a teacher or someone who has helped you in your job search. Write a fun note of thanks inside a bill to a favorite vendor. There are a million ways to reach out.
Here are simple things I do that make it easy to get that note from intention to mailbox.
- Keep a stash of fun cards and personalized stationery in a handy spot.
- Always have stamps on hand…just order them if you don’t have time to get to the post office.
- Address the envelope before a big night out…that way, all you have to do is write the note and slip it inside.
- Treat yourself to a self inking address stamp and colorful pens.
At the end of the day, don’t over think it! Two lines of humor, written in your handwriting, on your personalized stationery will mean more to someone than an email or text. Just do it!
Sandy @ you may be wandering says
Thanks, Elizabeth, for the reminder to sit down today and write a few notes. We need to keep the art of handwritten notes alive!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! xoxo
Ah the art of a written letter… I miss that! xo K