Writing letters that are fun to receive


Who writes letters any longer? I haven’t received a letter in the mail in forever. Of course, I’ve not sent one either — in forever!

Lovely Reflections

Receiving a letter should be fun. Last time we talked about my mother’s and grandmother’s conversions from hide-bound traditionalism to more creative thinking in the letter-writing department. This time I’d love to share the little tips we collected over the years about making a letter special.

Irish women reading letters from America in front of a thatched cottage. We’ll drop everything to read a letter from loved ones.
Image courtesy totallyfreeimages.com

  • Write on pretty stationery. (Bet you knew I was going to mention that one!) Whether you love vintage papers you find on eBay or at the antique store, get something that expresses your personality. You may be the little kitten type or the abstract type or the gold-border type. No matter what your personality, let it shine on paper as well as in daily life.
  • Coordinate the ink color. Now this may sound silly, but some colors just don’t go together. Can you imagine brown ink on lavender paper? Blue would be a…

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  1. #2 by vickyunwin on May 4, 2015 - 10:43

    I am just about to publish a collection of my mothers’s letters from the Second World War: Love and War in the WRNS amazon.com/author/vickyunwin. She wrote once a week to her mother from 1940 until 1973, and I have all of them…all fascinating insights into an age when letters were meat and drink to family members.

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