Letterwriting? I used to do that but now …

Are you one of these people, who like the idea of letterwriting by real real mail, postal mail that is – and getting some pretty pieces of mail back into their postbox? But are you someone, who has not written a piece of handwritten mail in ages?  And neither received? Would you like to get involved again? But wonder how?

Then here are some ideas for you for first steps!

mail-augustWHO COULD YOU WRITE TO?

Family.

Friends.

Old school/childhood friends.

Penpals.

Fan letters to artists you admire.

I HAVE NO IDEAS – WHAT CAN I WRITE ABOUT?

Everything and anything, but keep in mind: it takes a good letter to get one!

Good letters can be anything, but usually they are a mix of personal interaction, some telling about one’s life, discussing about current events or hobbies you have. All that interests you.

For topical suggestions, you could look here: http://365lettersblog.blogspot.co.at/

WHAT DO I NEED TO GET STARTED?
Pen or ballpoint, paper, envelope and/or postcard, stamps.

And people’s postal addresses.
Pretty cheap for what you’ll get back, I’d say, don’t you agree?

DOES MY SCRIBBLING INTEREST ANYONE?

You will most likely hear back soon from the person … most people are quite surprised and HAPPY about mail!!! Mail that is not bills or advertising. Encourage them to use postal mail for replies, not e-mail!

GETTING CREATIVE …

As time goes by and letters will start to come & go, you will be more inventive with your mail. Read blogs about letterwriting, exchange ideas with likeminded people eg. on twitter or some online groups or postcrossing.com. Make experiments with collages, enclose postcards, fotos or little memories from what you’ve done recently.

Look at this site too: http://scribblingglue.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/img_7958.jpg

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