The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Can we take a moment to talk about the lost art of sending a handwritten note?

Remember the days of snail mail, and how excited we would be to get an envelope with $20 from grandma for our birthday? Or even a simple letter from a friend updating you on their life? I remember writing notes with other military kids like myself as a youngster and it was great.

Truthfully it’s something I miss and long for.

So given any opportunity to not only write a letter, but promote sending one…it makes my heart skip a beat.

Dorky, right?

Whether you are a seller on Poshmark, or a business owner, there is something magical about taking time to just write. Letting someone know you’re thinking about them, or grateful for them is powerful.

I recently designed some note and thank you cards for friend and client, Dr. Ashitey. This was such a serotonin boost for me because it combined all of my favorite things: design, paper selection, and letter writing. We chose an elevated designer trifecta paper with accented edges.

But if you’re not sure where to begin, just write a letter to a friend. It doesn’t have to be on fancy card-stock or stationary.

And if you are looking to up your game, especially as a blogger or business owner, here are some tips for success:

  • Be authentic
    • You can never go wrong being you. The right people will love you for it
  • Keep it simple
    • You don’t need to have professional imagery or an elaborate design
  • Let the paper, and what’s written on it speak for itself

For my Poshmark thank you cards I have my blog branding on them in small typeface, and the words “thank you.” Super simple, but a hit with buyers.

And I recommend a similar approach for businesses, especially small businesses.

In this day and age when people could go anywhere to shop, try and show them extra love and gratitude.

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