April is National Card & Letter Writing Month. Which for us snail mail nerds is a Pretty. Big. Deal. all on its own. But throw in a year-long pandemic & suddenly writing letters becomes more meaningful & significant as we strive to maintain human connection & community, while we’re at home (in isolation or quarantine). It’s truly never been a better time to send a letter.
I probably don’t have to tell you that the power letters have to connect us to one another is pretty incredible. But in case you need convincing, there is truly NOTHING that can compare to sending tangible, physical mementos that can be cherished by the recipient. Handwritten letters can be preserved, re-read and appreciated over & over again. If you want to keep connected with your family & friends, what better way than sending snail mail?
Join me for National Card & Letter Writing Month
Which brings me to National Card & Letter Writing Month. I’ll be sending one or two cards a week & I’d love it if you would join me. Very easy, no pressure, no official challenge or anything, I’ll be sending a weekly email with some letter writing tips, ideas, & resources so if you want some letter-writing inspiration, click on the button below & drop your name & email in!
And then check out all the past tutorials, blog posts, etc, at the bottom of this post dedicated to National Card & Letter Writing Month.
Lastly, connect & support your fellow snail mail lovers by sharing your cards on Instagram. Use the hashtag #sendcardsspreadlove & tag me @prettybypost so I can cheer you on. Not on the ‘gram, join us in the Send Cards Spread Love Facebook group, where we hold monthly card-sending challenges (with prizes!).
Now more than ever is the time for human connection. LOVE with all your heart. Make sure to tell your people how much they mean to you.
If you need cards, we have you covered with our single collections (no subscription!). 10% of all purchases now through the month of April will go to Stop AAPI Hate.
Here’s to sending cards & spreading love!
Letter Writing Resources
Letter Writing Inspiration
- The urgency of letting someone you know how much they mean to you
- The power of a letter to change a life
- How empathy muscles are strengthened through letter writing
- A beautiful memories & milestones ritual
- Leaving words of positivity & encouragement for strangers.
- Hand lettering envelopes tutorial
- Wax seal tutorials
- Hand lettering tips+ free resources
- Five Easy & Fun DIY Envelopes
Past challenge recaps (with links to every single guest post)
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