Hello, Letter Writers! Whether you’ve been with me since the beginning of the Letter Writing Challenge (a few months ago) or are just stumbling across this for the first time, I’m glad you’re here. We’re taking back snail mail with this fun printable stationery!
Yesterday, my BFF in Oregon sent me a birthday card. It’s not my birthday. And she had ripped the greeting part of the card off, so it was more like a postcard. She just wrote me a few sentences…something like, “I know it’s not your birthday and this is a used card, but I knew you’d like the art on it!” And I totally did. It’s a llama with a bunch of presents loaded on his back, and what’s not to love about that?! It’s hanging next to my desk now, with all the other random little pieces of art I display there.
It was so nice to open my mailbox and realize that someone had been thinking about me, and actually took the effort to write a few sentences, round up a stamp and a fresh envelope, and then actually put it in the mail (I would get an award for Cards Not Mailed, if that was a thing…I don’t know why, but finding a stamp and putting it in the mailbox is like a huge hurdle to me…ha).
And this time of year, I think it’s especially important to remind people we care about them. For me, the holidays (which also include my birthday, which is right before Christmas) are a time of deep reflection.
I don’t know what it is, but underlying all the festivities and love and celebrations, I always experience a sort of somber inner personal review. This isn’t a bad thing…it actually inspires to do more for others. And writing letters is one easy thing we can all do!
If you’re new to the challenge, here it is: write one letter a month (that’s it!) to someone you care about. You can do more…but you’ve got to at least do one. No one is checking in with you, it’s on your honor. But you can do it! Pick one person, or spread it out among several.
You can download this month’s stationery below.