Letter writing

8 reasons to send snail mail today

8 reasons to send snail mail today

Letter-writing isn’t as common as it once was, yet the joy it can bring has never lessened. In fact, if anything, the joy it brings the recipient has increased over time, as the chance of receiving a handwritten letter in the post has become less common and quicker, digital communication…
How to address an envelope

How to address an envelope

Having been writing and posting letters since I was knee-high to a grasshopper, I assumed I had writing an address on an envelope all figured out. Well, how wrong I was! Having looked it up recently, out of pure curiosity, it turns out I’ve been doing it incorrectly all this…
Could you write a love letter to a stranger?

Could you write a love letter to a stranger?

In October 2010, an American woman called Hannah Brencher started writing love letters to strangers in New York City. Want to know more? I thought you might! It fascinated me, too. How it all started Hannah moved to New York City straight after finishing college, participating in a year-long service…
How to write an Apology Letter

How to write an Apology Letter

Sometimes, if you’ve upset someone with your words or actions, an apology in person is the best option. However, more often than not, an apology letter is a good alternative method, or a useful option when you’d like to apologise to somebody who doesn’t want to see you. Writing a letter…
How to write a thank you note

How to write a thank you note

Why send a thank you note? These days there are many methods of expressing your thanks to someone, be it via text message, a quick phone call, an email, a WhatsApp message, a Skype call, an Instagram message, a Facebook Messenger message… the list is endless! However, whilst these approaches…
Postcards: I wish you were here

Postcards: I wish you were here

I was lucky enough to visit Europe many times as a child, alongside British seaside resorts, and in every country we went to, I quickly learnt the local words for postcards and stamps! “Hola! Diez sellos por favour” was a phrase often uttered by me throughout my childhood and into…