10 steps to writing letters that become keepsakes
In this digital era, when personal connections are made through pokes and self-worth is measured in likes, many of us are searching for more meaningful ways to communicate and forge friendships.
I think a lot of us are feeling nostalgia for a time when letters from loved-ones were hand-written, something to be kept and treasured; when friendships were formed by post; and when correspondence had personality and emotions were shared without emoticons.
Maybe this sounds like you, but you don’t know how to begin. Your hand is poised over a blank sheet of writing paper, but you don’t know how to start that letter. You’ve seen beautiful mail-art on Pinterest, but you don’t think you could ever make something that lovely (although you wish you could). You’re afraid of putting all that work into your mail only to have it destroyed on its journey. And how do you keep the postage costs manageable? You want to start pen-palling again, but don’t know where to find one.
Whether you’re seeking connections, community, a craft outlet or just a simpler way of living, writing letters is a wonderful path to mindfulness, creativity and friendship. And this 10-part e-course will give you all the tools and tips you need to confidently make that happen.
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What people are saying
“I really want to thank you for all the tips and knowledge about writing letters I got from you through your e-book, Making Mail. How amazing it is! I’m truly happy and I can not wait to make new mail-art to my pen pals and to put all I’ve learned into practice. Thank you SO much!”
– Renan Carlos Fleming (blog comment)
“Thank you so much for inspiring me to try mail art for my pen pals / strangers / RAK. I’m loving working with watercolours, so grateful to you.”
– Jane (sent via post)
“I downloaded your e-book yesterday and really got a lot out of it. I love the idea of telling a story or sharing a recipe. Including little things in letters that really help to make it special. Bravo for such a fantastic resource.”
– Uwimana (Instagram @filofaxfinds)
“I’m writing to say that finding your blog – and e-book – is the best thing that has happened to me all year! I have always loved writing letters and am known for it but now, thanks to you, I can be more creative and really make my letters special. I want to unleash my creativity but don’t know how to start – until now!”
– Jen (sent via post)
“Your Making Mail book has inspired me to pick up my pen! Thank you for this inspiration, I’m looking forward to making writing and envelope art a creative part of my life.”
– Charis (sent via post)