Did you know April is National Card and Letter Writing Month? This month-long holiday celebration was created in 2001 by the United States Postal Service as a way to honor and celebrate the efforts that go into mail service and to show appreciation for the art of mail. If you're really ambitious you could send a letter or card every day of the month! Most of us don't have the time but if you'd like to participate, I would suggest choosing 5+ people who you think need or deserve some happy mail. Here are my 3 tips to help you get started on celebrating this month and the art of snail mail!
1. MAKE A LIST
First make a list of all the people you want to send mail to. Parents, grandparents, kids, friends you'd like to catch up with, you name it, most people love getting the rare piece of mail that isn't junk.
After you make your list, be sure you have each persons current address and have those easily accessible.
2. STOCK UP ON SUPPLIES
This is one of the really fun parts! You don't need a whole lot when it comes to sending mail and you may even have the supplies already in your home. You'll need a card or paper to write on, an envelope, a pen for writing the addresses, and a stamp.
Choose your favorite cards for each individual person (maybe an upcoming birthday or new baby?) or buy cards in bulk packs just to say hello. Most cards come with envelopes so all you need now is the stamp. You can get these right at your post office or online, I like the Forever stamps on Amazon.
3. HAVE FUN!
Snailmail shouldn't be overwhelming or cause you stress. Choose a time of day where you can relax, when you're not getting interrupted every 5minutes, pour yourself your favorite drink and enjoy writing a sweet little note (or long letter) in each card.
I will be here to cheer you on all month! Especially if you tag us on Instagram @teluna on any cards you send. We LOVE celebrating snail mail!