16 January 2016

How And Why You Should Write Letters


Hi guys! As more and more technology is developing, it is so easy to instantly contact someone. Although this is a great thing, this means that letter writing is fading away! This is a big shame because it is such a lovely thing to do! As a blogger I love writing, so I often write letters to people! It is such a creative, fun activity to do! I think you should write letters because it is more meaningful in my opinion than sending a text because you have taken the time to write about all that is going on! It is so nice to receive a letter in the post. I am one of those people who rush to the door when the postman arrives, it's so exciting when an envelope arrives with your name on! If you're that sort of person then letter writing is for you!
      One of the best things about letter writing is that you can really personalize your letters! So when I am saying this is 'how you should write letters' I really mean these are my tips for being creative!

Tip#1. Create small gifts- Why not slip in a little gift like a bookmark, hairclip or some stickers? You can easily craft these yourself and they can make someone's day! Unless you are OK with paying extra postage, you should keep these as flat as possible! I've always thought that I should start making lots of little gifts and keep them for the future but I've never got round to it!

Tip#2. Include sketches- If you are an arty person you could add in your drawings instead of a gift! This can help you to practice your art and the person who you send it to could even help you with some feedback on your art!

Tip #3. Use cute stationery- I am a big fan of stationery so I suppose that's the best part of letter writing for me! I get to use all of my favourite paper and washi tape and pens and EVERYTHING! Hehehe! :'D Most of my letter writing sets are from Paperchase , which is one of my favourite shops! There are so many different designs to choose from so you can choose which one (or two or three or four...) suit you best!

Tip#4. Create your own paper- If you don't want to spend too much on writing sets, you can create your own pretty paper! You don't have to have pretty paper, but it helps! :P You could use stamps or washi tape to create designs on plain paper! Perhaps you could doodle a border? There are so many possibilities for this tip!

Tip #5. Only write when you want to- Talking about nothing is a real skill, so I recommend that you wait until you have something to talk about before you write! One week you could be staying at home doing nothing and the next week you could be going out on several day trips or doing lots of fun projects! Don't feel pressured to write back straight away if you don't have anything to say! Things you could talk about are clubs at school, things you do online (such as blogging), where you have been recently, what you did on a special occasion and whatever else you can think of!

I hope you have enjoyed this post on letter writing and that it has inspired you to write letters to your family, friends and penpals more often! Letter writing is one of my hobbies that not many people can relate to but as a creative audience I hope you like this idea!

PS: I hope you like the photo I took at the top of the page! It took me a quite while to get the layout right and to edit it! :) I was inspired by missamrunaway's background ideas for blog photos post here . Hopefully you'll be seeing more better photos from me soon.
PPS: Have you seen the new layout/theme of my blog? It's for valentine's day that's coming up soon! If you didn't already know, I change up the look of my blog every now and then depending on teh season or special occasions that are going on at the time!

19 comments:

  1. This was such a lovely post! I love sending proper letters so I will use your tips for sure! I've only recently sent a letter to one of my blogger friends all the way across the world! I might write a similar post to this in the future if you don't mind. Hope you're having a great weekend xx
    www.rosieauthorwriting.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, I'll have to send a letter to a blogger meself! Email me soon and I'll send one to you xxx

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    2. Thank you! That's great to hear! :) That's really cool, it's a great idea to write to other bloggers! Sure, I don't mind! Perhaps you could mention that this post inspired you though? I'd love to see your post. :D

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  2. Brilliant post! I love writing letters! It's a shame that more people use the internet to write to eachother - although emails are lots quicker! It's so special to get them in the post!xx

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    1. I'm so happy that you enjoyed it! I agree, yes it is easier and more efficient yet it somehow lacks that special something that a letter can bring! I do often use emails too but I enjoy writing letters from time to time too! Yes it is! :D

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  3. This post is really interesting!! I totally agree! It's a shame that the new texting trend has invaded the real way of communicating! D: I also find it so much more fun actually writing letters to my friends than texting/emailing them. It's really creative and as mentioned in the list of ideas you made, I also add in bookmarks/pictures I've drawn occasionally! I love all the ideas you've listed too!
    Omigosh, you took that picture?? Woah, I honestly thought you'd borrowed it from somewhere on the internet until I read your comment about it! It's so perfect!! 8D

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    1. Hey kenza! I'm glad you think so! :D Yeah, it's great that technology is getting better but it shouldn't get in the way of writing letters to friends and family (in my opinion). So do I! =^U^= It's a great excuse to do some crafting right? Yes I did! Thank you so much! I thought I would take a little bit more time to take photos and I had lots of fun editing it in picmonkey! If you look really carefully you'll see heart shaped light on the photo. i thought i added a cute touch. BTW my next post has more photography in it (not very good photography but oh well)! XD

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    2. Very true! I love using letters as an excuse to spark my creativity too! :D You're so welcome! It looks fantastic! ^^ Oh yeah I see it now! It adds a really cute, glittery effect! :3 I've seen the photography and it's so awesome! You could do some more - you're great at it!

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    3. Thanks! I've added this effect (or similar) to a few pictures to make it look cuter (it helps for when the photo doesn't have great lighting too)! Thank you! I probably will be doing more soon for my school art project with the theme 'tranquil'! :D

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  4. Some great thoughts! I love letter writing but find no reason to do it. Maybe I should try more!

    ivyholly.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! You could write to family members that live far away, friends that have moved away or a penpal? Sure! :)

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  5. This is so true! The letter writing trend has nearly faded away. D: You're quite lucky to still get letters. :) People usually communicate with text messages and emails otherwise.
    These are really creative ideas for letter writing. It gave me many ideas for my letters and cards. :) Keep posting more stuff like this.

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    1. Glad you think so! It's such a shame that letter writing has almost gone. It is such a great traditional thing to do. Although texting is awesome, I wish letter writing could still be a thing! If i'm not writing letters, I'm messaging my friends for hours! Haha! :D It's awesome that this has given you creative inspiration! :)

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  6. Hi Megan, thanks so much for mentioning our Letter Writing Sets - a lovely article and some great tips! Love Paperchase x

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    1. Hi! You're very welcome, I really like your stationery- especially the writing sets! Thank you so much and thanks for reading! :D I'm glad you like the tips! :)

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  7. I totally agree, letter writing although uncommon is very important. The tips you have shared are really useful for creating personalized and special letters that anyone would love to receive.

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    1. Thanks Zainab! I think it's a great activity to do once in a while instead of just messaging someone, because although this convenient it's great to write a real letter too! I'm glad you like my tips, it fun sharing them with you! :D

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  8. Hello Megan,
    My name is Anael and I have commented on your blog a few times before :D
    I love writing letters too and being creative, and I also love writing letters and happy mail! The thing is, all of my friends live close to me or aren't keen on penpalling, so I was wondering if perhaps we could be pen pals? I would love it if we could be, it would be such fun to send then to you and get some in return! It would help us both become more creative and I have loads of crafty ideas! I hope you can be my pen pal, so I'll give you my e-mail at the bottom in case you need to contact me! Also, if you can be my pen pal, we can exchange postal addresses via email to make it safer. I am loving your blog so much! How do you add your own drawings on to PicMonkey to make a background?
    anaelsuissablog@gmail.com
    anaeldaydreamer.blogspot.com
    -Anael! ❤️

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    1. Hello Anael! I'm thankful for your support, it's great to hear from other creative people. Thank you for asking to be my penpal. :D However, I'm just about to start my final year of GCSEs so I'm sorry but I can't have another penpal at the moment. But maybe after my exams we can rethink being penpals. Sorry to disappoint you, I hope you can find another penpal. Perhaps there's a family member who you don't see often, who'd be interested? But if you'd prefer someone of your own age-there's sites to find penpals. Or perhaps there's another blogging friend you could ask? It took me a while to find my first penpal. :D

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