Two years ago, we were in South Carolina and I was scrolling through Pinterest. Some pin, some picture, something caught my eye. National Letter Writing Month? What the heck was that I don’t care I want in!
I love writing letters. I love getting letters. I love reading letters. To me, they are the most intimate form of communication. When I sit down to write a letter, I am taking the time to think about the recipient, craft my words, write them down and devote the time to address, stamp and get the letter to the post office. I write what I’m thinking about and dreaming about. I see writing letters as the opportunity to say things that you can’t say face-to-face.
And April is an entire month devoted to doing just that!
I set the personal goal of writing 30 letters in 30 days, but any level of participation is acceptable. I know one of the biggest hurdles that participants face is what to write about. I’m here to help with that. I’m offering up 30 writing prompts and ideas. Use some, use none, use them all. I just want to offer you assistance, should you need it.
I’ll also post throughout the month with pictures of my letters, my status and other tips, tricks and information. So stay tuned. You can also check out my snippets on Instagram.
National Letter Writing Month Prompts 2017
- Tell someone you love them
- Send a letter in a fancy folded envelope (Click to see an example)
- Mail a self addressed stamped postcard to a friend and ask them to write back
- Conduct an interview via letter
- Send a letter on something other than paper
- Try a pocket letter (Click to see an example)
- Write a letter on a puzzle
- Send an envelop full of small letters. Cut out shapes and write small notes on each.
- Write a letter describing the weather
- Send a letter telling someone a secret
- Send someone your favorite quote or Bible verse
- Send a day-in-the-life letter. Tell someone what you did all day.
- Mail a letter with your favorite picture
- Write a letter and leave it for a stranger to find
- Write a letter on something other than paper
- Write a letter completely in questions
- Write a letter to someone younger than 15
- Write a letter to someone older than 70
- Write to someone about a conversation you overheard
- Make your own postcard and send it to a friend
- Draw a picture of the perfect garden and send it to a friend who likes to grow things
- Write a letter asking questions with check boxes that the recipient can return. To make it easier, include a self-addressed stamped envelope
- Write a letter to a neighbor
- Mail a letter to someone out of the country
- Write a card celebrating a strange holiday. Check our some weird holidays at the National Day Calendar website.
- Send a get well note to someone who is in the hospital or sick
- Send someone an article, comic or picture that made you think of them
- Send a thank you note to a current or former teacher. This counts as yoga teachers, dance teachers, etc.
- Write a letter to the mail carrier
- Send fan mail to your favorite author, musician or actor..maybe it’ll be a Disney character