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National Letter Writing Month: Writing Prompts

writing-1170138_1920Are you looking for some inspiration for completing 30 letters in April? Well, you’ve come to the write, er, right place. I’ve been compiling a list of ideas for a while now. I hope you are able to find some of them useful. Feel free to use all, some or none of these letter writing prompts in your journey through National Letter Writing Month. Whatever you choose to write about, I’d like to hear how it goes so keep me posted!

  • Write a letter to a child in your life. Maybe it’s your child or a niece or nephew. Maybe it’s a neighbor or friend. Whatever the case may be, tell them what makes them so awesome.
  • Write a letter to thank someone for a kind or thoughtful action. It might not even be something they recognized they did.
  • Send a personal interview to a friend or family member and see if they respond.
  • Write a letter to your favorite Disney character. (Everyone has one so don’t deny it!) Rumor has it if you write to them, they will send an autographed photo back! Super neat idea for kiddos. Walt Disney World Communications. P.O. Box 10040, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-0040.
  • WRITE A LETTER IN ALL CAPS.
  • Write a letter that includes several hand-drawn illustrations–your hand drawn illustrations–no matter how bad!
  • Write a letter to a teacher who made an impact on your or your child.
  • Write a letter to a friend or relative in another state.
  • Write a letter to the editor of a local newspaper or magazine. Maybe share with them about your participate in National Letter Writing Month.
  • Write a letter that doesn’t need to be mailed! Hand deliver it to a neighbor or friend.
  • Write a letter to AMillionThanks.org.
  • Print off a coloring picture (here are some neat ones) or hit up your favorite coloring book and mail one of your creations to a friend.
  • Send a get-well note to someone. Maybe they just have the sniffles or maybe it’s a longer-term illness–whatever the case, give them some encouragement.
  • Write a letter in a different style hand-writing. I’m loving this faux-calligraphy. 
  • Decorate an envelope and include a letter inside describing your inspiration. Wants some inspiration? Check out my Pinterest board.
  • Write a letter on something other than paper. Maybe use the back of a puzzle or a roll of tape. It’s all up to you!
  • What are your plans for the future? Share them with someone who can dream along with you.
  • Send a story to a friend in multiple letters over several days.
  • Mail a letter to a friend to open on a specific day.
  • Send a birthday card to a family member or friend–bonus points if you have never sent one to them before.
  • Find a photo that means a lot to you and send a copy of it to someone and explain why it’s so meaningful.
  • Send an inspirational quote to someone who could use a pick-me-up.
  • Use a letter to tell a joke or two.
  • Write a letter sharing your greatest accomplishment this week and ask the recipient for their’s.
  • Set a timer for 5 minutes and write down anything that comes to mind. Send it to someone who would appreciate your random thoughts.
  • Write a letter on Sticky Notes.
  • Send the lyrics of your current favorite song to a friend and tell them why you love it so much.
  • Write a letter in a newspaper format and let someone know what is going on in your life through the articles.
  • Use Dictionary.com’s word of the day in a letter.
  • Find a Little Free Library in your area and leave a note (and maybe some books) in it for the steward.

These are just a few of my suggestions. If you want more inspiration, I highly suggest checking out Reasons to Write on the Write One website. You can also search for National Letter Writing Month on Pinterest and you will find an infinite number of resources.

I’d like to know what you are writing about. Post pictures on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and tag me or use the hash tag #letswrite.

3 thoughts on “National Letter Writing Month: Writing Prompts

  1. This is wonderful 🙂

    (Popping over from Authentic Bloggers, following 🙂

    I LOVE writing to people but I didn’t know that April was letter writing month, good to know 🙂

    Happy Wednesday, cheers, T. 🙂

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