Basking in the beauty of snail mail.
Ever since we announced our engagement, Joe and I have since been sending snail mail more than usual. First there were the wedding invitations, then the thank you notes, then the baby announcement… It seems that starting a family means neverending correspondence – and I absolutely adore it.
I’m in a business that communicates primarily through email, chats, and video conferences. It’s nice to be able to put together beautiful correspondence every once in a while.
And so to answer your question, no folks, snail mail is not dead. I don’t know about you, but there’s just that special feeling when you receive an actual, physical letter in your mailbox.
Here are 4 ways to spruce up your correspondence:
Sending something handwritten gives your correspondence that special touch. Pen to paper holds such meaningful value: I love looking back on old greeting cards and seeing the penmanship of those I love.
Family Address Labels
Yes, handwriting is beautiful for your “snail mail,” but I love the idea of pre-made mailing labels. They make your life that much easier, especially when you’re sending in bulk (invitations, thank you notes, etc.).
I once received a letter that was written on personalized stationary and thought, “Yes. This is something I’ll get done once I have a family of my own.” It gives you a chance to come up with your own family emblem or coat of arms.
Your Personal Touch
What’s your signature touch? And no, I don’t mean when you sign off with your name in bold, cursive letters. Add something to your mail that’ll have others say, “Ah yes, they do this all the time.” Joe and I always use wax seals as a finishing touch to our correspondence.
Comment below and let us know how you communicate with your loved ones!
You may also enjoy: