Tips on Writing a Letter to Friends

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What ever happened to the lost art of letter writing? Most kids today won't remember a time when cards and letters came to your actual mailbox. And if you ask them if they got mail today, they'll check their phones. Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I love getting a card in the mail. It means someone took time out of their day to remember you enough to sit down and write a letter. And in school, we actually had to learn how to write letters since the internet was quite new when I was in elementary school. 

So for those of you who have forgotten how to write a letter or maybe just need to get a refresher course, here's some tips to follow.
  • The first thing you'll want to do is put the date in the upper left hand corner of the letter.
  • Go down a few spaces and indent a bit to put your salutation. That's pretty much a fancy way of saying put "Dear so and so".
  • It's always good to start your letter off in a pleasant tone. No one is going to keep reading a letter if the first sentence is all complaints!
  • Don't be afraid to get personal in your letter. Friends love to hear from other friends and letter make it more special. Some people save the letters they get for many years.
  • Bringing up old times can always put a smile on someone's face. I am always reminiscing about the past and your friends might love to remember with you.
  • When you're closing your letter, always try to give positive feelings along with your closing remarks.
  • And most importantly, don't forget the random everyday letter. Holidays and birthdays are nice to get mail but a random Tuesday letter is always a nice way to brighten someone's day.


If you're looking to write a fun letter to a friend, why not try out Hallmark's Studio Ink Greeting Cards? They are the other side of Hallmark and a really fun way to brighten someone's day!


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