How-To Write A Holiday Letter & Why You Should

How-To Write A Holiday Letter & Why You Should

How-To Write A Holiday Letter & Why You Should

Writing to someone, taking the time to craft each letter, to buy a stamp, to select an envelope, to travel to the post office—none of this goes unnoticed. A letter, before the content is even read, has already said, 'I care about you. You’re someone special.' And that is a message that all enjoy. - Wesley Baines


We can all use a little pick-me-up right now and writing to loved ones is a thoughtful and simple gesture to show someone you're thinking of them. Here are some ideas on why and how to write a holiday letter this year:

  1. Handwritten letters and cards are personal. Taking the time to pick out a card, write your thoughts, and mail your letter shows the recipient that you care. Not sure where to start or what to say? Check out this article on ways to write a holiday card during a pandemic.

  2. How to address an envelope. Over the years the post office has made changes to their preferences, so it’s always a good thing to brush up on your mailing address knowledge to make sure your cards and letters are properly delivered. American Greetings has a wonderful tutorial on how to address envelopes.

  3. Handwriting is a stress reliever. Writing a handwritten letter has been shown to relieve stress. Take a break from staring at your computer screen and put pen to paper to exercise different parts of your brain. Writing a letter forces you to slow down and be thoughtful about what you want to express.
  4. Budget friendly. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make a big impression; you can mail a standard letter for as low as 55 cents. Greeting cards come in all different styles and price points. ShopColumbia has a wonderful assortment of stationery and cards to choose from.

  5. Support USPS. The United States Postal Service has been in the news a lot lately and they could use our support. Purchasing stamps and utilizing their services is a great way to do this. Just make sure to check their holiday shipping deadlines.

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