HAPPY NATIONAL LETTER WRITING MONTH!
It’s that time of year again! I LOVE that there is an entire month dedicated to snail mail and letter writing! In conjunction with NLWM, the #write_on campaign is a super fun challenge that asks participants to write a letter a day throughout the entire month of April. I have tried my best to partake the past 3 years and it’s truly such a great way to connect with friends and family. Whether you write one letter this month or 30, I hope the PDFs I have created will help inspire and help you get some mail out! Here are the details…
Here are 30 fun prompts to help you get started! Use the prompts as is or use them as inspiration and put your own twist on it! There’s a section at the bottom of the second page for you to jot down any additional ideas you may have.
For those of you who are interested in creating modern calligraphy to decorate your envelopes and letters with, here is a template for you to trace and learn how to letter the words “to” and “hello”! You can use pencil, pens, brush pens, or markers on this worksheet to practice the shape of these words. Then use pencil to letter it on your envelope and/or letter to create a light guide and go over it with your pen. Let it dry and erase any pencil marks that may be showing. Adding some lettering to your mail will give it some extra flair!
Get your snail mail organized! Use the outgoing log to make a list of the people you’d like to write letters to. Once you mail it, check off the box.
Use the incoming log to make a list of the mail you receive. Once you mail your response, check off the box.
I first received one of these sheets from a lovely mail swap match! I thought it was so fun that I decided to create my own. It’s a sheet of questions to send to someone to fill out and send back to you. It’s such a fun way to get to know people! My PDF contains 4 questionnaires per sheet–I challenge you to send this to 4 different people!
I originally created this for Justin’s niece and nephew, who were in middle school, to complete (I still have their completed questionnaires–I’m waiting until their college graduations to give them back to them to read). Although the questions may seem pretty basic, I think it works for adults as well!
Click on the links below to download each item:
If you’d like to share with me how you’ve used these PDFs, I’d love to see it! Send me an email (email@example.com) or tag me on social media (IG: @atiliay / #atiliaypdfs) so I can check it out. I’ll be sharing how my list is coming along in my Instagram stories!
Happy letter writing and snail mailing!
* I recommend printing the 30 ideas and incoming/outgoing log on cardstock.
* I recommend printing the questionnaire and Dear Future Self PDFs on very light weight cardstock or regular printer paper to keep your mail from getting too heavy and so that it can be easily folded.
* If your PDF is getting cut off, make sure to change your printer settings to “fit to page”.
You can find all previous PDFs in Atiliay’s PDF Library.
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