Top 5 Extras To Add In Letters | Collaboration With Jasmin @ The Writer Of Letters

Communication with others is incredibly essential, especially at this time. I have taken up the hobby of letter writing! Although I did this before lockdown, now it feels more important. I reached out to my wonderful friend, Jasmin, to create a collaboration all about the art of writing letters. Over on her amazing blog, you can see my half of the collab. I wrote out 5 letter writing essentials! Then on top of that, Jasmin has kindly written this post for my blog. In this post she is sharing cute add-ins to letters. Hope you enjoy the post. If you do, make sure to check out Jasmin’s blog through this link!

1. Small Cards With Cute Quotes, Bible Verses Or Encouragement On Them

I love adding little homemade cards with encouraging quotes and such into my letters, it’s such a fun little extra to receive! You can print quotes out, make your own DIY encouraging cards, or even print off some of your favourite memes to send to your pen-pals!

2. Stickers

Stickers are a really fun add-in and they’re also quite useful as your pen pal can use them to decorate water bottles, computers, and even letters and envelopes! You can get a ton of cute stickers off of Amazon and Etsy and your pen-pals will love them. Erin’s post also mentioned stickers, so make sure to check out her post!

3. Washi Tape Samples

Washi tape is basically a requirement for pen-paling, it’s so cute an you can add it to the letters and envelopes! A fun add-in for your next letter could be some washi tape samples, which you can easily make by winding your favorite washi tapes around a popsicle stick! Make sure to wind enough for a pen pal to use.

4. Tea Or Other Drink Packets

Another fun extra to add into letters is tea packets. The individually wrapped tea packets work best but hot cocoa, coffee, and hot cider packets also can work, as long as they’re flat and light enough!

5. Dried Flowers And Other Journaling Scraps

Dried flowers, magazine clippings and cute paper cutouts are all super fun to receive in the mail, especially if you enjoy using scraps and such for your journal like me! Dried flowers are so dainty and lovely to tape into your journal and to send it letters and I love sending  them my friends, especially it the flower is not native where they live!

 

That’s all for today! I hope that Jasmin and I can collaborate in the future, since this was so fun to create. Make sure to check out my post on her blog too.

Do you write letters? Have you received any during lockdown? (beside bills and random promotions haha)

Hope you have a great weekend,

erin x

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Be Thoughtful This Thursday | Letter Writing, Baking & Showing Someone You Care | The Positivity Project

Now we’re making it to the middle of the week, why not take some time for someone else? Though self-care is really important, you might be about ready to treat another person with all the mindfulness you have learned this week thus far. Today I decided to write a letter out my friend. During this isolation period I haven’t been able to see them, but have started communication through letters to remain contact. It’s much more sentimental than a text, and requires more time which makes it more thoughtful. Today, if you have the time, I recommend you reach out to your friends or family through a letter. It will always be much appreciated and to receive a letter makes someone feel happy! I always feel overjoyed when I hear the ring of the letter box. An older person in particular, who is alone at this time, will find great comfort in letter writing. 

Here’s the cake I baked for my dad’s birthday this year!

How are you going to show someone you care today? Bake a treat for your family, or writing an email to a friend you haven’t spoken to for some time?

Wherever you are, I hope you’re safe. Please talk to other people (to keep your sanity and their’s) but of course, stay at home!

erin x

What Are These Daily Posts For?

Throughout these difficult times, a group of my friends on Instagram decided to form The Positivity Project. Created by Emily, this project aims for people to be more happy even in the most difficult circumstances. To launch this project, I will be posting every single day this week: updating you on the recent prompts and how to complete them. I would like you to head on over to Emily’s blog (and Instagram) because she is the amazing person who create this idea. Let us both know how you’re staying positive in the comments of this post! Or go a step further and tag us in photos on Instagram.

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