Is letter writing really a lost art? This Friday is World Post Day and – once we got over our cynicism about there being a day for everything these days – we started to ponder the pleasure of receiving a real, old-fashioned piece of post.

You’ve got mail: World Post Day

No, we’re not talking brown envelope council tax bills, or even our online shopping addiction (although, yes, that Asos parcel definitely counts as a present to ourselves…). We’re contemplating the real joy of both sending and receiving a handwritten letter, an envy-inducing (but much appreciated) holiday postcard or a surprise parcel from a faraway loved one.

So we were inspired to share our favourite ways to put down our phones and spend some time sending some good, ol’ mail.

Indulge in a stationery splurge

Ok, we’ll confess we usually get distracted at this stage, and then struggle to sit down and actually write a letter. But with such pretty stationery out there, we don’t feel we can be blamed! We love this super-cute sausage dog print from Art File, and these tongue-in-cheek OMG notelets are a cheeky way to spread a bit of Gossip Girl-style news.

Scribble a postcard

A cheap, easy way to send news to friends and family. Pick up a few on holiday to write while lazing by the pool and gain a few grandparent bonus points. Or check out Paperchase for a lovely way to show a friend you’re thinking of them for only a teensy bit more effort than a Facebook ‘You ok hun?’.

Send a little love

We love Parcel2Go’s recent campaign to help bloggers send thoughtful packages to faraway loved ones. Chances are we all know someone who we’d don’t see as often as we like, and Parcel2Go are making it easy to understand all those tricksy international mailing rules.

So this World Post Day, take a few moments to put pen to paper or wrap up a parcel and show someone you’re thinking of them. We can guarantee a few warm fuzzies as a result – for you and the lucky recipient!

What’s the best piece of post you’ve received recently? Share with us @tweetjanes


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