Amidst fleeting emails, texts, Gchats, and Snapchats, receiving tangible letters in the mail is a delight that we treasure here at Snapfish. April is National Letter Writing Month, and we’re challenging ourselves to disconnect from phones, laptops, and tablets for just a few minutes to pen a note to someone near or far. Here are five reasons why we love sending (and receiving!) snail mail.
1. You can hold onto letters.
Letters don’t live on your phone, which is a good thing. Pin them to a (real!) bulletin board, or frame them on your desk for an instant pick-me-up. Finding and rereading letters years later will give you those good nostalgic vibes.
2. Postcards are the original Instagrams.
Postcards provide an instant escape. Postcards sent from far away places give us a new perspective of the world and the ability to share a slice of our friends’ adventures – no hashtag necessary.
3. We like sending thoughtful thanks.
Thank You notes hold so much more weight when penned out thoughtfully. Expressing a heartfelt, well-worded note of gratuity goes a longer way than shooting a quick “Thx!” via text.
4. Brightening someone’s day gives us joy.
Putting a smile on a friend’s face is priceless. Exchanging letters will strengthen your friendship and give you the space to go into detail about the things that matter most.
5. Expressing yourself in design is FUN!
As a creative company, we love the personalized and pretty aspect of letter writing. We enjoy picking out the perfect card sentiment that makes us laugh or gives us the warm fuzzies. Receiving an envelope addressed in gorgeous calligraphy makes a snail mail delivery that much more special. Plus, we’re suckers for beautiful postage stamps!
The Snapfish squad gets their letter writing on!
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