15 Things to Put in a Letter
Updated: Aug 12
Recent life circumstances have made it so that I will be writing plenty of letters in the future. Yes, I do mean so-called "snail mail." As I was looking for inspiration for these many letters I will be writing, I came to the realization that the list I was hoping for of things to put in a letter was lacking. So, as any writer would do, I decided I should write that list.
Note: This list is operating under the assumption that you know the person you're writing to.
A drawing from yourself or a child
Relevant newspaper clippings
Comics you find funny and want to share
Pictures of what you've been up to, especially if you're not connected with this person on social media
A paragraph or two about how your life has been going
Your thoughts on the broader topic of life and its inevitabilities
A funny thing that happened "the other day"
A description explaining why your favorite color is, in fact, your favorite color
An explanation of a project you've been working on
An update about one of your hobbies, why you enjoy it, why you decided to pick it up
A list of jokes you find funny
A collection of puns you find enjoyable
Questions about the recipient's life
Pictures of cute animals
A list of books/movies/tv shows you've been enjoying, specifically if the recipient will also enjoy them.
I hope you've enjoyed this short list! If you have any ideas for future lists you want to see from me, please let me know!