The encouraging letter box.


Do you ever forget to keep in touch with people that you may not see on a regular basis? Solution = the letter box!

I’m going to show you a little letter box trick that has helped me to write my loved ones more often. I’m seriously introverted, so above calling or texting, I love letter writing via the old fashioned, snail mail way. Plus, it really gives me an excuse to buy pretty stationary!

When you set up your letter box keep in mind that this is the system that has worked best for me, but you can get creative with the concept, to make it work for you! I started off with a pretty box that would hold the notecards I have on hand. I think this was actually a box that I got on clearance at the craft store. It ended up being perfect! Whatever box you use, make sure it’s something you really love. I don’t care if it’s new or repurposed, but it needs to be something that you really enjoy using. The more you enjoy it, the more likely you are going to want to use it!


I put everything I would need to write an encouraging note into the letter box. Pre-stamp, and label your envelopes. By making it easy to just ‘grab and go’, you’re making it easier to form a habit! I have a list of loved ones that I write on rotation. Postage can get a little pricey, so I send out the letters on designated days, and then text people on the other days. You can change up how you plan it, but I’ve found that having set ‘mail days’ helps me to actually do it.

A little card might not seem like a big deal, but sometimes it’s those little cards that give us just the encouragement we need for the day!

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