With the craziness of the end of the semester, it’s so easy to get wrapped up in our own lives. When communicating with others, we tend to send a quick text message or email while we run from one class to another. While these technologies are great tools, they can sometimes lack your own personal touch. So, on National Letter Writing Day on December 7th, take time to write someone a hand written letter.
Break out your looseleaf or some old stationery you had as a kid, your colorful pens that you never actually use for anything other than doodling in your notebooks, and start writing an old fashioned letter!
If you have a friend that goes to school far away, sit down, and write her a letter. She’ll be excited when she receives it to know that you’re thinking about her during the most stressful time of the semester. Unlike your 10 second Snapchat or 140 character Tweet, she’ll be able to save the letter for years to come. And maybe she’ll write you one back, which could turn into a fun way to keep in contact aside from the normal social media.
December is also a time when many Smart Girls are being interviewed for spring internships. Rather than just sending a follow-up email, send a hand-written Thank You note as well. The email will get to the interviewer in a timely manner, and then the note will come in the mail a few days later. This hand-written note will refresh his/her memory on the things you talked about as well as show that you’re willing to go the extra mile to show your appreciation for the opportunity.
The holidays are fast approaching, and most of us send out holiday cards, so why not get ahead of the curve and write them today? You’ll be able to send your cards out earlier than most people, which will guarantee that your cards get to everyone before the holidays!
Sending a letter through “snail mail” may seem passé; however, the person who receives it will be grateful for the personal touch. Who will you send a letter to today?