Getting Back to Writing Letters: How to Use Custom Stickers with your Pen Pal

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Writing letters can have many benefits. Putting pen to paper is shown to reduce anxiety, improve mental clarity, and sharpen memory. Anything from daily journal entries, a handwritten thank you note, or a birthday card with a short memory written in the margins can create a moment of mental attention. Why not sharpen this skill with practice by seeking out a pen pal? Dozens of free online services will match you with a pen pal. In addition, custom stickers can enhance your letters in many creative ways.

Envelope seals

Nothing fancies up a letter like custom envelope seals. You can use your last initial in a script font, a custom logo, or even a photo of yourself. Your recipient will love the extra touch of breaking the seal as they open your latest correspondence.

Address labels

If you’re going to be mailing to the same pen pal for an extended time, order custom labels printed with their address. Use a modern decorative font for the name and a clean readable font for the address. Your pen pal will be flattered that you decorated their address and you won’t have to look it up every time you write to them. You can also print custom return address labels that can be used for any letter – not just for your pen pals.

Story starters

Sometimes the hardest part of writing a letter is knowing what to say. Use custom stickers as story starters to get the conversation going. Print little questions on them and use them as a jumpstart. ‘What was the most fun you ever had?’ ‘Where did you meet your first love?’ ‘What was the worst job you ever had?’ ‘Where would you live if you could live anywhere?’

Closing labels

How do you end your pen pal letters? Do you write ‘Sincerely?’ ‘Your friend?’ A common pen pal closing is ‘Write back soon.’ Whatever closing you settle on, you can make it special with a custom sticker and then sign your name underneath. You can send a sheet of stickers to your pen pal in your letter so they can share the same closing in their return letter.

Time markers

How often do you plan to write your pen pal? Once a month? Once a week? Help keep on task with custom stickers that signify that this is your letter for that time period. If you’re writing your January letter, start your letter with a January sticker. It will help keep you from missing your letters and your pen pal will be able to keep them organized easily.

Holiday stickers

Decorate your letters with stickers appropriate for the holidays. If it’s close to Valentine’s Day, some hearts and cupids will warm their holiday spirit. If it’s Fourth of July, fireworks and flags are festive additions. This is especially appreciated if you’re writing to a pen pal from another country who isn’t as familiar with American culture. You can describe how you celebrate the holiday and use stickers to illustrate it.

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