why would you write a letter?

why would you write a letter?

People do often askĀ  ..and thankfully Amanda Yu has some answers.

Whadayaknow – some great advice :)

Whadayaknow – some great advice :)

I came across this delightful film this morning as I was opening my mail and whadayaknow – it had some great advice. If you’re wondering how to tackle writing letters for the first time, or the next time, I’m not sure you can beat this encouragement from a veteran letter-writer. She captures everything that needs […]

how to write a letter: avoiding impropriety

how to write a letter: avoiding impropriety

Much has changed in the world since Emily Post first published her advice on writing longer letters. Not least of which is something along the line of “what is ‘proper’ when it comes to our first opportunity to socialize with people to whom we’ve not been properly introduced. Especially those of the opposite sex”. And […]

el amanecer del barrio – Uruguay

el amanecer del barrio – Uruguay

We have a bit of a treat for you during this last week of January. As we were looking at how to properly write out an address so that our letters get delivered, we came across this gem. For most of us, having a number on our house or a specific box where our letters […]

how to write a letter: the letter that everyone loves to receive

how to write a letter: the letter that everyone loves to receive

As mentioned in the previous post, the information below concerning longer letters has been taken from chapter 28 of Emily Post’s 1922 book on Etiquette. It contains pertinent advice to any letter writer direct from the golden age of handwritten personal mail. THE LETTER THAT EVERYONE LOVES TO RECEIVE The letter we all love to […]

how to write a letter: letters no one cares to read.

how to write a letter: letters no one cares to read.

As mentioned in the previous post, the information below concerning longer letters has been taken from chapter 28 of Emily Post’s 1922 book on Etiquette. It contains pertinent advice to any letter writer direct from the golden age of handwritten personal mail. LETTERS NO ONE CARES TO READ LETTERS OF CALAMITY First and foremost in […]

how to write a letter: the closing

how to write a letter: the closing

As mentioned in the previous post, the information below concerning longer letters has been taken from chapter 28 of Emily Post’s 1922 book on Etiquette. It contains pertinent advice to any letter writer direct from the golden age of handwritten personal mail. ENDING A LETTER Just as the beginning of a letter should give the […]