We all love receiving a personal note in the mail, am I right? As part of #thehappymailchallenge, I am challenging you to take a minute out of your day and write someone a note just because!
Sometimes the most intimidating part of this is thinking about what to actually write in that cute card that you just bought. Then those cute cards just start to pile up and they never make it into the mailbox. Can anyone relate? I don’t want this to be the reason that keeps you from writing! Today, I wanted to give you a few ideas/snail mail prompts to get your juices flowing.
First, think about if you have a reason or occasion that you are sending the card? Is it their birthday, a thank you note, a sympathy card, congratulatory, love note? The occasion will often guide a lot of what you write. If you are writing a just because card (my favorite occasion), consider these ideas:
- Ask what is going on in their world and give a few updates about what you have been up to. I love asking questions in my happy mail because it invites them to respond to you!
- Share a few books you have been enjoying lately and ask them what they like to read or if they have read anything good. Think of it like a book club via snail mail 🙂
- Talk about what foods/restaurants you are loving lately. It can be fun to share a good recipe or suggest a new restaurant for them to try out.
- Make a list of songs you can’t get out of your head. I always love getting new music ideas to add to my playlists.
- Share a quote that makes you happy or inspires you
- Include a few random facts about yourself (the more random the better) and invite them to reciprocate.
- Share your current Trader Joe’s/Costco favs and ask them what theirs are. I love comparing notes on these finds. I have discovered some really delicious things that way (e.g. frozen acai packets from Trader Joes, trust me!)
- Are there any products you have just discovered?
- Share the shows you are watching/binging on Netflix. I am always ready for a new show to get into.
I hope these ideas get you thinking of what you can include in your next happy mail. Your note does not have to be profound or super long. Trust me, the simple act of taking a minute to write to someone will mean so much. I can’t wait to hear what you come up with! I would also love to hear what snail mail prompts you have!