Take the Time to Write a Letter

Little girl writing a letter

April is National Card and Letter Writing Month. It is the perfect reason to get out some old stationary and write someone a letter.

Remember when writing a letter, it is important to discuss the five parts of a letter: date, greeting, body, closing and signature.

April 2015

Dear Grandma,

Thank you for the birthday present.

You are so thoughtful and I love you so much!

Love Always,


Here are some quick and creative ways to get letters in the mail this month:

  • Write a letter then mail it to someone’s work to surprise them and bring a smile to their face!
  • Package up a few preschool or Sunday school crafts and mail them to grandma with a note of thanks.
  • Share the pen with your child. You write a few words and they write a few words.
  • Take out your address book, flip to a random page and write a letter to the first person your finger finds!
  • Cut out a shape of an old cereal box or out of newspaper to be the base of your card. Add a piece of blank paper to write your words on.
  • Recycle old greeting or holiday cards by cutting out the words or the graphics and reusing them.
  • Take a field trip to the post office to purchase the stamps with your child. Let them put the letters in the mail box!

Parenting Tip: Pull together your supplies the night before and leave them out where you can see them. The project is sure to get done this way instead of having the thought in your head “We should do that!”

– Maria Dismondy, mother of three, reading specialist, fitness instructor and bestselling children’s author living in Southeast Michigan.

1 Response to “Take the Time to Write a Letter”

  1. 1 Anonymous April 21, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Great tips!

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