There are many myths out there about writing letters, but you shouldn’t let them hold you back!

When was the last time you wrote a letter? If you’re like most people, you may not even remember the last time you sent anything through the mail, let alone a letter. While there are certainly more convenient ways to correspond with your friends and family, no other form of communication is as meaningful as a handwritten letter. So, why don’t we write letters as much as we used to? One possible reason why people don’t write letters is because they are so intimidated by the common letter writing myths out there. If this is the case for you, you’re in luck, because the experts at Worcester Envelope Company have come up with this list of the most common letter writing myths debunked:

Myth #1. I don’t know how to write a letter.

For some reason, when it comes to letters, many people think they need to do it in a certain way or make it fit into a specific format, but the truth is, one of the best parts of a letter is how personal it is. Unless you are writing a cover letter or a newsletter, you really don’t have to worry about how your letter looks. There’s no right or wrong way to write a letter to someone you love, so don’t let not knowing how to write a letter hold you back from doing so.

Myth #2. I don’t know what to say.

Not knowing what to say is another common myth that holds many people back from writing letters, but don’t let it hold you back as well! Letters don’t have to be literary gold; in fact, a simple update on what’s going on in your life makes a great letter. Here are a few other great letters to write:

  • Love Letters
  • Sympathy Letters
  • Letters of Gratitude
  • Letters of Congratulations

In the end, it doesn’t matter how fancy the words you use are, what really matters is that you took the time to put those words into a letter.

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Myth #3. I don’t have the time to write a letter.

It’s no secret that, for most people, life is incredibly busy. Whether your job, your studies or your family is keeping your schedule chock-full, you won’t have to make too much room in your schedule to write a letter. You don’t have to put a novel in your letter or spend a lot of time biographing your entire life. Letters can be long or short, and even those of us who have trouble fitting in anything extra into our schedules can find a minute or two to sit down and write a quick letter to someone you love. Like all of the important things in life, you have to make time to stay in touch with your friends and family, and letter writing is a beautiful way to do that.

Myth #4. I’ll never make it to the Post Office when they’re open.

The Post Office is like all government-run businesses, it’s closed for every holiday and its hours don’t always make it easy for people who don’t have nine-to-five schedules to get to the Post Office when it’s open. Luckily, you don’t have to go to the Post Office during open hours to send a letter! You can buy stamps from so many different places, including grocery stores, banks, gas stations, some ATMs, office supply stores and even Amazon. Once you have a stamp, you can send the letter from your own mailbox!

Myth #5. There’s no point in writing letters anymore.

While it’s true that there are many forms of communication that are much faster and more convenient than writing letters, none of these options will ever truly replace letters for good. Letter writing may not be your best option when you need to update a coworker on a project or ask your spouse what they would like you to pick up at the grocery store, but when you want to connect with someone on a more personal level, nothing compares to a handwritten letter.

Are you ready to stop letting these letter writing myths hold you back from writing letters to your loved ones? Shop with us today at Worcester Envelope Company to get the bulk envelopes you need!