From pages 87-92 of Julie Merrick’s A LETTER A WEEK journal book.
DISCLAIMER: I have no affiliation with these companies and organizations. I receive no compensation, just the pure joy of admiring and purchasing their products. I am an independent retailer for Embossed Graphics (because I love their personalized card options) and receive a discount on their products.
How to address an envelope to send your letter: Google it or visit the United States Postal Service website. https://www.usps.com/ship/letters.htm
Here is a fun page from the United States Postal Service with mind-blowing mail facts!
Celebrities mailing address
Julie Merrick’s TEDx Camarillo Talk about handwritten letters (you can hear what I’ve felt for years!)
Articles about letter writing:
Here are a few helpful articles, but you can Google any wording you may need for a wedding, graduation, loss of pet, congratulations, etc.
A great guide to help you write letters today if you feel stuck or need ideas by Alexandra Franzen
How to Write A Letter According To A Hallmark Card Writer
How to Write A Love Letter (read for great prompts) from the Art of Manliness
How to Write a Love Letter-Ideas and Inspiration
These companies will send cards directly to you and more each month!
One Per Week https://one-per-week.com/
Mail More Love https://tinyurl.com/2p839vcj
The Lost art Stationery https://lostartstationery.com/collections/subscriptions
Nicely Noted https://www.nicelynoted.com/
Sky of Blue Cards https://skyofbluecards.com/letterbox/
Snail Box Cards https://www.snailboxcards.com/
Letter Writing Organizations
Dudes Who Write
For guys who enjoy exchanging snail mail with other guys. Al religions, races, sexual orientations are welcome. They have a Facebook and Instagram account.
The Letter Project
Its mission is to encourage and empower girls around the world through handwritten letters.
More Love Letters
The World Needs More Love Letters is a global love letter writing organization that uses the power behind social media to encourage others to handwrite and mail letters to strangers around the world.
Write On Campaign
Be sure to join the National Letter Writing Campaign every April. They also have great resources and letter-writing tips! https://www.writeoncampaign.com/
From The Heart
Send cards to seniors from around the United States. It is a Facebook group that lists letter requests and has a birthday list where you can write to someone any day of the year.
Girls Love Mail
Your handwritten letter is sent to women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. https://mobile.girlslovemail.com/
Mail postcards here and they will post on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/morepostcardsplease/
You can share how you are writing and mailing letters once a week.
More Postcards Please!
P.O. Box 47103 Chicago, IL 60647 USA
Pen Pal Organizations
A project that allows you to send postcards and receive postcards back from random people around the world.
International Pen Friends
League of Extraordinary Pen Pals
Letter Writing Societies and Clubs
I guarantee that if you go to these websites you will find greeting cards to fit your style! There are very talented illustrators and card designers out there. While I continue to support Hallmark, American Greetings Cards, Papyrus, and other more popular brands, I prefer independent, and locally owned businesses. I have purchased from each of them and think you’ll find cards for different people during the year. There’s almost one for each week to send cards!
Alice Louise Press https://www.alice-louise.com/
Bloomwolf Studios https://bloomwolfstudio.com/
Chez Gagne https://www.chezgagne.com/
Constellation Co. https://www.constellationco.com
Dear Beni https://dearbeni.com/
Effie’s Paper https://effiespaper.com
Egg Press https://www.eggpress.com/
Elum Designs https://www.elumdesigns.com/
Hello! Lucky https://www.hellolucky.com/
Hello Paper Press https://hellopaper.co/
Ink Meets Paper https://inkmeetspaper.com/
Jaymes Paper https://www.jaymespaper.com/
Karin Gable Calligraphy http://www.karingable.com/
Kiss and Punch https://www.kissandpunch.com/
Knot and Bow https://www.knotandbow.com/
Lou Paper https://www.etsy.com/shop/loupaper/
Lucky Horse Press https://www.instagram.com/luckyhorsepress/
Lumia Designs https://www.lumiadesigns.com/
Oblation Papers https://www.oblationpapers.com/
Oddball Press https://oddballpress.com/
Of Note Stationers https://www.ofnotestationers.com/
Paisley Paper Co. https://www.paisleypaperco.com/
Queenies Cards https://queeniescards.com/
Rock Paper Scissors https://www.instagram.com/rockpapermi/
Shindig Paperie https://www.instagram.com/shindigpaperie
Slightly Stationery https://slightlystationery.com/
Shop Amy Zhang https://shopamyzhang.com/
Slightly Stationery https://slightlystationery.com/
Smudge Ink https://smudgeink.com/
Sugar Cube Press https://www.etsy.com/market/sugarcube_press
The Good Snail https://thegoodsnail.com/
Thimble Press https://thimblepress.com/
Tiramisu Paperie https://tiramisupaperie.com/
The Goods Days Paper Co. https://thegooddaysprintco.com
Wild Ink Press https://www.wildinkpress.com/
Wishbone Letterpress https://www.wishboneletterpress.com/
Letter writing-related books
A Modern Guide to Thank You Notes By Heidi Bender
I Want To Thank You by Gina Hamadey
If you Find This Letter by Hannah Brencher
Letters of Note By Shaun Usher
How the Post Office Created America By Winifred Gallagher
The Art of the Handwritten Note: A guide for writing heartfelt notes for every occasion By Margaret Shepherd
The Simple Act of Gratitude: How learning to say thank you changed my life By John Kralik
The Thank You Project By Nancy Davis Koh
To The Letter By Simon Garfield
Words To The Rescue: The sentiment guide for the tongue-tied By Steve Fadie
Write Back Soon! By Karen Benk
One Tree Planted
Here is the organization I support where they plant one tree for every dollar donated. It’s a simple way to give back for all the handwritten letters we write throughout the year.
This list is a living document and will be updated periodically. If you find any unbroken links, have any comments, recommendations, or questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for taking a look at my favorites! I hope you support these organizations and businesses! supporting~Happy writing!
Last updated 1.11.22