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.

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

35 Reasons to write a letter 

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

Subscription Boxes    

These companies will send cards directly to you and more each month!  

One Per Week

Mail More Love

The Lost art Stationery

Nicely Noted

Sky of Blue Cards

Snail Box Cards

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!

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.

Mail postcards here and they will post on Instagram

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 

Post Crossings

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

Bloomwolf Studios

Chez Gagne

Constellation Co. 

Dear Beni

Effie’s Paper

Egg Press

Elum Designs


Hello! Lucky

Hello Paper Press

Ink Meets Paper  

Jaymes Paper

Karin Gable Calligraphy

Kiss and Punch

Knot and Bow

Lou Paper

Lucky Horse Press

Lumia Designs


Oblation Papers

Oddball Press

Of Note Stationers


Paisley Paper Co.

Queenies Cards

Rock Paper Scissors


Shindig Paperie

Slightly Stationery

Shop Amy Zhang

Slightly Stationery

Smudge Ink

Sugar Cube Press

The Good Snail

Thimble Press

Tiramisu Paperie

The Goods Days Paper Co.   


Wild Ink Press

Wishbone Letterpress



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 

Thanks for taking a look at my favorites! I hope you support these organizations and businesses! supporting~Happy writing!

Last updated 1.11.22