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Put pen to paper again Handwriting conveys how you truly feel

Be honest: when was the last time you wrote someone a letter or a card – a sunny holiday greeting, a little thank you, heartfelt birthday wishes, or just because you felt like it? With a letter or a card, you create a sense of closeness and can show someone your appreciation. What’s more: you elicit an emotional reaction. Because in today’s world of WhatsApp, e-mail and text messages, who isn’t happy to see mail in their letter box that doesn’t look like a bill? On this page, you can find inspiration and suggestions relating to all aspects of writing letters and cards. So that with your next letter, you can make someone special particularly happy.

Letters and postcards: a trend that’s here to stay

Personal letters and cards make words tangible, convey thoughts and moods, elicit happiness and create bonds. Between the lines of the message, you are telling your recipient: “I’ve taken time for you, you mean something to me.” Not something you’d usually associate with platforms such as WhatsApp, SMS, Instagram or Snapchat, let alone with messages you might have written and sent in a hurry on the way to catch a tram or between two meetings. And let’s not forget the feeling you get when you find mail in your letter box that doesn’t look like a bill. Priceless. The sense of excitement grows as you wonder who might have written to you. 

No doubt about it: personal mail is magical and emotional all at the same time. When you exchange personal mail, you deepen your relationship with people dear to you – you open up and reveal your inner self. As German writer Karl Ferdinand Gutzkow so aptly put it: “Even after many years of personal acquaintance, we often only truly get to know people through our correspondence with them.”

Doesn’t that inspire you to write a letter or a card again sometime soon?