We're one week (+/-) into National Card and Letter Writing Month. For those of you joining me in the #write_on challenge, how did you do? There's no right way to do, whether you commit to one card each day, all 30 in one day, or somewhere in between. I've only written two so far, so have some catch-up ahead.
Here's a Week 1 recap of the writing prompts we've shared on our Instagram stories so far. In the coming weeks, I'll be sharing all 30 prompts for those of you not on Instagram. (If you are on Instagram and aren't already following us, you can remedy that here.)
WEEK 1 WRITING PROMPTS
1. MAKE A CHILD'S DAY
Kids love getting mail- it makes them feel so special! Pick a niece, nephew, neighbor, godchild, or friend's child and share a silly story, a drawing, a few jokes, or the top 3 reasons you think they're so incredibly awesome.
2. PLAN A FUTURE TRIP
Right now, we're all dreaming of spending quality time with loved ones outside of our household. Planning a trip together (even if it's years away) is a fun way to feel connected and make the physical distance seem just a little bit closer.
3. PLAY 20 QUESTIONS
Humorous or heartfelt, silly or serious, ask a few questions (okay, maybe not 20) of someone you wish you knew just a little bit better. It's not only a great way to deepen your connection, it may also help your friend think through or process a few things weighing on them.
4. TEACHER'S PET
Let your favorite teacher know what a difference they've made in your life. Don't limit it to school; think about coaches, mentors & other role models that have taught you something valuable. Mail the letter to their current place of employment, or share via email or social media.
5. REMEMBER WHEN
We've all got those stories we love reminiscing about with a friend. Those stories that just keep getting funnier or more meaningful with time. Recollecting them in a letter is a great way to reconnect and spread a little love and laughter.
6. MAKE A MAD-LIB
Write a short story, but leave some blanks for your recipient to fill in. For each blank, indicate what part of speech should be used (noun, verb, adjective, etc). Ask your recipient to call you to read their completed story. Yes, it's a bit silly, but it's also fun, & we could all use a bit of silly fun right about now.
7. WHAT I LOVE ABOUT YOU
This can apply to anyone in your life- friends, spouse, kids, extended family, or anyone who could use a little pick me up. Tell them why you think they're so incredibly amazing. Mix up some silly with the serious to keep it light.
8. ENCOURAGE A SOLDIER
Regardless of your views on our country's current deployment of troops, hundreds of thousands are risking their lives on our behalf. Let them know their sacrifices are appreciated by sending a letter of gratitude. Visit Soldiers' Angels or Operation Gratitude for more information.
And if you need to stock up on cards, all greeting cards and sets on our site are 20% off now through April 30th with code #writeon20. Now go grab your favorite pen & get writing!