BOOKS AND BLOGS

+ Happy Mail - Keep in touch with cool and stylish handmade snail mail. Featured in our 2018 Write_On DIY Party Packs, this book features kid-friendly basics for creating beautiful hand-lettered designs and inspiration guided by the owners and artists behind the Hello!Lucky brand, Sabrina and Eunice Moyle.

+ Letters of Note - Get inspired by this digital collection of fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, and memos from history and their powerful words, updated weekly.

+ Your Handwritten Fingerprint - Curious what your handwriting reveals about you? Learn about the importance of handwriting in this PDF article that our friends at Sakura of America passed along to us.

+ Seaweed Kisses - A blog dedicated to connecting and inspiring letter-writers, journalers, stationery lovers, crafters, and artists to continue on with their passion for creative self-expression! 

+ Oh So Beautiful Paper - A lifestyle and design blog celebrating all things paper from DIY projects to behind the scenes looks inside your favorite stationery studios and shops.

+ The Art of the Handwritten Note: A Guide to Reclaiming Civilized Communication - This book written by Margaret Shepherd is an old-school note-writing primer offering practical advice for a variety of letter-writing occasions.

+ 101 Ways to Say Thank You: Notes of Gratitude for All Occasions - Written by Kelly Browne, this book offers guidance for those wishing to put into practice writing letters of thanks and gratitude.

+ If You Find This Letter - A heartwarming memoir written by Hannah Brencher about finding purpose through writing letters to strangers. 

+ I Will Always Write Back What started as a school pen pal exercise turned into a six year friendship through long-distance exchange of letters. Written by Martin Ganda, Caitlin Alifirenka, and Liz Welch, this is an inspiring story for young adults.

+ To the Letter: A Celebration of the Lost Art of Letter-Writing - Take a journey through the history of letter-writing with author Simon Garfield.

+ Words to the Rescue: The sentiment guide for the tongue tied - 1000 thoughtful things to write on the card when you don't have a clue, by Steve Fadie. There‚Äôs no substitute your own words, but this book can help you find them.

The Guardian's A Letter To... - This lifestyle beat by The Guardian publishes letters from writers around the globe sharing reflections on their lives and experiences through letters directed at specific people who have shaped or impacted their path.