Letters to Children
Lindsey at The Postman’s Knock has written a post titled, "How to Write Engaging Letters to Kids." It is worth the read and her tips can apply letters to adults. They include:
- Write in Large Print
While I'm a fan of cursive and print only for the benefit of young children I do have a tendency to write large, something I at times strive against. Oddly, I used to have small writing. Next she says:
- Include Illustrations or Goodies
My signature enclosure is a teabag. To a child I might send stickers or a pretty pebble.
- Ask Lots of Questions
Ask at least a couple. It helps keep the conversation flowing. It also shows interest.
- Include Simple Stories
Love of stories is not exclusive to children. It is universal. Even everyday events can be made interesting. Mrs. Mays is particularly good at this with her wonderful use of descriptive language. Come to think of it, I haven't heard from her in a while. Perhaps I neglected to write back. That is easy enough to correct. It's never to late to restart a conversation.
- Make a Fabulous Envelope