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Even though I’m a child of the email generation (we were seriously early adopters, the perks and perils of academia) I like to think there’s a healthy letter-writer lurking in my soul.

Letterpress Cards from Rack and Ruin on Folksy
Letterpress Cards from Rack and Ruin on Folksy

I must admit that my letter writing these days is mainly restricted to thank you notes (never start with the word ‘thank you’) but I do like to know what should and shouldn’t be done.

“If you write to a Queen, begin your first line within three fingers breadth of the bottom of the paper” – Philip, second Earl of Chesterfield

For entertainment of my (future) grandchildren I have saved a rather large number of letters received mainly between the ages of 13 and 18.

…I’ve just realised quite how excruciating those are going to be! Maybe I should get writing so I can also leave some more creditable evidence of my epistolary efforts!

Luckily, the BBC has helpfully compiled a list of 10 letter writing tips that you can use over email, even if your correspondence card collection is a little low!

10 old letter-writing tips that work for emails - BBC website
10 old letter-writing tips that work for emails – BBC website

If your stationery selection is low,  do click on the image of the gorgeous letterpress cards to do some shopping!

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