So there you are, all exited about the prospects of returned mail now that you’ve put your digs out there. They start rolling in! It’s Vegas baby! Then reality sets in… you have to actually respond to all of them.
To add more realism to this canvas of postal treasure you’re reading the same introductory questions over and over.
"You’re on your fifth letter
and you feel yourself
in a perpetual state of deja vu."
Well do I have a solution for you!
Make a fun Profile card. It’s a great Tuck-In for introduction letters. Make it so you can just print out duplicates. This is a creative and personalized way to address the usual questions your first-timers have while also saving you time.
Include your postal address, name, interests, maybe a map outlining the area where you’re from. Make it all your own. Your recipients will love that they have your pertinent information on-hand without having to search through the body of a letter for it. (remember, they are juggling pen-friends too.)
NOTE: There is a reason why I did not include an ID card visual with this post. It's because I want you to use your creativity and imagination. Sample visuals can sometimes put our imagination is a box. But a card like this has unlimited potential for your own personal style. But here is a peek at my current card from an old photo.
Have fun with it. Make it as colorful as you want. Be sure not to make it too small, but be original! Make it a fun shape, or maybe even two sided. I print mine on paper that has one color-patterned side, so the back of the card isn't so plain. Let me know how you made out.
Hello, I’m Nina, the maven behind the
IQS blog. I’m all about creativity (ya think?).
I work in several disciplines. So it's no surprise that the Art of Letter Writing would come knocking on my door. Smitten!
However, I did not want to simply add MailArt as a discipline to my website. Thus it became the IQS Blog within my site. And that is why there are TWO navigation menus. *Here’s a Tip: stick with the BLOG Menu in this Column. The main site menu will lead you astray into dark places where you will be screaming for help and no one will hear you.
• More Love Letters
• Letter Writers
• A Month of Letters
• Post Card Exchange
• Snail Mail Ideas
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