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5 Tips: How to write your best letter

October 29th, 2013

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Most people struggle with letter writing but if you follow this simple advice your letter writing ability will improve instantly.

Here are 5 tips to improve your letter writing…

 

  1. Write as if you were speaking - You want your words to come out easily on paper, as if they were in one of your conversations — so practice your letters while hearing the dialogue in your head.  It’s been said that Aristotle first gave this piece of advice in about 360 B.C. and Jane Austen has also been known to favor the same.
  2. Be honest - Tell it like it is. There’s no need to beat around the bush and it won’t help convey your message any better. Make sure you’re not holding back and say what you want to say. Your message will come out genuine.
  3. Don’t be afraid grovel - Expression is a big part of letter writing. And since you’re being honest you should also not be afraid to grovel. Hugh of Bologna wrote in his writing manual that under his guidance “the uneducated are immediately cultivated, the stutterers are immediately eloquent, the dull-witted are immediately enlightened, the twisted are immediately made straight”. So as you can see, you shouldn’t be afraid to grovel.
  4. Be spontaneous – It’s been said that formality spells death to authentic correspondence. Be spontaneous when writing a letter and it will be a refreshing to your reader. A spontaneous letter is also an honest letter.
  5. Keep it brief – I think this advice was best said in a Latin tract somewhere between 400 BC and 400 AD. Where it stated that a letter should be “restricted” and “Those that are too long, not to mention too inflated in style, are not in any true sense letters at all but treatises.”  “A letter’s aim is to express friendship briefly and set out a simple subject in simple terms. The man who utters sententious maxims and exhortations seems to be no longer chatting in a letter but preaching from the pulpit.”

We hope this will help you with your letter writing and like with most things it takes practice, so get started and good luck!

 

H. Jackson Brown Jr. quote about regret and disappointment

February 1st, 2014

I think H. Jackson Brown Jr. has some wise words for all those people who are too afraid to try something new, to venture out on a business or travel to the destinations that they’ve always dreamed about.

The H. Jackson Brown Jr. quote from P.S. I Love You:

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Romantic writing on what’s behind the smile of someone you love

August 9th, 2013

A romantic quote about what it means to sit silent with the one you love

August 8th, 2013

“You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won’t mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever…. connections are made with the heart, not the tongue.”
― C. JoyBell C.

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Mother’s Day Letter

May 2nd, 2012

Looking for a unique gift idea for your mom on mothers day this May 13th? Send her a letter that she’ll never forget on vintage style, old fashioned paper with envelope. VintageMailMaker.com allows you to send vintage styled letter with hand-written script by email or by actual U.S Mail, we’ll print and sent for you!

Frida Kahlo’s Love Letter to Diego Rivera

February 15th, 2012

Found this among 12 hand-written letters in a blog post by Fast Company – so we posted it in our own vintage style!

Happy Valentines Day to You All

February 15th, 2012

Happy Valentines Day All

Paul McCartney’s ‘My Valentine” Love Song @ Grammys – Lyrics

February 12th, 2012

So the beatles super-star Paul McCartney sang “My Valentines” at the Grammy today. The song is from his new album ‘Kisses On The Bottom’, set to be released this mth.

Here are the lyrics of the song

A Beautiful Love Poem “The Minute I Heard My First Love Story” By Rumi

February 5th, 2012

Rumi writes this beautiful love poem to explain the feeling of first love. He is saying that the first love is such that can never be forget from the life. A person always tries to find his/her first love even though his/her love is far away. It doesn’t matter true lovers meet or not because they always exist in each others.

Create your own Poems using Vintage Mail Maker.

A Heart Touching Love Letter “I Remember” By Natasha

February 3rd, 2012

Natasha wrote a wonderful “Missing You” love letter to his separated boyfriend Chris. Through this letter, she wants Chris to know that she still remember every moment of their past and she still misses the feeling of his kiss. She writes that she knows its been a long time they are apart but even she wants to see him, listen his voice and touch him. She also writes that no doubt their life together was not so perfect but even today her feelings for him are same as then. She wants to let him know that even after a long time that we are apart, she always thinks of him and love him so much………

Create your own letters using Vintage Mail Maker.

‘My Heart’s Last Dance’ – Nice Love Letter By Tammy

February 2nd, 2012

This is a beautiful written ‘Missing You’ love letter by Tammy to her boyfriend Bam. Through this letter, she wants to tell Bam that she misses the days which they spent together and she is really sorry that she had left him. She writes that she again needs his love and wishes that he could just make his feeling of love fly to her and may that love reaches safely to her. Through this letter she also sends him some warm kisses that are full of love and passion and wants him to know that she still loves him the most, still misses him like always and is waiting for the time when they will again be together.

Create your own letters using Vintage Mail Maker.

Motivational Business Quote- Michael Dell

November 30th, 2011

In this beautiful motivational business quote Michael Dell says that,  for creating a successful business one has to open himself up to the needs of his prospective customers and discover what their desires are. Going above and beyond ones own interests allows the person to become more in touch with every possibility and explore new ideas.

 

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Quote of the day- A motivational quote by John F Kennedy

November 30th, 2011

In this motivational quote John F Kennedy means to say that the conclusion to any task at hand requires time if one desires to achieve absolute greatness. One should commit himself to initiate the responsibilities at hand. We should realize that there is an onset to any goal in our life, and we should waste no time to get started.

Create your own Quotes using Vintage Mail Maker

Happy Thanksgiving from VintageMailMaker.com

November 24th, 2011

Inspirational Poem – IF by Rudyard Kipling

November 11th, 2011

Rudyard Kipling, one of the greatest writers of his time wrote this highly motivational poem in 1896. The poem is regarded as one of the finest examples of inspirational writing and is a praise of one’s character, courage, self reliance, virtue and self control.