Send a letter to keep connected

Stay in touch with family and friends who you can’t see at the moment – by sending a personal letter

Send a letter to keep connected

Stay in touch with family and friends who you can’t see at the moment – by sending a personal letter

Write a letter to show you care

Here at Royal Mail, we have half a millennium’s experience helping to connect families, bring people together and stay in touch.  We want to help you connect through the written word, especially at this time, when we’re unable to see many people face to face.

Take some time out and put your pen to paper to show you’re thinking of someone.  With the written word, you can take your time and send a personal and sincere message – that can be kept forever as a memory of how much you care.  You could even learn how to make a postcard with our easy how-to video.

Even kids can join in. They might be missing their grandparents, friends or other family members. They can send them something they can hold in their hands and enjoy – whether the message is words or pictures.  You could help them make a homemade card to send to someone you all love, with a drawing or collage of their favourite things.  We’ve created a series of drawings and how-to guides they can use for inspiration.

Use our handy guides to get started

Send a letter this week

Download one of our templates to help you write your letter
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We'd love to hear about your letters

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46%

of children and young people in the UK, feel better about something they were feeling sad about by writing down their thoughts and feelings

Power of the pen

Writing can be great for your mental health too.  Getting your thoughts down on paper can help you feel better.

New research by leading UK charities Action for Children and The Prince’s Trust – in partnership with Royal Mail – shows that despite today’s overload of social media and digital platforms, over a third of children and young people aged 11 to 21 years, explore their thoughts and feelings by putting pen to paper or engage in creative writing to help manage and support their mental health.  Together, we've designed toolkits with activities and ideas to get young people writing, which you can find on the Action for Children website.

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Need more inspiration?
Take a look at some incredible letters from history