April is National Card and Letter Writing Month!

5 Steps to Writing the Perfect Card for National Card and Letter Writing Month

The Power of a letter – 

Cards and letters are such a personal, intimate form of connection and correspondence. Writing a letter takes energy and effort, and it’s the intention behind the card that makes it such a powerful form of communication. 

In honor of National Card & Letter Writing Month, PS Post is offering a crash course in card writing. This post outlines the 5 steps we typically use when writing a card. 


how to write a card or letter – our easy formula

Writing a card is a meaningful gesture, but it doesn’t have to be intimidating!

Whether you’re writing a card to congratulate a friend, celebrate their birthday or marriage, offer encouragement, extend sympathy, or simply just saying hello, here are a few guidelines for writing a letter and ideas to get you started.

1. Start with a greeting or salutation

  • Dear [name], (a classic)
  • Hey Friend,
  • [Their Name],


2. Make it a little personal

People love to be thought of. Start your letter by acknowledging your recipient in some way. Praise them with a compliment, share a memory together, or note a recent accomplishment. 

  • A toast to you!
  • You’re one of my favorite people on the planet.
  • You did it!
  • How has it been 6 months since we’ve seen each other?
  • You’ve been on my mind lately.
  • You’re the best friend anyone could ask for.


3. Share the point of your letter

Maybe you want to thank them for inviting you to their last barbecue or movie night. Perhaps you’re celebrating their graduation. Tell them why they are on your mind and what you’re thinking about them. This can be a lot of flowery words or something short and sweet – you don’t have to be super serious or write a lot to be sincere.


4. Wrap it up

  • Can’t wait to see you this summer!
  • I’m here if you want to talk.
  • I’m so excited to see what you do next.
  • Wishing you every ounce of success.
  • Your love for each other is so beautiful – you were made for one another!


5. Close your letter with a sign-off 

The most common way to close a letter is the classic, “Sincerely.” If you want something a little different, here are our favorite ways to sign a card. 

  • Always
  • All my best
  • All my love
  • Forever yours
  • Love you to the moon and back
  • Truly
  • Your Friend
  • Warmly
  • With gratitude
  • XOXO



Mail a card from anywhere with Ps Post

PS Post makes it easy to send a card right when inspiration strikes – no searching the aisles and no more looking for a stamp or matching envelope. With PS Post, you can write and send a card right from your phone or computer! 

Simply choose a card for the occasion, type your message, and enter their address. You can preview your message inside the card and see how the envelope is addressed. You can even add a e-gift card to your card, which we print as a QR code!

PS Post automatically stores your addresses to your account’s address book, too, so you don’t have to keep asking your friends for their correct address.

Write and send a card right here, right now, with PS Post!