The loveliest letter writing sets to keep up with your correspondence

These days, we are far more accustomed to sending a quick text or dropping someone an email than picking up a pen and putting our words down on paper. The art of letter writing is mostly lost, which is both a sign of the times and a huge shame for those who love the tradition.

However, given the current state of the world, we can’t think of a better time to get back into letter writing and really give it your all. We’ve got nothing but time on our hands, and sending a letter to a friend who may need lifting up can be one of the loveliest, most thoughtful things you can do for them. 

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If you’re unsure where to start with your letter, Quill London has a great guide to letter writing on their website, where they cover everything from the layout to the content. 

‘Ask questions, tell funny stories and share what you’re passionate about,’ the guide says. ‘Take advantage of the medium of letter-writing by sending something tangible, such as a hand-written recipe of your favourite meal, rather than attaching the URL to an email or a text. There’s nothing more personal than a hand-written note – that’s what makes keeping one so special.’

If we’ve convinced you to give it a try, here are some of the loveliest letter writing cards and sets to order today.

8 of the best letter writing sets and cards

not on the high street rainbow letter writing cards‘Rainbow’ Happy Notes Notecards X Eight, £10, Not On The High Street

a lady's correspondence cards chase and wonderA Lady’s Correspondence Cards, £12.50, Chase & Wonder

the jag notecard setThe Jag Notecard Set, £20, Papier

personalised elephant letter writing setPersonalised Elephant Family Correspondence Cards, £1, Not On The High Street

quill London monogrammed writing cardsLetterpress Monogram Notecard Set, £14.50, Quill London

etsy floral letter writing setFloral Love Heart Letter Writing Paper and Envelopes, £1.97, Etsy

scribble and daub notecardsBoxed Set of 10 Notecards & Envelopes from the Charleston Collection, £60, Scribble & Daub

sweet scallops letter writing cardsSweet Scallops Letter Cards, £20, Romeo & Jules

sailor notecard papierSailor’s Valentine Notecard Set, £20, Papier