Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Etiquette Wednesday: Letter Writing Tips

Even in this technology based world we live in, there is still have the need to write hand-written notes and letters for both personal and business (especially on good stationery). And not knowing the correct way to write a letter could possibly harm you in the end.

Here's some tips I thought would help:

  • Always proofread your letter after writing it, check for sentence structure, grammar, spelling mistakes...

  • Proofread your letter again (and again) after you have revised it.

  • Keep the recipient in mind, and write in a way that he/she can easily understand the letter.

  • Don't use abbreviated dates, i.e. use November 19, 2004, and not 11/19/04

  • Be respectful when you write, even if you are writing a letter of complaint.

  • Business Related tips:

  • Be concise and keep to the point, but don't leave out any important information.

  • Try to keep your letter short enough so that it fits on one page.

  • If your letter is more than a page long, use another page, don't use the back of the page.

  • If you have access to company (or personal) stationary with a letterhead on it, use that instead of regular paper.

  • via Letter Writing Guide

    Pugs & Kisses,



    1. I love writing letters! I wish more people felt the same, though it's understandable that email has all but replaced the handwritten note. ;)

    2. Those are some great ideas! I wrote a post on Monday about the formal RSVP. Love paper!!


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