One of the things I love about the Month of Letters community is how much you all love to talk about your letter writing tools from the paper you love to the pens to the stuff you use to make custom envelopes. So several of this month’s blog posts will be about sharing the tools you love with each other and the world. Let’s start with paper, which is essential to the snail mail letter writing process.
Now, there’s a reason I didn’t title this post Share Your Favorite Stationery — it’s because one doesn’t need paper that is technically stationery in order to write letters. I prefer to use paper out of notebooks for my letters, and my favorite notebooks to pull apart for this are the 6 x 8 Clairefontaine staple-bound ones. There are just two staples, easily removed, and then you have a stack of folded paper that gives you 4 pages for writing. That’s often enough for a whole letter, though if I go long I will use two of them.
I started doing this because many people give me journals, but I have very particular needs for my journals. Perfect bound ones don’t really work for me. As this type of journal piled up in my house, I realized that I could easily pull them apart without losing too many of the pages and have paper that would work for letters. I even bought envelopes to fit.
What paper do you use for writing letters? What is your favorite, and what do you grab in a pinch? Share it below (you can include links!) or share it with us on social media using the hashtag #lettermo. We’re @LetterMonth on both Twitter and Instagram.