Really you could write a letter to anyone, as displayed by my extensive list above. All it takes is a want to connect with that person.
When:Right now! No better present to do stuff in than the present you're sitting in. I just made that up. Didn't it feel profound and like you want to put it on a T-shirt, but not in like an obvious way right in the middle of the shirt but maybe off to one side or on a sleeve or something? I thought so.
- I was just remembering when (insert recent experience) and it made me think of you.
- I (recent experience) and it made me think about how you (something they did or said or are that you admire)
- I wanted to connect with you again and thought it would be fun to write you a letter!
- I read this interesting woman's blog about how to write a letter and so I'm practicing on you. How's it going so far?
- I was at the grocery store the other day and there were dark chocolate sea salt kombucha samples so I tried it and then ended up buying the rest of the store's stock.
- I went to the park the other day and it was so sunny and beautiful. There were kids playing there so carefree and happy. And then they started picking their noses and eating their boogers. Little kids are gross.
- I've decided to (something you've decided to start doing in your life). I think it's going well so far. I am excited about what could become of this venture I've decided to take on.
- Something sad or upsetting to you and how you are trying to get through it.
- I saw that (insert thing you saw them post about on social media) and that looked so awesome! What was that experience like? Were you nervous/excited/scared?
- Do you still (insert hobby or interest that you know this person has done)? How is it going? Have you learned a lot of new stuff regarding said hobby/interest?
- How is (insert significant thing/person/pet)? I hope they are doing well.
- What are you looking forward to the next few weeks?
Why:It is so fun to get mail that isn't a credit card application or a Papa Murphy's coupon(I mean, these are pretty fun, I guess)! It also is pretty affirming to think that someone would sit down and take the time to write out more than a few sentences just for you. On the sender end of a letter, it is clarifying and rejuvenating to write out your thoughts and questions for someone.
I hope this helps you in your letter-writing endeavors and will inspire you to write at least one in the near future!