Correspondence through Mail

Addressing an Envelope

Sending letters, invitations and thank you notes through the mail is a practice that is infrequently used by college students. Still, many transactions and relationships are built through communication via mail.

There are a few things to remember when writing letters, whether business-related or personal:

To take an idea from Emily Post, "the best letters will share news and information, mix good news with bad news, respond to the questions asked by the recipients in their letters, and ask about the recipient and comment on the news he or she has shared." (From Emily Post's Etiquette, 17th Edition.)