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"By hand" on a hand delivered thank you note

I have observed that when thank-you notes written by people from old money families are personally delivered, the annotation "By hand" is invariably added to the bottom right corner of the envelope. Can anyone educate me as to the origins of this practice?
posted by Turtles all the way down on Jun 26, 2016 - 4 answers

Who should my daughter send fan letters to?

Help me think of people/companies my daughter can send postal mail to that are likely to respond. [more inside]
posted by cosmicbandito on Jul 6, 2015 - 20 answers

Does Santa have a ZIP code?

I seem to remember that it used to be a thing that your kid could send their letters to Santa to a particular address and they'd get a nice reply from "Santa." Now that I'm old enough to have a kid of my own who wants to send a letter to Santa, I'm not sure where to send the thing. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 19, 2014 - 13 answers

The mail must go through!

Do you know of any children's books featuring mail? As in, a penpal or mailing letters. Specifically for an eight year old girl but I'm open to all suggestions! [more inside]
posted by cessair on May 17, 2014 - 20 answers

Addressing an Envelope When the Recipient's Name is Unknown to You?

Hi everyone. I recently visited an online map where people who share a very unusual niche hobby place a pin where they live, voluntarily including an address or name if they'd like, and I found to my pleasant shock that a fellow enthusiast lives only a few blocks from me. He/she left a contact address but not a name, and I'd really love to write to this person, but I have no idea what the normal etiquette is for addressing a personal envelope to an unnamed recipient (to be clear, I don't mean the letter itself, but the envelope). [more inside]
posted by Buddy-Rey on Apr 14, 2013 - 17 answers

Sincerely, Cordially, Respectfully Yours

As stated in a recent previous question, a good 365 to-do-per-day project is writing a letter a day.... so beyond the obvious, who should I write letters to? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Jan 1, 2011 - 27 answers

Photos need mailing... badly.

Romancingfilter: Help me package photos to send overseas [more inside]
posted by schmichael on Jan 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Please make me a better letter writer!

My partner and I have broken up because of a move but have decided to correspond with one another through handwritten letters. Please help me be a better letter writer! [more inside]
posted by SkylitDrawl on May 16, 2009 - 18 answers

Wait a minute, Mr. Postman...

What specific measures should I take to ensure that important people actually receive and read my letters? [more inside]
posted by cloudsandstars on Feb 26, 2009 - 10 answers

New Years Resolution: Send a letter every day.

New Years Resolution: Write a letter every day. [more inside]
posted by thebrokenmuse on Dec 26, 2008 - 18 answers

Wanted: Friendly postal correspondence with smart, sane, sincere individuals

How do I go about finding a pen pal with whom I have a lot in common, one who will also be loyal in writing letters on a regular basis? [more inside]
posted by susiepie on Nov 28, 2007 - 13 answers

How Much is Too Much for Holiday Cards

What's the etiquette for photos on holiday cards? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Nov 2, 2007 - 25 answers

I need more mail in my life.

How can I, a college student, get more mail? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 24, 2007 - 41 answers

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