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Journal Prompt – Write a Letter

Do you ever struggle to find the right words for a scrapbook layout? I know I do from time to time. One trick to overcome this writer’s block is to try write a letter for your journaling. Think about how you would describe the event to your best friend if you were talking to them on the phone or writing them an email. You could also try writing a letter to the subject in the photos remembering the memories you shared or what you hope for them in the future. When you change your focus from journaling in the strict sense to a more conversational approach, the words flow easily.

Journal Starter: Write a Letter.

There are so many advantages to using letter writing on scrapbook layouts. You can include as much detail as you would like, and your story flows naturally from one event to the next in a stream of consciousness. Possibly the best part of using letter writing on your scrapbook layouts is that your voice comes through and creates a personal connection. You can use traditional letter writing format, or you can simply add a quick note to your page. Explore the possibilities of letter writing!

Today’s “Journal It” challenge: Use a Letter or Note on a scrapbook layout.

– Write a Letter to the Person in the Photos
– Write a Letter to Yourself
– Write a Letter to a Object (favorite pop, favorite camera, laundry room, etc)


Letter Examples

Take a look at how some examples using letters in their scrapbook layouts.

krista sahlin wrote a letter to her birthday girl Sophie. She always tells me how cool it is to be on my website… so for her birthday I wrote her a letter on my blog here. It was so perfect for documenting in my scrapbook. So I converted my note to her, into something she can cherish forever.


pne123 included the text of an email that a family member sent to her after losing a loved one.
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plumdumpling scrapped a letter to her mom as a Mother’s Day gift.
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crystalbella77 wrote words and notes for her daughter.
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dianeskie wrote to her little one telling him how happy they are to have him as part of their family.
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cnscrap wrote a quick little note to her sunshine.
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I hope you are feeling inspired to give letter writing a try on one of your pages.