The most important things that you need to have, are:
- Paper to write
- Pen or other writing material
- Envelope: You will have the recipient's postal address on it.
- Address: You must have the recipient's detailed address, inclusive of the PIN code.
- Glue / Sticking tape: This is for sealing the letter.
- Postage stamps: This is the most essential item.
Well, in the addresses section, many times it is imperative to give your i.e. the sender's information too. This is not only for record keeping but more importantly to know whom to return the mail in case of non delivery or misplacement.
Composing and sending an email is much simpler than sending a mail by post. When sending an email, you need to follow a few simple steps:
- Create an account with a web mail provider.
- Login to your account, using your user id and password.
- Click on the Compose button to open a new mail window that looks similar to a MS Word file.
- Type your message here. You can choose from a list of font families and font sizes, and also use bold, underline, or italics tags, or choose from a wide range of font colors.
- If you need to send an image or any other document along with the mail, such as your CV, just click on the Attach button and upload the file to the server.
- Once you're done with composing the mail, just enter the email address of the recipient in the address box and click on Send.
Thus, sending an email is just a click away, and is not a big deal, because once you open your account, you will find all the options on the window.
US postal service is thinking of changing the norm of delivering mails from six days a week to having two holidays i.e. making it just five days a week. Basic information on mailing a letter remains the same. So, keep the habit of writing letters because nothing beats the happiness of receiving a letter, and is more effective than any way of communication.