How to Make a Book of Letters

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Handwritten letters from friends, loved ones and pen pals often hold special places in a person's heart, but too often they end up folded, fading and gathering dust in the bottoms of drawers or keepsake boxes. Creating a book out of these letters is one way to keep them preserved and also allows easy access to read them whenever you want to walk down memory lane.

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic page covers
  • 3-ring folder or binder
  • Gather together all the letters you want to include in your book. They can be letters from just one person or letters from several people over a long period of time.

  • Put the letters in chronological order or any other order you find appropriate for your book of letters. You can put them in order based on the person they're from, the location they came from or by date.

  • Place the letters inside the plastic page covers, keeping them in order. Put only one letter per page cover so you'll be able to view both the front and back of the page without removing the letter from the plastic cover when you want to read it. The plastic will protect the letters from dust and the wear and tear that happens when they're left loose over a period of time.

  • Place the pages of your letter book into a hardcover three-ring binder or soft folder and the clasp the pages into place.

Tips & Warnings

  • Decorate the outside of your book of letters with markers, stickers or other decorative items to make it unique and to separate it from the other folders sitting around your house or office.

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