Now that the Royal Wedding is over (and gifts have all been delivered), it’s time for the thank you notes to begin! And given Meghan’s past life as a calligrapher (True story! Keep reading!) it’s likely she’ll want to write at least some of them herself. But does Meghan really love hand-written notes, or were they just a way to make money while auditioning as an actress?
Luckily for us, Meghan Markle herself shared that she loves handwritten notes on the Tig! Meghan shared not only why she loves handwritten notes, but some of her favourite cards to do so with on the Tig back in 2014.
With the Tig having shut down, we were saddened that several years of archives – including amazing tips from Meghan herself on her fashion & beauty choices – would be lost to the depths of the internet. We were able to track down the archives and today we’re sharing them with you in today’s instalment of the Meghan’s Mirror Tig Throwback Thursdays series.
So what does Meghan think of a handwritten letter? She laid it out pretty clearly on the Tig:
Picture your day thus far. You woke up and checked your email, which included one from The TIG. You texted your friends, and played catch up, not even fully using words, but instead with stylized cartoonish graphics that have somehow made the leap from schoolgirl favored to middle aged appropriate (cha cha-ing dancer & jazz hands, anyone?). I use them too, but it’s not lost on me that the emoji of it all is kinda random, right? Then there’s Twitter and Instagram, the direct messages and comment boards — the constant carpel tunnel inducing typing, and hunching over a phone/a laptop/an “i”anything, so much so that life (that connection) is all done through a device. I’m admittedly a Luddite (ironic considering I’m now the girl with a lifestyle website, I know), but if given the option between fingers to keyboard, or pen to paper, I will always choose the latter. Because amongst the throwback things that I love (a ’62 porsche speedster à la Dylan McKay in 90210, a bevy of Vargas girls, a Busby Berkeley film, or cooking over a charcoal grill), what trumps all is my love of writing (and receiving) a handwritten note.
So what does Meghan love most about the handwritten letter?
…I can’t write this impartially. I am a gal who just loves getting mail. Oh my god, I absolutely relish it. I know my mailman’s name, I race to the door when mail comes (usually just fliers or bills), but I always hold out hope that there will be a letter. A sweet letter. And that I will have the tactile experience of un-creasing the paper, reciting the words, and holding someone’s thoughts in my hands.
All this leads us to think that she would LOVE to get a letter from you – and will be reading several of the millions of thank you cards arriving on the heels of the Royal Wedding – and we thought we’d share some of her favourite stationery pieces. Perhaps #1, below, would be for celebrating a wedding? 😉
First, we LOVE these pens she has shared – they’re by a brand called Iomoi, and are still available at Parker Thatch. Love Meghan’s picks and want to pick some up yourself? The first option was by G.Lalo stationery with champagne glasses (62803L) and is no longer available, and all the rest are from Iomoi, a custom stationery store which has unfortunately gone out of business. Here are some of our other favourite Meghan-inspired picks!