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Telegram Stop | send a classic telegram and say your message the way people used to say it

Telegram Stop | stumped about what to write in a telegram?

The Trick

Simple rules on writing telegrams to sound more last-century (if you’re interested!):
            • Be economical with your use of words
            • Write out numbers as words, eg "FIRST" not "1st"
            • Make use of short sharp sentences and phrases
            • Get rid of small connecting words such as “a” “the” “that” “we” “I” “in” “your”
            • Add a “STOP” at the end of sentences (we automatically insert when typing ".")

            Of course we’re in the 21st century so anything goes…be creative!

Examples & Ideas

Fun

"JUST ARRIVED IN PARIS -(STOP)- PRESENTLY UNDER ATTACK FROM THE NATIVES -(STOP)- HER NAME IS MICHELLE -(STOP)- WILL SEND AN UPDATE ON PROGRESS POST HASTE"
DANIEL, Fort Worth US

Birthday

"THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR BIRTHDAY IS THAT EVERY TIME I CATCH UP, YOU QUICKLY GET FURTHER AWAY HAHA -(STOP)- HAPPY TWENTY FIRST BIRTHDAY TO MY BEST FRIEND -(STOP)- I AM SO PRIVELEGED TO KNOW YOU AND SHARED SO MUCH OF YOUR LIFE" VANESSA, Manchester UK

Birth of a Child

"CONGRATULATIONS ON THE ARRIVAL OF LITTLE KATIE -(STOP)- NO DOUBT SHE WILL BRING ENDLESS JOY AND MANY SLEEPLESS NIGHTS" TIM, California US

Anniversary

"THIS MAIDEN SHE LIVED WITH NO OTHER THOUGHT THAN TO BE LOVED BY ME -(STOP)- EDGAR ALLEN POE STOLE THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH -(STOP)- I LOVE YOU SO MUCH THANK YOU FOR THE LAST FIFTEEN YEARS" MATT, Victoria Australia
"ALL THE ANGELS MAY GO TO HEAVEN BUT I'LL BE HANGING ON TO YOU FOREVER -(STOP)- SO HEAVEN CAN FILL THE VACANCY ELSEWHERE -(STOP)- HAPPY ANNIVERSARY SWEETY" ERIC Hong Kong

Wedding

"TO A PERFECT COUPLE MADE FOR EACHOTHER -(STOP)- CONGRATULATIONS ON THE MOST IMPORTANT DAY OF YOUR LIFE -(STOP)- SORRY THAT WE CANNOT ATTEND SUCH A MEMORABLE EVENT -(STOP)- WE WILL BE THINKING OF YOU ON THE DAY" GRETA, Hamburg Germany

Congratulations

"TO A WONDERFUL SON -(STOP)- CONGRATULATIONS ON REACHING SUCH AN IMPORTANT MILESTONE IN YOUR LIFE ON GRADUATING WITH HONOURS -(STOP)- WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU AND YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS -(STOP)- LOVE MUM AND DAD" FLORENCE, New York US

Get Well

"HEARD YOU WERE A LITTLE BIT UNDER THE WEATHER AT THE MOMENT -(STOP)- JUST REST UP AND TAKE IT EASY -(STOP)- LET THE DOCTORS DO THEIR MAGIC, YOU'LL BE UP AND ABOUT IN NO TIME" JACQUES, Quebec Canada

Are you a creative telegrammer?

Contact us if you are keen to add your creative penmanship to these fine examples. (don't worry, full names will be omitted)