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Send a message card to show your love to your neighbors, friends, and even yourself! Learn how to write and send letters in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) in this guide.

How to Send a Letter

Summary of Steps

1 Use the card stand at the Airport.
2 Select the recipient of the letter.
3 Choose a card.
4 Write your message and send!
Optional Attach a present.

Use the Card Stand Located inside the Dodo Airport

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To send a letter, you can use the card inside the Airport. Make sure you have Bells with you as sending a letter will cost you 200 Bells.

Select the Recipient

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Select the recipient of your letter. You can only write one letter for one recipient at a time!

Resident
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Select from the list of residents who will receive your letter.
Future Self
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You will select the date when you want to receive the letter.

Note that you can only send one future letter at a time!
Friend
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Select the recipient from your Friends list.

Choose a Card

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Select from the wide array of cards. It will look better if you select a card that matches the recipient's personality. There are also special cards like the "Birthday-cake card", and the "Wedding card", if you want to greet somebody.

Some cards are only available for a limited time!

Some cards are have limited availability such as seasonal cards like "Acorn card", and "Mushroom card".

Write Your Message

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Use the keyboard to write your message. Once you are satisfied, select OK!

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, there was a system to how your letter content was checked that indicates if you will get a reply or not (if you are sending it to a resident). However, this has not been confirmed in New Horizons. This page will be updated if new information arises.

You Can Attach a Present

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You can go extra and attach a present to show them how you care! Be careful not to attach entire stacks of an item. We recommend giving readily-available items like seashells and flowers as gift!

Take note that you cannot attach bugs and fish as present.

Getting Replies from Residents

Residents May Send a Letter Back

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In some cases, a resident may write back to you. Rarely, they'll have a present for you too. This could also be influenced by the level of friendship you have with the resident, however, this has not been confirmed yet by the team.

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