There's one question that commenters keep asking on our How to Meet and Greet One Direction article: how do I write to One Direction? Well we're sure you know how to put pen to paper, but maybe some of the finer details of contacting the boys have alluded you. So here's you're guide to writing to one direction.
You've probably got plenty of things you'd love to say to One Direction, but make sure it's not all incoherent ramblings. Try to stay away from things like "OMG Niall!!!!!! I want to have your babies!!!!!!". When it comes to exclamation marks (and hypothetical babies), discretion is the key.
Messages of encouragement or support are great, but you might also have a story to tell. Maybe a One Direction song helped you get through a tough time, or maybe they've inspired you to follow your musical dream. These are the stories that people love to hear.
You might want to send something extra along with your mail; so here's a look at what to send, and what not to send.
While it may seem like a great idea to send a present to the boys, try to remember not to go overboard. After all, this is One Direction, they're capable of buying themselves plenty of things and they don't want their fans spending their money on gifts. If you do want to send something along make it something small, cheap, and with a bit of humour involved.
If you fancy yourself as a bit of an artist, then fan art is the perfect thing to attach to your letter. If you reckon you've got some great drawings of One Direction, why not send them along too. If you don't want to say goodbye to them forever, scan a copy of the picture before you send it off.
Finally, one last thing you might want to include is a self addressed and stamped envelope. Maximise your chance of getting a reply, by popping one of these in there.
Things to definitely not include are: Anything alive, anything that ticks, white powders, body parts, and anything you'd be too embarrassed to show your parents.
Where to Write to:
If you're sending a letter through the post then, sorry to say, we're not handing out the personal addresses of Harry, Liam, Louis, Niall, and Zayn. Instead you can send all your fan mail to One Direction's management company. The address to send mail to is:
One Direction C/O Modest Management The Matrix Complex
91 Peterborough Rd
Unfortunately there's no quick and easy email option, but if there was, can you imagine the emails they'd have to sort through? If you are a fan of online communication, then you can also try getting in contact via Facebook or Twitter.
The One Direction Facebook Page probably isn't the best place to get in touch. So many fans post on their daily, that it's unlikely the messages are actually getting seen. It's a good place to stay up to date with updates, and if you reply to a post your chances of getting a reply are a little higher, but all in all you have a better chance of chatting to other fans than the boys themselves.
Make sure you're following Liam, Zayn, Niall, Harry, and Louis on their own Twitter accounts. Remember you're limited to 140 characters, so don't go sending them an essay in 100 separate tweets. Keep it short and snappy if you want to say hi. There's no way they can respond to every "I love you" message, but say something interesting and you might be lucky enough to get a retweet, reply, or even a follow.
There's no guarantee that you will get a reply, after all, can you imagine how much fan mail they get every day? But plenty of people have gotten replies. Make your letter worth reading, and maybe you'll be more likely to get one sent back.
Even if there is a reply on it's way to you in the mail, these things can take time. Our suggestion? Forget about it. That way if one does turnup in your mailbox it will be an extra special surprise.
Have you written to One Direction before? Let us know your stories about getting in contact with the boys.
I'm kind of getting bored of them because they aren't even making any new songs so why is there any bother writing a letter I only like harry styles is my 2nd favourite and Louis Is my first his really hot and they say harry has 4 nipples its kind of true . Look in the "Kiss u " song ................................................................................... By an anonymous
Hi I love One Direction!! Im to nervous to ask my parents that i want to write a letter to them... How are so e ways i can tell them that i want to write to One Direction or Ellen to meet them ;) Anyway Thanks guys!!
hi , i need to talk to 1d i time in my life plz ca anyone help me i'm from Egypt so i think it's difficult but u can do it i believe that , no body knows my feeling plz 1d changed my life i always dream with them
i know everythig about them i'm the biggest directioner in the world i know who will believe that but i'm sure i'm !!
plz help me to meet 1D please !!
I love One direction as much as you all do, (plus infinity) I hope to talk to them so so so much. I dream about Harry almost every night. I know we're destined to be. PS HE IS NOT DATING TAYLOR SWIFT! I think... =C
hay one direction you guys are so ausome i love yous um iv never meet you be for so i really dont know what to say sorry if i sound weired ive never talk to you guys befor but i really would like to but my mum dosent have anoth money to send me to you conserts so i will nevr meat yous but i really want to so dose my freinds kira erica rhianna calisty you guys rock any way love you form laura sorry about my image its a bit weired
hay one direction just one question why do you go to be big states not the small ones cause i live in townsville and we never ge big stars down here we only get little ones like recces mastion ect can you plz come to townsville i really love it so will every one else and my freinds
Hi Happy Holiday to all Just dropping of a few lines about my babygirl she Breaths,talk,and live One Direction I would love to make her dream come throught by taking her to the 2013 concert thank you and have a blessed holiday.Sincerely Elba
i had sent my letter 2 weeks ago does and told them how much of a inspiration they were to me and that the song what makes you beautiful made me feel beautiful cause iam usually in sucure and i asked them to write me back do you think that i have a chance of getting a letter? oh and i also put i will always be a fan through all the publicity does that increas my chance.