Thursday, 30 June 2016

Pen pal day





June first is apparently international pen pal day. I've been writing letters on and off for years and they are more than often a lot different to how I write up a post for a blog. I love sending long 'chatty' letters and often include little sketches in the lines to make them fun. The letters I receive are always interesting to read. I have a long time pal from Mexico and most of the letters I receive internationally are from America. I love reading about how folks live across the pond and having a peek in their lives, it is so different from blogging.


It is said letter writing is a lost art, but there are still many who keep the art alive and well. Here are a few groups to find pals that I also use:


I'm always open for more pals so you can email me at vintagepapery@gmail.com to exchange snail mail addresses.

Yes mailing can be expensive but if you keep your letter flat and 'letter' size you won't be charged parcel rate.  In australia letters are about $1.00 and over seas mail is up to $3. For less than five dollars you can find out what another person is doing with their life and cheer up someone when you send them something. There's not many places these days where you can have a lot of fun for less than $5. I'm planning to use June to write a letter a day, I should start with the mail I have to do some catching up.

Get writing and have fun! 



I hope everyone is having a good day or evening where ever you are.

3 comments:

  1. Shiralee, there are some members on the D2E forum currently having a letter writing swap as there are a number of them who love letter writing like yourself.

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  2. Hi, I just found your blog. I'd love to be your pen pal. I'm Michelle from Texas, age 54. I work as a bank teller and am married to my husband of 36 years! If you'd like to email me first, my email is michellehowell.62@gmail.com Thanks!

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  3. Hi, I just found your blog. I'd love to be your pen pal. I'm Michelle from Texas, age 54. I work as a bank teller and am married to my husband of 36 years! If you'd like to email me first, my email is michellehowell.62@gmail.com Thanks!

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