There is nothing quite like getting a personal letter in the mail. It’s a chance to form a connection with someone you wouldn’t otherwise encounter; you’ll learn all kinds of cool things about life in another city or country; and you might wind up with a couch to sleep on if you decide to travel their way some day. One of the best parts, though, … Continue reading Why become a pen pal?
Letter writing societies and clubs keep the tradition of hand written correspondence alive and evolving with events, pen pal groups, special products and more. Join a group in your area to learn about upcoming events, find ephemera items, and get back to the basics of treasured communication. As I find more groups and clubs I’ll add to the list, if you know of a group … Continue reading Letter Writing Societies + Clubs
After the craziness of 2020, this year feels like a great year for getting back into fun challenges while doing what we can to keep safe. I am seeing heaps of socials being organised in Australian cities as well as online. I love all of the prep work going into decorated envelopes and I am seeing so many letters being posted. If you’d like to … Continue reading April is Card & Letter Writing Month
The Letter Writers Society is hosting a 30 day Snail Mail Challenge this April! Starting April 1st, 2021 the challenge involves sending one card or letter every day for 30 days! Let’s spread the love! Give some JOY – share the cheer! What do you say? How to get involved Login to the members site and visit the event page, list yourself as ‘going’ letterwriterssociety.com … Continue reading 30 day Snail Mail Challenge – coming this April
Here are 50 questions to ask your pen pals! It’s a fun idea to open with your answer to one of these and then ask your penpal for their answer. 1. Do you prefer writing with black or blue pen? 2. Would you prefer to live in the country or the city? 3. If you could learn a new skill, what would it be? 4. … Continue reading 50 More Questions for your Pen Pals
Maybe you’re waiting for letters to arrive or maybe you want to experiment with some decorated mail to your new pen pal, whatever the case these creative ideas are going to help you get started! Boarders and doodles Who knew that doodling in the corners of your schoolbooks would come in handy? You don’t need loads of expensive materials to add some fun to your … Continue reading Creative Envelope Ideas
Messie Mail now has a Snail Mail community on Patreon! Whether you’re already an avid snail mailer or you’re someone looking for long term pen pals, the Messie Mail community is for you! I know what it’s like to wait patiently by the mailbox wishing something other than junk or bills would come and make your day. Maybe you want to find a new penpal … Continue reading Messie Mail’ Snail Mail community!
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So, you’ve recently decided you quite fancy the idea of writing to a pen pal – in these strange times, distance communication just makes sense!! Where does one find a pen pal these days? As a child, I wrote to friends from school during the holidays. Then as a tween and early teen, I was connected to a student in Italy through my school. I … Continue reading Penpalling for Beginners: Where to find penpals