Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Penpal Project!!

I don't know about you...

but I absolutely LOVE opening the mailbox to find packages and letters! Not those darn sales fliers and bills (although I DO love when my fav store, "Ollies", sends me a 10% off my whole purchase coupon!! *Except I forgot to take it with me last night--OOPS!*).

Well, the past week or so I have been lurking around Bianca's blog. She gets the most awesome mail I've ever seen, and I have just been drawn to her blog so that I can see what new things she gets every day! I have this addiction to all things paper, note card, greeting card, envelope, stamps, stickers... you get the idea. I had NO idea that the postal service actually allowed some of the crazy envelopes that Bianca gets! Over the years I have doodled on envelopes (and sometimes I even felt guilty about it!)... but I want to take it to a whole new level now!!!

In the mean time, I found this post through Bianca's blog from Indie Fixx called The Penpal Project. I am not as bold as Bianca to post my address on my blog for everyone in the world to see... although it IS tempting just because it'd be awesome to get the kind of mail she gets!! But with the Penpal Project, you post a comment telling a little about yourself... and you can read through other people's comments to see if you'd like to write to them. You swap addresses via email and VIOLA! You have a new penpal!! I posted a comment yesterday but didn't contact anyone myself. I figured I'd let other people decide if they want to write to me... and today I got a hit! WOOT! I have just finished my first letter to a new pal in Colorado!

I have always enjoyed writing to my penpals... and I still have 5 or 6 that I keep up with on a regular basis (depending on our schedules). My friend, Julie, and I found each other when we were 14 on Yahoo Chat (you know, when the internet was "new" to most homes). We decided to write letters instead of emails... and we still keep up faithfully to this day. We have even attended each others weddings! :) Friends-4-Life!

If you are looking to make a new friend and LOVE getting snail mail... I encourage you to check out the project!! You might just make the friend of a lifetime!



  1. I LOVE this idea. thanks for sharing! hopping over to Bianca's blog now :)

  2. How fun!

    (I had a penpal in jr high.)

  3. Awh, thank you for the lovely mention! I don't think I often realise just how much or how beautiful the mail I get is until other people notice! I think deviating from the rules of the postal service is kind of fun :P You might like this site (lots of unconventional postal items that made it through somehow!). I have an addiction to all things paper too! Too much paper is never enough.


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