Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Pen Pal Party

The Internet is a wonderful invention. Social media is taking off and allows us to be more connected with friends and family than ever.  But as much fun as it is to wake up to a full inbox, I still find myself waiting expectantly every day to peek into my mailbox.

Why?

Because nothing quite compares to the feel of a hand-written letter.  
Knowing that someone took the time to choose the paper, choose the pen, sit down and choose the words.  They thought you were worth the price of the stamp and the trip to the mailbox.  


My entire life I've always jumped at the opportunity to sign up for a pen-pal.  Not only did I adore getting a special envelope in the mail, I really enjoyed learning about another person, another country, another culture.  In fact, I still participate in Postcrossing and count the days until my new postcards arrive 

I'm assuming I can't be alone in my love for "snail mail" so I'm putting together
the
Pen Pal Party
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What fun to make a new bloggy friend AND get special envelopes in the mail!

Here's how it works:

1) Fill out this form by July 31
2) Partners will be assigned by August 5
3) Check out your buddy's blog, send a friendly email if you wish, then start mailing!  Get creative with your letters - include stickers or photos, or play with fun stationary!
4) If you feel comfortable, consider sharing special dates (birthdays, anniversaries, religious holidays) and send each other a little gift.
5) Fill out the Rafflecopter below and enter to win a mystery box filled with supplies to get started writing your letters!

Don't forget to spread the word!



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3 comments:

  1. What an incredible idea...I love it!!!

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  2. What a great idea! Count on me ;)
    I've just signed up for Postcrossing as well. I'd never heard of it, but it sounds so exciting!

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