The Penpal Project!

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I’m in a bad mood today….woke up to an hellacious email problem that is still unresolved. I am still getting my email copies via Gmail, so it seems I’m not losing any mail, just not able to download it via Thunderbird, which is what I use to store and organize my copious amounts of email. So frustrating, ugh! I really don’t feel like dealing with this today, or ever for that matter. Can you hear that? That is me banging my head on the desk. Anyway, that’s enough about frickin’ email! This post is actually about snail mail and not email.

We all love to hate email, right? I spend so much of my day, sending and responding to emails. On an average day, there are hundreds of emails making their way into my Inbox and almost as many replies. But, even though I’m communicating with people, I feel so disconnected from them. There’s usually not enough time for niceties, greetings and questions about health & family. I know I’m not the only one with this email volume problem or the only one who feels email is so impersonal, I think it’s just a reality of our times.

That said, I’ve decided I want to bring back snail mail. I want to return to the long-lost days of letter writing, penpals and handwritten thank-you notes.Β  There’s something so special about going to the mailbox and seeing a letter in there amongst the bills and sale fliers. I know you know what that feeling you get when you see a personal piece of mail, it’s like validation that someone loves you! So, I’m making a point of sending thank-you notes and not thank-you emails. I’ve also lined of a few penpals with whom to trade letters.

How about it? Want to a penpal and help me bring back snail mail and the lost art of the letter? If so, leave a comment on this post to express your interest in being a penpal. Also, introduce yourself a bit,Β  list some of your interests and your email address in the comment. That way, folks can find other folks with similar interests and contact them to trade snail mail addresses.

I’ll start….

I’m Jen. I’m a blogger and I like cute things. I have an obsession with woodland creatures, bags, jewelry and drinking orange pekoe tea with local raw honey. I am a vegetarian, love to cook & garden. I like to make stuff from yarn & paper, do embroidery, make jewelry and really all sorts of artsy craftsy stuff. I love all kinds of music ranging from Miles Davis, surf music & the Allman Bros to The Pixies, The Unicorns, SufjanΒ  Stevens and Iron & Wine…plus too many more to name. I have all kinds of stationery that I never use andΒ  I’d love 2-3 more penpals. My email address is: jen@indiefixx.com.

So, if you want a penpal, leave a comment on this post or contact someone else who has already left a comment that you’d love to swap mail with. And if you want to bring back penpals and letter writing like me, help me spread the word about our paper-based revolution and link to this post. You can use this logo or this banner if you’d like.

I look forward to some mail!

P.S. If you like this sort of thing, you will probably also like the Letter Writers Alliance.

P.P.S. If you decide to become a penpal, or just want to read more about others doing it, be sure to follow the twitter trend #thepenpalproject.

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473 comments

  1. I am a 40 year letter writing veteran with more stationery than I will use in a lifetime, so I’d love more people to connect with. I’m 51, married 28 years, mom to four (ranging from 26 to 14). I’m a full time author/freelance writer, love to read, want LONG letters, not short, occasional notes and I promise the same. I love books, words, paper and fountain pens. Don’t care for religion or housework. I live in the Pacific Northwest, so drop me an email with your address if you’d like to write.

  2. Hello all!
    I would love similar e-mail / snail-mail pals!
    I am in my 40’s and am a late flowering lesbian – very gentle and femme.
    I love anything vintage and whimsical. I am especially drawn to the 1930’s era.
    I like to spend hours in coffee shops people watching…
    I like anything visual…exhibitions, film (especially ‘Amelie”!), all forms of art…
    I like reading fiction. I collect old photographs that
    tickle my fancy…
    I would love to hear from anyone especially vintage lovers in in France, Amsterdam or Barcelona!
    Contact me at kewpie-girl@hotmail.com

  3. Hey Maureen (post #478) can you post your contact info? Or if you’d like you can contact me directly.

    Thanks!

    Whitney: post 464

  4. Hey I’m a High school student from New Zealand and I love all crafts especially origami and card making.. I want to learn to knit one day!

    At school I am currently taking beginners Japanese, Art and Fabric (textiles) among my core subjects.
    When I leave for university in a few years I hope to get a Bachelor of Design and major in Graphic design or Illustration.. I like photography, sketching and making art on Polyvore (a really cool website for art and fashion).. I’m really interested in fashion too. I’m not very into sports haha.

    Anyway if you wanna let me know a bit about yourself and maybe exchange postage addresses give me a msg : beccajasmine@hotmail.com I love this idea, I’ve wanted a Pen Pal ever since I was little. It’s so exciting to get personal handwritten mail πŸ™‚

    Sayonara, (Goodbye)
    Rebecca

  5. This is so exciting! I love letters and it would be great to write to some craft-minded people out in the world!
    So – *braces herself for a thrilling introduction* – I’m Becca, I’m a 24 year old Jewellery Designer who lives in the middle of the UK – which is lovely, but does put me rather far away from my beloved seaside.
    I work a couple of days a week in a bookshop (which keeps me in novels – but eats up my wages) and spend the rest of the time making jewellery/silverware/cards and all manner of other things.
    I love a good cup of tea, a walk in the woods and whole days spent in my studio with an audio book.
    Do send me an email if you’d like to write (ysandre [at] live.co.uk) xx

  6. Hi My Name is Janet i am 46 years old and live in the UK i love creating art, art journaling and mixed media as well as graphite portraiture, greeting cards, artists trading cards and tags..i am
    interested in the spiritual side of life and love the tarot, meditation and art as therapy i suffer from panic and anxiety disorder and often have difficult days and a letter or parcel sure cheers me up and makes me feel valued..i am not a
    great long letter writer but would love the occasional letter postcard parcel or MAIL ART.
    artbyjan@gmail.com

  7. I would love to find a penpal! My name is Katie, I am live in TN and love reading, knitting, organizing my surplus of crafty goodies, exploring our new home, nature, scrapbooking and anything unusual. My favorite weekend activity is to explore thrift stores and yard sales for anything fun, unusual or vintage.

  8. Ah i love snail mail! But i cant find a pen pal! I’d love to send letters/ swap gifts with anyone from the ages of 14-18. I play seven sports, im a huge health junkie, i love to doodle, scrapbook, blog, shop, put on makeup, and i loveee fashion.
    SNAIL MAIL ONLY.
    please dont contact me if your older then 17!

  9. Hi! My name is Maureen and I live in Washington state. I’m 25, married with 3 cats and I love love LOVE music and crafty things. I just moved somewhere out in the country, so a penpal would be great! I love anything cute and cuddly (except real raccoons! They scare me!). I love video games and taking silly pictures. I also love exploring! Let’s be friends! ;D

  10. hi, my name is vivian in San Diego CA. this pen pal project is really cool. i have a collection of letters from my youth and its fun reading them now that i’m older. my good friend wrote me several months ago and it truly made my day. i hope to aquire a pen pal or two. i’m 39 but feel 25 minus the aches and i look young too. i have a 16 yr old daughter and two cats. my interests are art, looking at and making though im not very good at it, i take art classes online…i love crafty stuff and want to meet people who can show me a thing or two. i love to dance and be silly. i enjoy all sorts of music especially 80s stuff.
    xxxvhxxx@yahoo.com

  11. What a lovely idea! Can’t wait to start!

    My name’s Sarah, I’m twenty-one, live in washington state, and am currently in my second year of college. I’m getting my AA first, then either going to live abroad or attend a private university here in washington, and study public relations.

    I love scrapbooking, I’m currently starting a project of putting a book together of my entire highschool ‘career.’ very exciting!

    One of my favorite things to do is shop for vintage clothes, and put together cute little outfits for myself.

    I’d really like to exchange letters and crafts with someone. So if you’re interested, email me at s.breckon@live.com, and we can send a few messages back and forth and exchange addresses if things work out!

    Hope to hear from you!

    -Sarah

  12. This sounds like a very fun idea! I enjoy photography, making cards, sewing, scrapbooking, cooking and the outdoors. Feel free to e-mail me to get my address! πŸ˜€

    sashel1@yahoo.com

    Thank you . . . and I look forward to hearing from you. πŸ˜€

  13. Hi! What a great idea… I’d love some new penpals!

    I’m 29, been married for 7 1/2 years, no kids… other than our 3 dogs. I have two associates degrees and am working on a bachelors and eventually a masters. I own a gift shop on the campus of the University of Rhode Island where I spend most of my time.

    That’s pretty much all about me. E-mail me if you’re interested in swapping handwritten letters, and maybe little knick knacks (buttons, magnets, pendants, stickers, etc).

    Hope to hear from someone soon! nichole2203@hotmail.com

    Thanks!

  14. HI! I am Vanessa, greetings from Costa Rica! I am an interior designer by trade and the mother of three wonderful kids and one cat. I have been married for seventeen years now even though I am only 36.
    I loooove handmade stuff and I am am teaching myself to sew,knit and crochet. I am also a very good cook and my family always looks forward for the weekend to see what I will bake.
    If you want to hear more about this small paradise where I live and myself let’s get in touch…I would love to hear from you.
    This is my snail mail address:
    Vanessa Hernandez
    Apartado Postal 1498-1000
    San JosΓ©, Costa Rica

  15. Hello,
    My name is Jackie and I reside in southwest Texas. I am a christian, a mother of three, and would enjoy connecting with some one who have an interest in sewing, quilting or crosstitching. I would be happy to exchange snail mail with you. Send me an email if you are interested.
    Thanks.

  16. There’s nothing better than recieving a hand written letter. I’m so excited about finding this post!

    OK so my name is Nerys, I’m 24 and from Wales but live in Ireland with my lovely boyfriend. I’ve recently started up a craft business. I’m a fan of all things crafty, love reading blogs and never have idle fingers! I also love to bake and grow food and try and do / make as much as I can from scratch.

    It would be lovely to hear from someone far far away!

    My email is craftyjemima at gmail dot com. I hope someone will get in touch.

    Nerys x

  17. Hello future friends!!
    My name is Deana, I live in Southwest Oregon (USA) about 40 miles inland from the coast. I’m a just turned 40 y/o mother of a boy-20 (already flew the coop)and two girls-16 & 12 1/2 & wife to a disabled veteran. I am a SAHM due only to a horrible back injury and surgery in 2001 (otherwise I would be an RN right now). We have 3 animals (all boys) 2 dogs (pomeranian & toy poodle mix) and a cat who weighs 17 lbs. I’m a republican, Christian, & wannabe crafter (not necessarily in that order!) I love to learn, read books and mostly craft/DIY magazines. I love popcorn, pepsi, mexican food, margaritas, homemade food & things. I’m a hoarder of books and all things crafts (probably from my grandparents living during the depression!). I’m a Soldiers’ Angel (check out http://www.soldiersangels.org) and have been since October 2005. Right now I am writing and sending care packages to my “adopted” serviceman who just happens to be a sweet 21 y/o Marine from the midwest currently serving in Afghanistan. I know I’m late in the game with this post, but would be happy to have new friends from anywhere.
    deana693@yahoo.com
    Deana Kinney
    PO Box 693
    Myrtle Point, OR 97458
    P.S. I still have several friends that I’ve been friends with since 1st grade and my BEST friend & I have been best friends for 26 years!

  18. A BIG HELLO FROM SINGAPORE. snail mail!! a blast from the past and really, everyone needs a dose of that every now and then! Besides indulging in photography and sewing, i love to make button badges. Creativity knows no boundaries! I would love to exchange little heartfelt(handmade) gifts with anyone really. Love anything and everything that is handmade πŸ™‚

    alldecked@gmail.com

  19. I just wanted to comment to say I am loving this project!!! I have two amazing pen pals already, but am open for more – so get in touch if you’re in search of someone to write!!

    I am blogging about my pen pal experience too, you can follow the happenings on my blog http://blushingbirdcages.blogspot.com/.

    Happy writing everyone πŸ™‚

  20. This is a great idea!

    Hey! I’m Whitney. Grew up in Baltimore and now live in Syracuse, after graduating from Syracuse University for graphic design. I work for a small design firm and do freelance for a surface pattern design company in the area.

    When I’m not working I like to browse various types of blogs and swoon over the amazing things that people create, fix up, find, and post about. I was even inspired to start my own: wrkdesign.blogspot.com

    I’d love to find a pen pal to share stories, ideas, life, whatever! Just shoot me at line at: designs_by_whitney@yahoo.com

  21. Hi Jen,

    My name is Tristin Miller and I live in Greenboro, NC. I just decided to bring back my pen pal project from a long break. I decided to google “the pen pal project” and i found your blog. I became really excited because I think we have a very similar perspective on things. So I wanted to extened an invitation to be pen pals and really put letter writing to the test! Please feel free to look at my two blogs: tristinmiller.wordpress.com and thepenpalproject.tumblr.com

    I hope this finds you well and best wishes on your pen pal project too!

    much love, Tristin Miller

  22. Let me write that again I’m a textile designer maker love knit, stitch, print and quirky projects and would love some penpals. About to move to Cambridge, England to study an MA and seems like a great idea to to have some new friends to share the journey and snail mail is sooooooo much fun to recieve πŸ™‚

  23. Hello! I hope i’m not late to participate in this awesome project. I find the idea of penpal-ing fascinating and brings the whole world together. πŸ™‚
    Firstly, i’m a chinese with no education in the chinese language whatsoever, i live in Malaysia and i’m 17 and kickin’!
    I have a fetish towards all things Harry Potter and one can never be too old to love such fictional tale! I love craft-making as well. Provided when i’m free though. School homeworks and assignments are piling up, taking most of my spare time. Apart from that, i’m a people person! I love making new friends especially from all around the world! I’d love to get to know you better, so email me at trishaids@hotmail.com πŸ™‚

  24. Howdy,
    Several weeks ago, I made a post on my blog about missing snail mail and wanting to have a pen-pal. My roommate Courtney really ran with the idea and she found this site. She’s had some really cool letters from around the world, so I thought I’d give it a try.

    I’m 18. I love love love vintage clothes. I probably spend most of my money on it. I also like going to shows and getting into random trouble with friends. I love to write and I’ve got stories up the ass. So if you’re interested write me a letter! My email address is a.johnson91@gmail.com
    (:

  25. Hi my names Brittany I’m 16, and would love a penpal I’ve actually wanted one since I was 10.
    I am a southern girl who loves the ocean I collect all things vintage and anchors oh my.
    I a stage manager for my highschool theatre company
    and
    I write lovely letters or so i think πŸ™‚
    heres my email address if you wanna get my mailing address just send me an email- write2fashionon@yahoo.com

  26. Hi there, my name’s Jaci (pronounced Jackie), I’m a twenty year old girl (duh) from Port Lincoln Australia. I live with my partner, who is a tuna farm diver and we just recently got an eight week old cocker spaniel x maltese puppy called Lily. She’s a rather fun bundle of joy at times but can also be a little brat. Anyways, I think this project is an awesome idea! I have been thinking a lot lately that I would like to have a penpal then I stumbled across this website πŸ™‚ if I sound interesting enough to any of you out there in the big wide world then I would love to start a paper and pen relationship with you, exchanging the exciting and not exciting happenings of our everyday lives πŸ™‚
    i am quite artistic, a little bit indie/bohemian, I get that from my Dad, he always introduced me to many weird and wonderful cultures when I was younger and still does to this day. the one thing I want to do before I die is travel around France, better yet I would love to live there. I am completely and utterly obsessed and in love with this country. I love everything about it; the food, the fashion, the scenery, the people, the wine, etc.
    If there was one thing ‘wrong’ with me (according to the modern world and it’s thoughts on how robotic one must be) it’s that I’m a constant daydreamer & am obsessed with all things unusual. I’m also inspired by fairytales, weird creatures, lost girls in lost worlds and the things of the past. I very much feel that I was certainly born in the wrong era, if I had my way I would love to live in the French reign of King Louis, before Marie ruined the country that is, although if I could live her life that would be lovely. Basically, I prefer fantasy over reality, I’m not like the other girls – I live with my head in the clouds and maybe that makes me a little crazy but at least I’m still around. I love to think, drink tea (russian caravan or english breakfast), dream, make new friends, sing, write, draw, imagine, sew, play piano and guitar, photograph and love.
    I also have a blog: http://www.looselipsshinkships.tumblr.com
    My blog is filled with things I like, things I want or things that inspire me, whether it be in a photo, a piece of writing or a song.
    I look forward to hearing from any of you πŸ™‚

  27. Hi everyone! I am Suki from Sydney (Australia). I used to have a penpal from Sweden when I was in High school and now we’re still keeping in touch AFTER 13 YEARS! can you believe that?

    Anyway, I love design, I draw and I write. I write on newspaper in Hong Kong (oh yeh I was born in Hong Kong, but now living in Australia) and I own my little business Tamptation.

    Looking forward to hear from you!

    Cheers,
    Suki

  28. Hey There!! I’m so glad I stumbled across this, I’d LOVE a pen pal. I love writing and receiving letters in the mail is one of my most favourite things!

    I love cute things, arty things, theatre things, photographing things, cooking sweet things, and pretty much anything new that will make me smile.

    Im 23, Australian but live in London. My email address is madolyngrove@hotmail.com

  29. Hello All!

    My friend, Courtney, has been pen palling like crazy! & she turned me on to this website. I love to crochet, paint on walls, oh and write, but I haven’t had much time or motivation to write, so I think having a pen pal or two would help with that.

    I am currently living in Chicago, IL, next door to Courtney, with my partner, Justin. I studied Linguistics in college, but I do nothing of the sort. I like to play the drums, rooftop garden, and ride my bike everywhere. Plus, I have two crazy kittens.

    I would love to create and receive some snail mail. My email is jessica.renee.dickerson@gmail.com

    & name is Jessica Dickerson, but my friends call me j.dick. If you pen pal me, i’ll tell you the whole story.

  30. Hi!! I’m Paula, from Spain. I used to have penpals when I was studying English years ago and i’d love to have the chance of writing somebody from everywhere.
    I have fun with knit, crochet (i make amigurumis), cook, and now i’m learning how to sew.
    My e-mail:ahnale2@gmail.com

  31. hi i’m Michelle. my fiance and son and i recently moved to Denver, Colorado. i’m so excited about this. Writing letters more is a goal of mine this year. which so far i have only written one letter. anyway. i love all kinds of art, and music. im really into movies,a dn vampire movies, twilight of course. I like to sew, and crochet and knit, and lots of other crafts. i love my blog, adn photography. i love to travel. i want to get into cooking.
    my email is michellelogullo@yahoo.com

  32. Hi everyone! My name is Caroline I’m 23 and I live in Orlando, Florida. I have been looking to find a pen-pal and stumbled upon this site! I graduated with an art history degree and love thrifting, painting, photography, and bike rides. I write and work on a few blogs for fun :). I would love to be someones pen pal!! I appreciate a handwritten letter. You can e-mail me at bearsgurl627@comcast.net. I would love to have a penpal from anywhere πŸ™‚ Have a great day!!!

  33. I’m Felicia and live in the suburbs of Washington DC. I am remarried with 3 stepsons, 2 daughters, a 8 month old lively girl. I love stumbling onto interesting perspectives and thinking and love to learn something new. Here’s a snapshot of this is my life currently: I love classic Brit comedy (As Time Goes By), adore Bollywood movies (Sharukh Khan anyone?), am becoming enamored with the French (Tiara Day, local store in MD), and would die happy eating Italian food (after reading Eat, Pray, Love). Meanwhile I still have my die hard favorites of letter writing, crochet, local exploring and supporting local businesses and much more. And I would pleased to not only make your acquaintance, but be your pen pal!

    sarahbrowneyes99@yahoo.com

  34. Jen,
    I had the same thing happen to me when Yahoo changed their format last week. My Mac wouldn’t allow me to see my email until I took it into the shop.I was so frustrated I thought I was going to SCREAM! I then began dreaming of the simplier days before computers and it also got me thinking…….

    Hello guys! My name is Amylynn, I live way up on the tip Of Northern Michigan, on a beautiful penninsula that jets on the turquoise waters of Lake Michigan. We are here due to my husband flying helicopters for the US Coast Guard. I have a one year old son,and a ancient retired Greyhound named Buzzbomb. I used to spin and knit but I have come full circle again to quilting. I dream of the days when we can permantly settle on the Coast of New England and find a little farm to have chickens,sheep a garden, two dogs and make quilts and pies! Things get very lonely here and I miss the company of artists who get inspired by little things. I would like to have a few pen friends. Here is my email:

    Happy Summer

    littlefarmstudio@yahoo.com

  35. hi, im Mila, a stay home mom of two, and im from Portugal.
    I love spend my days creating with fabrics and crocheting and knitting…
    i love to receive mail from other countries.
    soon i ll open my online homemade store!!!
    i love to get a penpal mom for me and a little girl for my young princess ( she is 9).
    see you!
    mariatralha1@gmail.com

  36. Hi! My name is Lisa and I’m from a small quaint town in South Carolina. I’m 17 years old and am finishing up high school this fall. I enjoy going to concerts, supporting local music, small craft projects, and meeting new friends. My dream is to go to college and afterwards open up a small smoothie/cafe shop selling local crafts and acting as a small venue for acoustic sets! My email is lisa_ashworth2011@yahoo.com and I really look foward to this, it’s a fantastic idea! πŸ˜€

  37. Hi I’m Shawn! I live in Los Angeles, California and just graduated high school and am soon going to college. I love this idea…I love everything and anything. I play guitar, make movies, and love music. Write me a letter and i’ll return the favor! πŸ˜€

  38. HELLO WORLD! I am Ana and I am a 21 year old student living in Wisconsin. I love love love anything creative and beautiful, and would be thrilled to exchange letters with anyone and everyone all over the world. I spend my time thrifting, looking at old maps, making mixtapes, and adoring Joni Mitchell. Hope to hear from you soon!
    ana.s.kennedy@gmail.com

  39. My name is Alex, and I’m a 20 year old college student from Oklahoma. I love to
    craft all sorts of things. My newest hobbies are antique shopping & refurbishing curbside furniture. I collect ceramic birds, love to
    read, love nature, attempt to cook,and would love to have my first pen pal!

    If you’re interested in exchanging letters & packages send me an email! Oh I also speak Spanish, and would love to
    hear from someone on another contininent!

    My email is:
    Alexandrcifuentes2008@yahoo.com

  40. Hi, I’m Melanie! I live in Caboolture, Queensland with one husband and two children. I’m in love with this idea – I write letters but also put in little pictures, flip-books, stories and general weirdness and send them to my sister and friends. I knit, sew, make jewellery, cook and pretty much adore anything made by hand. I’d be so pleased to be your penpal!
    needforbead@hotmail.com

  41. Oh! WOW how fun. I always used to have penpals as a young teen and loved it. I live in Michigan and would love to write to someone who is from far away if they want to write to me. I enjoy paper crafts and anything paper, card and scrapbooking. I’m Regina who is a photographer, wife and mom of one to Ethan who is going to be 2 1/2.
    My e-mail is: ginawhite3929@sbcglobal.net

  42. Hi! My name is Katherine, I’m 24, and I live in San Francisco. I love crafting, reading, writing, and art. I spend most of my days making things– sewing, printing, hand-carving stamps, and food!

    I would love a penpal. My email is: katherinejuniperlee at gmail dot com.

  43. Ohh, I’m so excited!
    Hi, I’m Ayu from Malaysia. I’m 25 years old and recently graduated from a college. I’m into books, music, watercolor painting and anything that is fun.
    I would love to have pen pals from anywhere. My email is farahatul@live.com

  44. Hey I think this is such a wonderful idea! I’m Mhari. I’m from Connecticut, but I love traveling and hearing about other people’s little corners of the world. I really enjoy making art using found paper and I’m starting up my own jewelry business. My e-mail is mhari.odonnell@yahoo.com

  45. I’m a Southern girl from cowboy country. I’m witty, curious and easy going. But I can also be comtemplative, responsible and serious. I love being surrounded by books and would be perfectly happy to reside in a library or cozy bookstore. I also wouldn’t mind living by the sea or in the middle of the desert. I like history, ancient cultures, spending time in nature, good movies, sweating away in the garden and then sipping a cool iced tea on the back porch. A dog is my favorite pet, and I love taking random pictures of everything and nothing at all. I’ve done various crafts over the years, but time seems to slip away from me and projects start to collect dust. I’m intrigued with what’s going on in the world, concerned about the environment and women’s and children’s issues, chatting about life, hobbies and dreams. I’m a busy professional woman, but I’d really love to just jump in a truck and drive down the back roads all day to see what I can see. If I sound like a kindred spirit to you, drop me a line. I’m 44, and I’d love to find other folks around my age that like exchanging long, interesting letters. My email is seamuse5(at)yahoo(dot)com See ya! β™₯

  46. Hi! I’m Luisa from La Spezia,Italy and I would love some penpals like when I was at high school (centuries ago)when I used paper to write my letters.
    I’m a romantic 39 mother of two amazing sons.
    I love languages (I also speak French), cooking pizza and pasta (what strange..ha ha)writing short novels, reading, walking in the nature, playing tennis but the thing I love most is designing and making bags that I sell at crafter markets.
    Two of my favourite writers are Henning Mankell and Roddy Doyle.
    I have a dream I hope it will come true someday: opening a bookshop just for children.
    My email is luisaxx@alice.it
    Ciao !!

  47. Ahh!! I think this is an electric idea! It really is! I live in Jacksonville, Fl. I grew up here but in my travels, have found many cities that I would love to call my home! I’m interested in everything!! Facts, how to do things, new words…i want as much knowledge in my head and as much feeling in my heart that i can possibly take. Let’s meet!! Email me at diannaisabug@aim.com and let’s become pen pals!

  48. Hi everyone, I absolutely adore this idea! I’m from Texas, and receiving snail mail is one of my favorite things! I also have a stationary addictions so whoever gets mail from me will be sure to receive some cute stuff. ^_^ If anyone wants to be penpals just message me on facebook <3

  49. I’m Robin… just turned 50. Wife, mom and granny… soon to be a MIL. DD is getting married in August. I love to write letters, journal, blog, play with paper and yarn. I love long letters, tea and flowers. I am a faithful pen paller and return every letter I get from friends.

  50. hi! i’m Dara. i’m a 28 year old black female. i’m also bisexual. i live in cincinnati, ohio. i like heavy metal music, i also like grime(UK), pop, taylor swift. i’m open to writing females or males from any country. i don’t know any other languages other than english. my email addy is : fieldysgrl98@yahoo.com

  51. Hi people.. I’m Sandhya form Mumbai, India…. Though I’ve alwz wanted pen pal, its diificult in the times of phones, mobiles, etc… So here’s hoping to find a pen pal really soon…
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    n courz.. my ID – sandhya.dubey95@gmail.com..

    Cheers…

  52. I was reading a blog that I follow and she talked bout this post so here I am reading it.
    Im Mimi from Philippines. I do a bit of blogging and is online most of the time because of work.I really would love to take part of this penpal project so here’s my email: bastrem@gmail.com

  53. Hi! My name is Kim and I love the getting something in the mail other than junk mail and bills.

    I am a married mom of one (incredibly active) toddler. I love classic movies, cooking/baking, ornithology, political theory, vintage clothes from the 30s and 40s, reading (anything and everything), classic tv shows (HUGE I Love Lucy fan), and playing games like Canasta and Scrabble.

    My blog: http://bkfamily-andthentherewerethree.blogspot.com/

    If anyone is interested in exchanging addresses, my email:
    levalor@yahoo.com

  54. My name is Indy Jean. Named after Indiana Jones. I love writing, and finding cute stationary. I’m obsessed with polaroid pictures, and oxford shoes. I like sushi. I listen to all types of music, mainly Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s, Florence and the Machine, Gregory and the Hawk, but I also collect Johnny Cash records. I have 2 cats, and I’m currently writing for a wedding website, even though I’ve never been married. : )

    email me @

    indyjeanbeans@aol.com

  55. This is a really neat idea. My girlfriend has a penpal from this site and now I boil with rage and envy. My name is Brian and I live in Michigan. I love to write and I would enjoy exchanging bits of culture with anyone around the world, whether you live here in Michigan, too, or if you live on the other side of the globe. My e-mail is aurendrosl@aol.com

  56. I think this is awesome!

    I’m a grad student in English and Women’s Studies who studies children’s literature and YAL. I live with my boyfriend and our puppy. I love writing letters but I don’t really have anyone to write letters to. I am also obsessed with movies, old books, (some) video games, tea, and various forms of music. Warning! I do have a 12 year-old boy sense of humor.

    Regardless, if you’d like a penpal, email me at mfastel@gmail.com

  57. Hi everyone, I’m Magali from Mumbai, India. I’m 18 & currently in college.
    I <3 Blogging, Travelling & Photography & much much more.
    I would totally love having a penpal! πŸ™‚
    I am already so excited about this.
    Oh & my email is funkyblogger@gmail.com

  58. I’m Tracey, a mum of two youngsters(7&10).I live in Australia,a walk away from the beach.Am addicted to craft,anything beautiful actually.Love cooking,decorating,gardening,hanging out with my kids and our many animals,love life in general.Like finding the funny side of life too.Email me at- willow_40@bigpond.com.au

  59. Hi My name is Anjanette – I currently live in TX, USA but will be moving soon. My husband of 10 years is prior Navy, but just joined the Army. I love to knit and I dabble in crochet, sewing and other crafts. I have 2 teenage boys who are creative in their own rights. I am addicted to Facebook, shoes and purses. Please email me at korentokutoa {at} yahoo {dot} com – using pen pal in the subject line. I’d love to chat with other crafters and those interested in Urban Farming and Green lifestyles. I would love to just chat and share ideas.

  60. fantastic! love this idea.

    i’m laura. i live in the beautiful savannah, georgia. i am a new mother to a 2 month old, a wife, an artist, maker, and spiritual seeker. i feel like i’m constantly waiting for someone to drop out of the sky and tell me the “answers” to the most simple of things: which color lipstick is perfect for me, how to shop in a typical grocery store without feeling so overwhelmed, etc and so on…. i love music, art, reading and spending hours combing through creative and inspiring blogs when i should be working instead. email me at ellies.mom320@yahoo.com if you might be interested in being my pal! :o)

  61. what a rad idea!!

    my name is kellie and i am from brisbane, australia! i heart craft, teapots, wearing odd socks and annabel lee.

    i would be a fabulous penpal… just saying πŸ™‚

    hit me up and kellie_fm@hotmail.com or via my blog at greenteaandrednails.blogspot.com

  62. Hi, my name’s Wei QI. I am sixteen years old and currently study in a Chinese High school. I am from Malaysia, a beautiful land in South-East Aisa.
    I love writing real letter because it is a great way to express myself. I had a pen friend few years ago but she stopped writing to me after few months, that is veeery sad!
    I hope to find new penfriends here and if you are interested to be pen friend with me, message me at
    weiqi.bloom@gmail.com

  63. Hey everyone!
    My name is Alexis, I’m 18 years old and I’m currently a student (and hopefully a soon-to-be traveller!)
    I would LOVE a pen pal and I promise some cool hand made cards! My email is alexis_glenn09@yahoo.com

  64. Hello everyone! My name is Bethzaida (thats my full name!) and i live on the sunny beautiful island of Puerto Rico! I just got married three months ago to my best friend and now him, our little dashchund and I are all living for free (kind of) by the beach. I love to paint and cook since to me they’re both about having fun with colors and textures! And i think it would be super fun to meet new people from all over the world! my email is: rocksteady_7@hotmail.com

  65. I would love some new mail!

    Address is:

    49b Church Rise
    Forest Hill
    London
    SE23 2UG
    England

    I like making my envelopes (not sure if it’s worthy of being called art though!). You can see some on my blog at http://www.queenieandthedew.blogspot.com. I have two cats, work for a charity, am pretty creative and love baking, writing, visiting museums etc, theatre, cinema and picnics in the park.

    Look forward to meeting some new people!

    Sally x

  66. Hi! I thought I would thrown my name into the hat as well!
    My name is Christelle, I’m 25 years old, and I am from Quebec, Canada. My mother tongue is French, and other than English I also speak some Spanish and some German. I love languages (as if you couldn’t already tell!), reading, singing, bunnies, tea, and art. I am looking for pen pals from all over the world. You can e-mail me at angel85qcca at hot-mail (dot) com.

  67. Hi! My name is Grace, and I’m a pre-law student in Baltimore, MD. I love carousels, carousels, roller coasters, fireworks, and cooking. I enjoy paper arts, and I’m also active on polyvore.com (u/n: gracysaurus). I’m looking for someone to exchange small art-journal type pieces. I use unique found items as well as basic arting. Drop me a line at gracysaurus@gmail.com if you want to get in touch!

  68. hello. my name is megan, 27 and have a degree in Art/painting. i love painting of course,old movies, jane austen,reading books instead of tv, coffee, puppies, love wearing dresses and shopping! i love sending and getting letters more than anything. i live in West Virginia right now, but not from here. was relocated due to my husbands job and very bored. so i would love to be your friend/pen pal. my email is pokadotgopher@yahoo.com

  69. hey im gem, 16 and a student, i live in england with my mum, dad and brother. i love to blog although ive only just started πŸ™‚ i love music, reading, the beach although i dont live anywhere near one πŸ™ i love being creative and do lots of things like that when im not revising πŸ™‚ i just love getting mail, little things like that just make me smile πŸ™‚
    anyway my email is hugs_and_kisses1993@hotmail.com
    so email me if youre interested πŸ˜€

  70. Hello all! My name is Courtney and I’m a 19 year old living in Chicago, IL. I’m on summer vacation from art college where I am studying Public Relations – mostly to become a wedding planner! I work at a quirky and awesomely unique event venue that hosts weddings, meetings, and other fun things. When I’m not working and going to school, I enjoy doing a lot of things. I like exploring the city, creating stationery for the Etsy shop that I run with my boyfriend, making art (my latest kick is cutting and spraying stencils), writing in my journals, baking, reading, and watching movies.

    I am practically DYING for a new penpal. I love writing and I love creating fun things for people to receive. If you are interested in sending some snail mail, email me! courtkaz@gmail.com πŸ™‚

  71. Great idea! Love letters!

    My name is Shelby and I am a WAHM with 3 lovely kids (Miss Z – 9, Mr T – 4 and Miss M – 2). I also have 3 dogs and 1 cat. Its a zoo! I love to sew and craft – when I can find the time. I teach college courses online so I can work at home and stare at all my crafting supplies which are beginning to look a little dusty! I live in TN and would love to learn more about you! email: shelby.logsdon@gmail.com

  72. Hello everybody,

    I guess I’m one of the youngest ones here! My name is Fatima, I’m 15 years old and I’m from Bahrain! πŸ™‚ I already have 4 penpals, but I can’t get enough of them, especially since mail takes SO long getting here from other countries.

    I love to decorate my letters and sometimes send nice gifts. I don’t expect my penpal to do the same, I just feel good about myself thinking that in 2 or 3 weeks, I’ll be making my friend’s day.

    I talk about a lot of things! My letters are super-long, so I love getting fat envelopes filled with beautiful words for me to read before I go to bed.

    I can’t wait to hear from you guys. πŸ™‚

    my e-mail is rainbowfever@gmail.com

  73. Heyas! I’m Hawkk from OR/WA, USA. I’m 21 and going to college for art history studio. (A little weird, I know.) I love rain, rust, animals, dreaming, creating (fbs, drawings, sewing, chain), and touch. I’m a very stream-of-consciousness type writer(and speaker and actor) and meander all over the place. I’m interested in snail-mail writing to whomever doesn’t mind my ramblings. Bonus if you write back!
    Email me: windmuse@gmail.com

  74. hi friends!
    way back in the day I had a penpal from Ethiopia, I remember she had the longest most beautiful hair. And I loved the stamps on her envelopes…
    So I’m Courtney, I’m from Vancouver BC and I like making just about everything. I love to cook and sew, I make little indie baby quilts from my friends t-shirts. I make jewelry and am overall pretty darn crafty. I love to go on adventures at the thrift store and my fabric stash is outta control. Sewing is like meditation to me, I’m getting better(even taking classes)and really feel the most at home creating. let’s be mail friends!
    cj (at) tellydesigns.com

  75. Hello. I’m Frances, 31, married and two boys, 4 & 6. I live in a very remote area where my closest neighbor is about 500+/- yds away in a small town about 60 miles north of Pittsburg. I call it the Bermuda of Leechburg. Crazy things happen here weather-wise. I have two cats and about 24 chickens, and an adopted dog that visits daily. I love to paint, crochet, cook/bake, create. I’m a stay at home mom, personal taxi service, short order cook, housekeeper and maid, etc. I would love to share crochet patterns and ideas with anyone interested. I don’t have any friends, but I would love to send letters and emails.

  76. Hi! I’m Alicia, 31 yrs old and I live in southern cali. I love crochet. I make baby stuff. I just started art journal and love it. I collect blythe dolls. I spent way too much time reading blogs!
    yay! I love receiving mail and of course sending. xo

    email: splendeurcaisse@gmail.com

  77. Good morning. I’m a little late to the game, as always, but I love crafting “real mail” for my friends. And I was just reminiscing the other day about our penpals in elementary school. Mine was from Paris, and, even if she was the dorkiest person on the planet, I thought her the most amazing simply by virtue of her address.

    I love quilting, sewing, reading, music, daydreaming…

    jjenni20@gmail.com

  78. Howdy ya’ll.

    My name is Cayleigh, 24 years old and living in Virginia. I love doing things outdoors, especially when it involves the sea. I read all the time and am always looking for a good book. Love to travel and have a ton of places on my list to go to. Of course I also love getting & sending mail. I typically write longer letters and looking for people who do the same. I’m also a member of swap*bot and really enjoy making chunky books and scrapbooking type crafts.
    Looking forward to hearing from you!

    e-mail: Hofvarpnir@msn.com

  79. hello!

    I am 23 and I am from British Columbia. I am very passionate about the environment and the path my life has taken so far career wise has reflected this. Music is another passion of mine — I am always interested in discovering new bands and artists. Right now I am obsessed with the band She and Him.
    I think receiving a letter in the mail is the most fun, exciting thing ever – and I love meeting new people.

    email me at: howshesaysyes@gmail.com

  80. Hello,

    O my! It’s so hard to choose. I e-mailed a few of the people who commented here. But it was hard to choose someone. Too many fun people to meet! So here’s my own comment.
    I’m 23 and from the Netherlands. My greatest passion and love is books and writing. But I also rediscovered my passion for all kinds of crafts. So most of the time I’m walking around with my hands covered in paint or with a camera around my neck (when I’m not at school of course!).
    I’d love to meet all kinds of people from different cultures. I just love to get to know people and how the live in there culture. So euhm, mail me if your interested! Moonlightgirl@luthien.org
    xxx

  81. Hi I’m lindsey and I’m 17
    I would love to have a penpal it sounds like so much fun.
    Well I live in missouri and in going to be a senior this year and I’m way excited. I have a weinnie dog tha I absolutley adore he’s my lul baby. I love to write poems and just write in generale although I have a spelling problem. My fav color is purple and I love to cook and do craft stuff even though in not very good at it…any way I’m looking for sevwrale penpals and I don’t care how old u r as long as ur not creepy or perverted lol…my email is lindseyfeith89@yahoo.com

  82. My name is Amanda I am 27 years old ( 28 in July). I live in the USA ~ Connecticut to be exact. I am married to a wonderful man, who I met in high school, and I have 3 fantastic children. I love to embroider, sew, cook, and take photos. I envy anyone who can knit or crochet, it’s one thing that I have tried to learn over and over again. I would love to have a couple of penpals to share crafting ideas with, and everyday happiness with.
    email: itchinstitchin@gmail.com

  83. So I’m late to this blog and this wonderful idea, but, better late than never!

    My name is Sam, and I’m on the sun (or in Phoenix, AZ. I have a flair for the dramatic occasionally…) I took a year off of working last year while my hubby went overseas to go back to school and work on getting my degree, and now, I’m 2 weeks away from the end of that year, and my husband will be headed home right as I start back at a new job.
    I like to do tons of things, I knit, paint, bake, and shop. Shoes and Music are my two loves (sorry hubby), and I’m sarcastic to boot. I write in a blog rarely, but I love new friends, who I could write to with a pen and some snazzy stationary!

    Email is sammiesamstin@yahoo.com

  84. Hello!

    Catching on late to the pen pal project, but I’d love to get in the game! I’ve recently started back into writing letters to some of my girlfriends!

    A bit about me-

    Married to a really rad guy (seriously, I’m banana’s over him), I have one son who is 9 from a previous marriage. Living in Atlanta, love to knit, collect old jazz records, cook and entertain friends! Although the cook part falls into “Make tasty treats for people and extra for myself.” I write poetry and have kept a blog for close to ten years. Love to crack jokes and have a general good time with life.

    My email is: ilovebluepaint@gmail.com

  85. Thank you, Jen, for this great idea!
    I’ve always had penpals and it’s just great to meet new people and get in contact with them!
    My name is Tina and I’m a 28 years old married girl from Germany.
    I love spending time with my dog and horse, knitting and cross-stitching, reading, fotography, cooking and baking… and of course writing letters.
    I’m looking forward to hear from you, so just drop me a line in English, German or Danish, so we can exchange our adresses.
    My email: letter.of.elisa@googlemail.com

  86. Hello all! My names Ashley and I’m19 years old and I’m from Melbourne, Australia. I’m currently study a diploma in complimentary therapies and i love all this crafty. I mainly sew and knit but i do random crafty things aswell. I’m interested in music, art, gardening, reading and all things alternate.
    I would love some pen pals! my email address is ashleyeayre@gmail.com

  87. hi there i love palling since been a teen, would love palling from around the worlds, females from 25 upwards regularly writes
    i am alison 43 mum to 4 22 21 18 15 live in hull uk.
    hobbies are wrting to pals by letters catch up e mails travelling done a bot reading tv computer music family,
    long term pals please

  88. hi i love palling lookoing for more palling all over the world from 25 upwards mums singles i do not moingd at all but regulary wrties plese
    i am alison 43 mum to 4 22 21 18 15 livein hull uk
    hobbies are wrting to pals by letter catch up e mails to travelling music reading tv computer family
    get in touch do not mind typed letters or by hand

  89. I’ve seen this project before, hesitated (I’m graduating and working, so busy me!), but the idea of a penpal just stuck to me. I miss writing letters!
    So, if you want to fill my mailbox in The Netherlands, be my guest!
    I’m a 25 year old student/teacher. I work parttime at a school for autistic kids: never a dull day! In my free time I crochet or sew critters and other stuffies. And I read, a lot! πŸ™‚
    There’s more to me, but let’s save that for the letters!
    Ask me for my adress at: ilsepielse @ gmail . com
    Love to hear from you!

  90. Hi there, Im Kellie, a 21 yr old college student from Ohio. I enjoy baking cupcakes and paper crafting. I have been trying to find time to learn crochet and cross stitch but, alas, no luck. In school I am studying sociology, women’s and gender studies, and political science. Don’t worry, I have a healthy sense of humor. Some of my favorite things are sunshine, cute dresses, the smell of laundry, lemons, my cat Willow, the color turquoise, and indie pop music. I’m a fan of good old fashion romance, however rare it may be. I like listening to people’s problems and nonsense conversations. Can’t wait to get to know you! Contact me at kelliegalan@gmail.com

  91. So I just had a flash of insecurity in thinking “Who would want to write to me?” and to quell said insecurity, am plunging in, believing YOU would want to write to me!
    I’m a married, mom-to-doxies born-and-raised Montana girl. I am a sorta social worker working with women in crisis, especially those who have experienced sexual violence. I love to knit, have dreams of meditating well, a bag of paper crafts sitting untouched and a past full of bad fiction and poetry (and not quite as bad print reporting).
    My first penpal, through Campfire Kids in elementary school, is a Facebook friend now. I love having friends all over and might just be the Montana check mark you need ;)write soon! angie.buckleylancaster@gmail.com (for address exchanging purposes, of course)

  92. Hey! This is awesome! I have a name, but who needs it? We’ll get to that later! For now you can just call me J.. I am a 20 year old female and inspiring writer.. I love creativeness, art, and music. I dig life. I’m just a generally happy artsy fartsy drifter. I try not to stay in one place for too long.. I love watermelon flavored candy, skittles, ice tea, thrift stores and penguins. I’m just a really quirky weird dude who loves to interact with quirky weird people like myself :p well, if i catch your interest, and you think writing me would be cool, i’d love to hear from all of you! Feel free to e-mail any time and i will respond as quick as possible : ) jholloway07@hotmail.com I think it would be really cool to write to all sorts of different kinds of people and talk about anything and everything!
    Peace and love guys!! <3 <3 <3

  93. Hello! I’m 18 and love the idea of having a pen pal(never actually had one though, sounds like fun!). I love to draw, read, listen to music, and play video games πŸ˜›
    I also love my parakeet Chulo <3
    e-mail: deathninja28@yahoo.com

  94. Hello! I am Megan, I am a 22 year old college student from Colorado. I am studying English and Women’s studies. I am a photographer and artist. I make jewelry and sew. I would love to have pen pals from different places in the world! I play the banjo and I am a vegetarian. I am trying my hardest to live life to the fullest and have a good time! I can be reached at meganbranham@me.com Hope to hear from someone soon!

  95. Name: Zoe
    Area: California
    I’m into crafts but have had a hard time with them the last few years. I have an indie side but I’d consider myself more of a Victoriana-goth when it comes to interests. I used to hold a ghost story night every month to catch up on Hallowe’ens past that didn’t end with ghost stories, just gross movies that weren’t spooky at all. I like old books ranging from 1850-1970. Love L.M. Montgomgery, Miss Read, Christopher Morley, Vladimir Nabokov, Steinbeck, beat-stuff, Holly Golightly (character and singer). Favourite film is Kamikaze Girls, though mostly I dig relaxing, witty stuff and am sick of so much filth & tension in entertainment as well. Also play a lot of Animal Crossing. Prefer pen palling to e-palling and have for years. For me it’s never gone away, just gotten too difficult to find. Do NOT like the overused term snail-mail as it likens to a period when to do anything but email was considered low. (Silicon Valley stunk like that.) Please write to dreaminggirlishATyahooDOTcom
    put indiefixx in the subject heading ^_^

  96. Hi I’m Amy, 29 and mother to a little girl 1 1/2 years old. I love to read almost anything especially the classics. I love listening to music, blogging, searching Etsy and the web
    in general. I would love a penpal to write letters to and send packages to. amyhodges@gmail.com

  97. Would love a pen pal…I’m a newly engaged 25 year old woman. I’m marrying my friend, whom i love very much. I think I see life and love differently then most. My fiance is currently in Kuwait. He’s not in the army, just took a good job there. I would just love to have a complete stranger to exchange thoughts with. You can email me at:
    elizamarieful@gmail.com

  98. I am a 25 year old free-spirited, ambitious, warm-hearted woman, currently living in a town about 25 miles from New Orleans, LA. Grew up as an army brat so I have lived in and experienced cities of all shapes and sizes. I’m newly engaged to my friend whom I love very much. Currently he is in Kuwait though so I am kind of playing it solo keeping busy with work and my art. If I had to define myself occupation-wise then I am a photographer, painter & artist instructor. I am also in my junior year of college pursuing a BFA in graphic design at the Art Institute of Chicago. I would definitely consider myself to be consumed by all types of music & art because those two are what I am passionate about and basically what inspires me.I would like to exchange thoughts with someone. If you’d like to be my new pen pail, please feel free to email me at: elizamarieful@gmail.com

  99. Hey everyone!

    I’m a 25 year old artist currently living in a town about 25 minutes from New Orleans, LA. I grew up as an army brat so I have lived in many different cities big and small over the years. I am newly engaged and my fiance is all the way in Kuwait right now. He’s not in the army or anything but just took a job there. I’m a huge music junkie, fan of classic movies, photographer, painter and student at the Art Institute of Chicago in Graphic Design. That’s not the whole story πŸ™‚ This is my first time ever trying to do snail mail. If you want to exchange thoughts…feel free to email me. elizamarieful@gmail.com

  100. This…is awesome. I always go out of my way to find excuses to send my friends letters, and ironically I was just searching for doodle inspiration for a letter I’m writing now when I stumbled across this site.

    I never had a penpal, most of my friends did in elementary school but for some reason my classes never did it. I’m 18 years old and going to be a sophomore in college, and I live on Long Island, NY. I LOVE music, my favorite band of all time is The Beatles, and I also love artsy stuff, like doodling or photography, though I sorta fail at making things myself.

    Email me! lchmiss@gmail.com

  101. What a great find! I miss the days of mail anticipation, and would love to get “happy mail” more often. My name is Tonya. I’m 37, live in Oregon, read, write, scrapbook, love history and genealogy, travel…. Feel free to email me at tonyamra@comcast.net

  102. Hej!

    I am an Ethnographer and a Culture Anthropologist from POland, almost Stockholm’s University Fashion Studies graduate but also a jewelry and accessories designer.
    I make mainly folklore and nature inspired colorful hand cut and hand embroidered felt brooches, ribbon/beads earrings and mixed media necklaces.
    I have long snail-mail history. it used to be the most intense in high-school, but some of the friendships last a decade despite the space and time!

  103. Hello! I would love to have a pen-pal! I live in the US. My interests are people and most things. I love do it yourself and handmade things. I’m an art fanatic. I also love to read (mostly classics, fairy tales, and children’s books), sew, crochet, stand up comedy, hiking, trying/tasting/doing new things. I am a newly graduated nurse and many other things. Drop me a line!! I’d love to hear from you. My e-mail is scab4 at hotmail.com

  104. Hi, my name is Brian and my girlfriend found a penpal from this site. Boiling with jealousy, I wanted one also. I enjoy writing, reading, gardening, learning new skills, and playing guitar. Recently my passion has been “keep life simple” projects… walk/bike to work, grow your own leeks, brew your own iced tea, and stuff like that. aurendrosl@aol.com

  105. Hi there! I’m Shirley, a 24 year old girl from Costa Rica. I love photography, collections, cooking/eating, nature, psychology, poetry, etc.

    I just adore snailmail, getting to know someone from a different corner of the world and surprising each other. Most time I prefer to write short messages through postcards, notecards, or greeting cards, but I like letters too. I reply to anything I get so if you do the same the chain will never break πŸ˜‰

    Msg me πŸ™‚
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/shirley-postcards/
    http://www.postcrossing.com/user/shirleycr

  106. Hi there! I’m Shirley, a 24 year old girl from Costa Rica. I love photography, collections, cooking/eating, nature, psychology, poetry, etc.

    I just adore snailmail, getting to know someone from a different corner of the world and surprising each other. Most time I prefer to write short messages through postcards, notecards, or greeting cards, but I like letters too. I reply to anything I get so if you do the same the chain will never break πŸ˜‰

    Msg me πŸ™‚
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/shirley-postcards/
    http://www.postcrossing.com/

  107. My name is Erin. I’m 29, back in school and planning a wedding to my wonderful fiance. I have a really soft spot for papergoods and penpals. Would love one!

  108. Hi! My names Camille. Im 17 years old and from California. I’m currently a senior, graduating on June 4th. I’d love to have a pen pal thats some where in the US(: I love to blog, read mangas, and I love clothes/fashion! I already have two pen pals, but I absolutist love to write, so e-mail me if interested!

    camillelele@yahoo.com
    or if you have tumblr, ask me here
    http://camillelelee.tumblr.com/ask

  109. I would love to start a snail mail revolution!

    I’m an English literature student from Sydney, Australia. I like books, art, feminist theory, eating risotto, drinking chai tea from my giant orange mug, buying things on etsy.org, cutting my own fringe, drawing little pictures and sticking them in unusual places, sewing, wearing the colour red and most of all, I love to write!
    Send me an email or visit my blog at takingteawithladyluff.blogspot.com πŸ™‚
    peace xxx

  110. Hello everyone! I am a 22-year-old married female from North Dakota. I love getting mail! I love everything that I receive in the mail. (well besides bills and junk mail) I love the color pink, Cats, Tattoos, Music, Coffee, Pens, Stickers, Stamps, etc. I would love to have anyone as a penpal!! you can email me to get my address at katie_suchla@hotmail.com

  111. Hi! I’m living in the Netherlands, and often stuck behind my computer. I am so used to using my computer as a way of connecting- I think it would super amazing to get some REAL mail- I used to love being a pen pal in my younger days. I’m into art, photography, love, and my boyfriend πŸ™‚

    Lorraine

  112. Hi There! My name is Katherine and I would love some penpals! I am 25 and married. I’m a University student. I love to send snail mail & mail art! (I’m a member of LWA) I am into: crafting, (altering) vintage clothing, zines, etsy, tattoos, thrift stores and junk. My favourite bands are: Beat Happening, Half Japanese, Billy Bragg, The Smiths/Morrissey, Dead Milkmen, Lou Reed, Young Marble Giants, Swans, Heavenly…..
    Let’s write some letters! email me at: creep.mouse (a.t) yahoo [dot] com

  113. Hey, Umm well i just also happened to stumble over this amazing idea too when i wanted a penpal : )
    I’ve linked my blog if any one is interested.
    Thankyou : )

  114. Hi everyone:) My name is Monique and I am almost 17. I live in the hot state of Arizona and am definitely leaving for college. I enjoy Asian Pop Culture, Baking, Dance, Piano, Zombies, and Stickers.

    I would love a penpal anywhere! I will send more than just letters; I will share memories and maybe even some small gifts.

    Check my blog out to learn more about me! And if you want to be my penpal go to my tumblr and post a message here: http://wewalkskylines.tumblr.com/ask

  115. hello there! my name is alma. i’m 20 yrs. old and i am from so. cali. i love to be creative although there is not much creativeness in me, but i try. i enjoy baking and decorating cakes along with candy melt molding, if that’s even how you say it. i could be nerdy/dorky, but i think that’s what makes me, well me. i say the lamest things at times and laugh at them because i know how lame they are. well thats about it, if you’d like to learn more about me, feel free to contact me!
    almitatwelve@aol.com

  116. Hai…
    Im Pandora πŸ™‚
    Im from west yorkshire in england
    i love writing
    and photography
    and avon makeup πŸ™‚

    I have a lovely boyfriend
    he smells lovely all the time
    and he has a very nice tatoo

    Gigs are my thing. they make me cry and feel alive πŸ™‚ ive met a few people from a few bands…
    id like to manage to meet more…

    im always up for a chat… or listen to you rant…
    my tumblr is…. http://www.pandorathebear.tumblr.com
    contact me via there πŸ™‚

  117. Ohh this is delightful. My name is Paige and I was just talking to a friend of mine about doing a pen pal project on my blog when she sent me this link. I really, really, want to have multiple pen pals and get really creative with the letters. I love to travel, someday I’d like to be able to say I’ve thoroughly been around the world. I also love to write and read others’ writing. And last, I love music. I love going to shows and meeting musicians. It sucks my money like none other.
    You can (and I so hope you do) email me at
    paigevbaker@gmail.com

  118. Hello, my name is Alisa and most people pronounce it wrong. You say it like ‘Alyssa’. I’m sixteen years old and I live in Alabama but I wish to travel so badly. I love foreign places and things. I like reading and singing. I enjoy doing crafts when I have nothing to do. I’m an extremely shy person but once I get to know you not so much! I love music and going to gigs. I’m a dork that loves watching movies and kitty cats. I want someone I could send pretty packages to! So if you’d like to be pen pals email me at:
    loveelikethis@live.com

  119. Hey. My name is Valentina. I’m 21 years old and have lived in South Africa since I was 6. I LOVE reading, butternut, picnics, animals, going to different restaurants, weddings, watching live music and googling stuff. I enjoy ATTEMPTING to sew, photograph, cook and bake, among others.
    And I’d really love to have a pen pal. So my e-mail is: val_madeinitaly@hotmail.com
    Look forward to hearing from you πŸ™‚

  120. well hello there everyone Im Ari
    and i love the smell of salty air i cant seem to get enough of it but being out here in Texas for about 5 years has me longing for the ocean brez, I love graphic novels and vampire books long before twilight not that i dont like twilight, i also love black and white movies and B rated movies, i love Anime and any thing Japanese especially Sushi. I enjoy meeting all kinds of people from across the country and world i like to knit but i really suck at it and my scarfs come out all wrong but i kinda like them that way. well folks thats all i got for now ttyl
    *cheers*

  121. I’m a 19 year old girl living in Michigan. I am a tattoo artist/apprentice. I love hello kitty, baking, high fashion, tattoos (of course) and anything and everything girly! id love to have a penpal to send cute letters a gifts to!

    lets be penpals! theaustinlaura@yahoo.com

  122. Hello, Like so many other people on here I have been collecting cool stationary for years but have it piling up in the drawer (no one to send it to). I LOVE SURFING, Music, and being crafty, I love creating things whether a screenplay, painting, or quilt my interest are quite diverse, my boyfriend blames all my artistic mediums on having a short attention span, but I just love creating…

  123. Hi, this is Wei QI from Malaysia. I love writing letter and collect beautiful stamps.
    I had a penpal before but one day, she stopped writing to me and i don’t know why, no letter from her anymore…
    So, i hope to get a new pen pal here and if you want to write to me, feel free to leave me a message. ^^

    weiqi.bloom@gmail.com

  124. Hi all! I am so excited about this. I tried penpaling 2 years ago and loved it and now I’m dying to do it again.
    Well, I’m 24 and mommy of 2. Since becoming a stay at home mom, I’ve become absolutely OBSESSED with crafting. So far I knit, crochet, and make stuffies. I’d really like to start working with polymer clay and embroidery.
    Other obsessions: watching indie flicks, baking (love my desserts!), photography, reading, cuddling, writing short stories…
    I wish I could spend more time finding new music to listen to but some of my fav bands are placebo, deftones, lykke li, broken social scene, and paramore (among many others).
    OK, I think thats long enough, lol. One thing I’d really like to do is swap crafts, photos, etc.
    Can’t wait to make new friends!

    rockrchic886@yahoo.com

  125. I’d love to participate.
    My name is Amy, i’m 21 years old, living in Queensland Australia.
    I live with my family, my wonderful boyfriend and all our animals. I have 2 pet rats that I adore.

    My interests include art, sending and recieving mail, reading, writing, movies, music, spending hours in book shops, cooking and baking…

    send me an email if your interested in writing, i’d love to meet heaps of rad people.

    microwave24@hotmail.com

  126. Hi my name is Sumer.. I use to have a lot of pen pals when i was in high school but we all kind of went our own ways.. Anyways I live in Texas i’m 20 years old. I’m married and i have a baby who will be a year in July… I love to bake, i take tons of pictures of everything, I LOVE music (all kinds), and im in to moer stuff just cant think of any at this point.. I blog over at http://sumerlovin89.blogspot.com/ if you want to take a look and if you want to or e-mail me.

    sumer.hill89@yahoo.com

  127. Hiya =) My name is Nicola, i’m and from Scotland. Live with my bf and our daft german shepherd dog. Like things from different places all over the world, whether it be a letter/postcard or some random ephemera, anything! (Its the thought that counts). LOVE tattoos, music, films, zines, mail art (tho i’m a beginner!).
    Thanks!

    c.nicola@ymail.com

  128. Hello! I love writing letters and crafting small surprises to send via snail mail!!!

    11064 Buggy Whip Dr.
    Jacksonville FL 32257

    I always reply!

  129. Hey! I’m Kristine, but most people call me Krista or Kris. I’m a typical leo & am very outgoing. I tend to go through phases ranging usually from Joni Mitchell to Joan Jett. I live just outside Toronto but am literally downtown every weekend for something.

    I love black, grey & white. Soft rich purple, hot pink & teal blues&greens. Studs & sequins. Fashion, Lighting Design (Theatre & Music), and of course music. I also like dinosaurs, hippos & giraffes. I’ve been in love with all things paper related since I was extremely small, and love writing love notes to my closest friends. I hope to add some more to that list.

    kcrowley@hotmail.com : hope to hear from you soon!

  130. Hi there! What a wonderful idea… My name is Beatrice, i live in Paris, i’m married and gave birth to a baby boy 11 months ago. I’d love to have one or several pen-pals. I’m very much into scrapbooking, art journaling, writing, etc. My email is: goupy@free.fr

  131. Hello. :]

    I’m Siobhan, and this has gotten me very excited! I’m a 21-year-old university student and literature lover from roughly the very middle of England. I sew like a crazy lady (even though I’m not very good yet), crochet (mostly amigurumi) and draw.

    I also enjoy learning new recipes when I can afford the ingredients, hanging out in the park with my housemates and getting exciting things in the post!

    I’d like to exchange letters, little packages (it’ll give me an excuse to spend more time at the sewing machine!) and anything else with people anywhere in the world.

    Hope to make some new pen friends soon!

    shevsm@hotmail.com

  132. My name is Rosie and I’m 22 years old. I live in a beautiful place – Wellington, New Zealand. My friend has recelty introduced me to the world of cratfing and penpals. I like the idea of getting something in the mail that isn’t a bill! I love music, dance, travel, tatoos and the colour pink. I would love to exchange letters, postcards, mix cds and little packages.

  133. Hi there! I am still looking for penpals!

    My name is Ashley and im 21 years old.I live in TN and I love long letters that arrive in the mail with creative envelopes or just something that stands out. I also love package penpals! There is just something that makes me so giddy when I get letters and packages in the mail!!

    I collect buttons, colored bottles,&
    postcards. I <3 : thrift stores, yardsales, vintage, kitsch, stationery, slams, fat mail, surprises,etsy, homemade, animals, photography, tattoos, blogs, the color sea green, and more. πŸ™‚

    I love love love blogs now.
    Its something new to me and I started one not long ago (jinxspinx.blogspot.com)
    So if you have a interesting blog about anything/everything, just shoot me an email and Ill check it out too.

    You can find me at sympathetic_kitty@yahoo.com

    If you wanna become snail mail pals.
    Please let me know if you want to
    write first or would rather I.

    I swap Slams, stationery, stickers, and random stuff in envelopes and packages. πŸ™‚

    –Ashley

  134. Yo I am in Brasil for one year on exchange, but live in Australia, although I was born in Ireland. I love travelling, music & recieving mail, snail mail is always best. Send me a letter and I’ll bother to reply(okay so I sleep, read and listen to my ipod five hours a day…I have time).
    Miss Chloe Dempsey
    Rua Antonio Barbosa 62,
    Jardim Roland,
    86600-000,
    RolΓ’ndia
    ParanΓ‘
    Brasil

    xx

  135. I have always been curoius, I want to have a penpal! I have always liked stuff like this. I would love to get mail, I have always enjoyed reading. Maybe it will even improve my writing. πŸ˜€ I’m always willing to learn for I strive on becoming better it the things I do, but not everyones perfect so not much is may be expected but an open mind. It would help to relieve some stress in life. I love anime, sewing, traveling to different places, music, and many other things~ I know I might have not written as much as I should have, but I hope you e-mail me. It would be fun to have a penpal!
    πŸ˜€
    smiletospring@gmail.com

  136. ah! i would love love love to have penpals!! its been years and i totally have a secret love for postage stamps and handwriting.

    my names lara. im aussie, 24 years old. love art, music, craft, life. would love to share stories! πŸ™‚

  137. Hi!! I LOVE this project!! I’m a 27 year-old teacher from Mexico, and would love to have 2 or 3 pen pals from around the world!!
    I love crafts, films, music, reading and languages. I’d love to practice my french (which isn’t very good! -__-!) email me if interested, I’d be glad to be your Pen Pal! <3 anachabelita@yahoo(dot)com

  138. I am a 19 year old, Drug-Free, Computer Tech student who resides in Michigan!

    I love pop punk, horror movies, baking, hello kitty, going to shows to watch my boyfriend play, cheese, tattoos, french bulldogs, and naps :).

    I enjoy writing letters, and getting to know people :). Be my penpal!

    caitiesailor@live.com

  139. Hi Im MaryBeth and I live in in the Mojave Desert village of Joshua Tree
    California. I am an avid photographer and although I have been paid for my work I still consider myself a student with so many thing to learn and experiment with. I love old things,vintage,thrifted,found etc.
    I run a vintage shop on Etsy and am in the process of opening another shop of photography all printed with earth kind materials and recycled paper. I love children, nature,creativity,movement, learning,reading,talking and writing.
    I would love to have pen pals. Like the rest of you I miss real mail!
    I am my granddaughters pen pal and get more enjoyment out of creating new ways to write and send special packages.
    I would Love to be your Pen Pal!
    ~Hugs
    desertnana2005@gmail.com

  140. Hi,

    I appear to be one of very few gentlemen who are looking for a pen friend on here,

    My name is Callum, I’m a 20 year old Composer / Producer living in London, UK.

    Be my pen friend? I’d love to get to know you if you – i’m very much into writing, music, films, thinking, vegetarian / vegan cooking,

    callumreadmusic@hotmail.com

  141. Hi! I’m Marielle. I’m 24 years old and live in Brooklyn, NY with my husband and our mangy rescue cat, Harvey Dent. I work in non-fiction publishing and spend most of my off-time reading comics, watching anime, and knitting like a fiend! Any pen pal of mine will be sure to find a knit surprise in their mailbox sooner or later! I’d love someone to talk with about crafting, writing, tea, religion… whatever your thought of the day is!

    Be my pen pal! marielle.messing@gmail.com πŸ™‚

  142. Oh I love this project! I used to have penpals in many moons ago and miss them dearly!

    I’m RJ, a work-at-home-wife living in small town Canada, just outside Toronto. I have a cat, a love of reading, gardening and all things crafty.

    I’d love to share letters and little packages of joy with you! If you decide to get in touch, please let me know you found me here so I don’t accidentally delete your email as spam! :S

    Cheers!
    designedbyrj {at} gmail {dot} com

  143. Hi I am Shelly, and I live a bit over an hour outside of Washington D.C. I would love another penpal! (I have 2)
    I love my family, but also music, art, Gardening and attempting to quilt. Reading is another favorite, with my kitty Lem by my side!! Can’t wait to write you!

  144. My name is Mariah Faith
    I live, sleep, and breathe for music.
    It’s the only thing that gets me through the day and I love all different types of it, with acoustic topping the list of course. I would love to have a couple more penpals to share my obsession with writing with.
    xomariahfaith@gmail.com if you would like to write me.

  145. Greetings, Earthling.

    A few months ago, I experienced true heartbreak. I believe what I had was permanent, but as it turns out.. it was only temporary.

    Prior to our parting, I made a promise to my then significant other that I would show the world how I felt about him – I would make it so that wherever he goes, he will always know that he is loved.

    Having racked my brain for a way to show him, I finally decided on stickers.
    β€œStickers?” you ask.
    β€œStickers.” I say.
    I’ve made up small packets of stickers, each representing something about our relationship – a piece of β€œus”, if you will. My goal is to get these stickers out to people, and up all over the world.

    With any luck, the recipients of these stickers (that’s you guys) will take photos of them, wherever they end up. The photos that I receive will be compiled into a book for him. Each photo you send brings me that much closer to fulfilling my promise.

    Would you like a sticker pack? Send me an email, I’ll send one right out. πŸ™‚

    You can also visit me at:
    http://www.stickupforlove.com

    More about me? If you insist!

    I love sending (and receiving) mail.
    I collect postcards.
    I make mix CDs that will make you want to dance in your underpants.
    I love robots, penguins, and cookies.
    Let’s be friends.
    stickupforlove@gmail.com – I’d love to hear from you!

  146. I’m Rose. I’m a computer science student (yeah I know… sucky!)I’m 21 years old and I live in Caracas, Venezuela. I like cute things, nice music, wine, and clothes. I love owls,the colors purple, yellow & turquoise, jewelry and cooking. I’d love many penpals. I like to write, read, take pictures and I would love to start crafting like most of you pretty ladies. My email address is:
    rosa.melville@gmail.com

  147. My name is Barbara. I live in rural New York state with 5 birds and one cat. I love to make art, sew, crochet, recycled crafts, gardening and just recently photography. I would love to have some penpals who would enjoy mail art and small exchanges. Please contact me at bkanelewis@gmail.com Looking forward to hearing from you!

  148. Dori here!
    I’m 19 years of age and I live in Canada. I love writing, photography, drawing, and other forms of arts & crafts. I will be going to college for Photography in September. I am quite opinionated as you’ll find in my blog: http://www.dorithegiant.com! I like to see how other people view the world, and how other people live their lives! Pen pals anyone?

    dori@dorithegiant.com

  149. I’ve had my PO box for almost a year and I find that I go weeks without checking my mail because there is nothing there but bills–and even most of my bills come virtually. I love getting mail and I miss getting letters, postcards and packages in the mail. I would absolutely love to start finding treasure at the post office again. Anyone else ever feel that way?

    I answer to the name, Gypsy. I’m an artist—creative to the core. That’s generally the best place to start with me because almost everything else seems to stem back to that fact. I love to make and explore art and artistic things. I believe in balance like a religion, I strive to achieve it in every aspect of my life, be it my relationships, my interests, views or my actions. Fortunately with balance has come variety, and I’ve found that I rather like variety. This is apparent in my taste in music, movies, books, people, activities, etc. The list of things I don’t like is often shorter than the list of things I do.

    Interested in trading letters, postcards, care packages, artist trading cards, book swapping, etc. I’m also open to any unique ideas and interesting takes on creative penpalling.

    Check out my website http://www.Gypsyfyre.webs.com
    My PO Box is on my contact page.

  150. I used to write tons of letters when I was younger and I miss that! I would love to get to know new people from around the world, learn about your everyday life and creativity, write and get letters in the mail and find someone to exchange small packages and ideas with.

    I’m 32 and live in Norway with my boyfriend and our little son in a small house with a garden. I have a long list of things I really like — books, music, vintage/retro things, flea markets & thrift stores, knitting, tea, writing letters and cards, photography, scarves, cats, skiing, crafting, surfing etsy and blogs, interior magazines, baking, graphic design, travelling, interior design, sports…

    My email is melisdryss[@]gmail[.]com

  151. My name is Rachel. I currently live in Texas, but hate it. I hope to start making & selling my own crafts this upcoming summer. I love acoustic/indie music, & despise rap, hip hop, & r&b. I enjoy to read & find crafts to one day make online ( : I’m really shy at first, but I do eventually get comfortable talking. You can email me at mailkrl@yahoo.com!

  152. My name is Caitlin. I’m 21 years old, and I live in Tennessee. I just moved back here from Austin, Texas (love that place).
    I love anything to do with music, movies, books, traveling, and vintage decor and/or fashion.
    I am currently a nursing student, but my past majors included English, Theatre, and Communications.
    I am a brand new mom of my son, Connor, so I wouldn’t mind having another mom to share advice/concerns/experiences with.
    My e-mail is tonicsleuth@aol.com! I’d love to hear from any lady that sees me “fit” as a pen pal! πŸ™‚

  153. Hey Im Carly!

    I love handwriting letters and I’ve always wanted a penpal when i was litter. I love doing crafts and just expierence life! Right now Im currently a freshman in college and am ready to get done. I love cooking shows, photography, and skirts Some of my favorite other shows are House and Fringe. Im a really friendly person, but a little shy at first. If you wanna chat just hit me up! =]

  154. This is such a great idea!!! :] I’ve always wanted to have a penpal. Let me introduce myself, my friends call me Munch and I am a full time student. I am from the Philippines and I’m fond of reading,writing, doodling, baking cookies and fountain pens. :]

    wolves1018@yahoo.com

  155. I would love a pen pal to send and recieve letters. I’m all for technology but nothing beats a letter.

    I’m 21 years old, from London UK. Currently a university student. I love music, films, photography, making things, baking, travelling etc.

    my email is purplebells@hotmail.co.uk

  156. Wow, I’d LOVE a penpal!

    I love handwriting letters, making them pretty, and putting lots of cute stickers on things! I love fuzzy little animals and flowers. I’m a photography junkieand love my vintage camera. I also like lomography, typewriters, and watching Jane Eyre with Toby Stephens. I also love watching House, cooking, and rambling in my blog! (it pretty much says everything about me) I’m also a college student, going to be a Junior next semester! If you want to chat, hit up my blog, or email me! I’m very friendly!

  157. My name is Kori Lyn and I am a fanatic for all things hand-made and hand-crafted. I would love to have a penpal that is into the indie scene. I love all things crafty. Music – She & Him, Tegan and Sara, Kings of Leon. I love Music! I am 25 and single and would love to be as part of this project.
    my email is misskorilyn@gmail.com

  158. I’ve never had a penpal, but this would be great. I live in So. Calif with my husband and 12 year old son. I’m a vintage clothes junkie, crafter and I love going to garage sales and flea markets. I recently started making jewelry. If anyones iterested in writing and sharing new ideas in crafting or vintage clothes contact me. email: trischw@aol.com

  159. Hi there! I’m Yana what’s to say? I’m a makeup artist currently working at a craft store. You can find me hanging around at the tattoo studio where my baby works or behind the pages of a book or magazine. I’m currently restoring a vintage caravan. I love to get mail that isn’t an overdue phone bill! I live in Australia. Hopefully ill be spending money on stamps to send you things!
    yanagrant@gmail.com

  160. I would LOVE some real mail!
    I love reading, letterboxing, music, nature, Anime/Manga/Cosplay, costuming, creating, gardening and many other things. I also love learning about new things. I am 38 and live in the US. All letters are welcome. πŸ™‚

    lilkodamas@hotmail.com

  161. Hello everyone,
    I am 30 and I live in Ontario, Canada. This is very exciting for me. Few things get my heart racing like getting something special in the mail! I love altered art, paper projects, homemade books etc.

    I would love a penpal who enjoys exchanging little art projects and sharing altered art ideas. I like Indie style all the way, but I find any form of altered art and paper projects fascinating.

    My email is jazdancin@gmail.com
    Take Care,
    Jasmin

  162. hi! my name is Jessica, i’m 23 years old, i live in Portland Oregon, and i just so happen to be looking for an international pen pal. I have a life to do list, sort of like a bucket list i suppose and one of the things i have left, well one of the many, is to have a foreign pen pal. I’m not in a position in my life to be able to travel the world so i figure what better way to experience it then through the eyes of a native. I would love to hear from one or many if interested πŸ™‚

  163. Oooh I want a penpal! My name is Crystal, 32 yr old mother of two little girls living in sunny southern california..i love crafts and photography, and am starting to get into cooking outside of my comfort zone…

  164. Hi I’m Mindy. I am 31 almost 32, been divorced almost a year no kids but a dog that is just like a toddler LOL. I work for an international freight forwarder and am interested in meeting people from all over the world. I enjoy music and have just started into the very addicting hobby of scrapbooking. I had a few penpals when I was a kid and this is just the neatest thing. Can’t wait for my first snail mail.

  165. Hi im Tillie. Im just about to turn 21, i love music, art, photography and well, most things wonderful. I looooove writing and recieving post!

    I am all the way on the otherside of the world, New Zealand, to be exact, so I wonder if anyone might want to write to me? I am sure that we could have some fun and become cute snail mail penpals! Oh yes! It simply sounds delightful.

  166. Hi, this is Ri from S.Korea! I used to exchange snail mails with some pen pals around the world for a while. I want to restart writing cute and beautiful letters to people from different countries. I especially like writing long letters! πŸ˜€ Because I am a serious person, I enjoy some philosophical and meaningful stories!! Anyone who is interested, feel free to contact me. My email address is janggoo1@gmail.com I will be looking forward to hearing from you soon!

  167. This is such a great idea! I love writing letters and used to do it all the time when I was younger.

    I live about one mile from the beach in Los Angeles, CA. I knit, make jewelry, love to read, drink tea and eat any form of chocolate. I don’t have a blog but love reading other people’s blogs and find myself doing it for 2-3 hours at a time. (I recently got laid off from my job. I am really enjoying this time off and am trying to advantage of it. I love working and right now, it feels great to not have to set my alarm.) I have a white cat who I rescued named Sarah who is uber cute!

    I will write to anyone! My email is: js_blakely@msn.com.

  168. This is such an awesome idea!!
    Reading through all your comments most seem to be from USA, im from the UK, so i hope there is somebody who would like to write to me too!!

    A bit about me, Im 21 and currently at University in Bournemouth studying Fine Art, for which i make arty type films (http://www.vimeo.com/lanaaprees if youd like to go look!)
    I enjoy reading, watching films, lots of music, going to gigs, baking, shopping for cute things, and my hair.
    ginjavision@hotmail.co.uk is my email!

  169. I’d love some pen pals. Here is a little bit about me.

    22, San Diego State University alumni, former/future English major, newlywed, bleeding heart liberal, quirky, sleepy, bibliophile, world traveler (in training), tea drinker,pacifist,feminist, animal activist, soon to be mom.

    R.BrandtFisher@gmail.com

    PS: I am hosting a mail swap at my blog right now so if you want to find more people interested in getting some snail mail check out my blog.

  170. Hello! My name is Caitie Sailor. I’m 18 years old and I live in Michigan. Just moved back from TX. While in TX me and my friends would write letters, but now that I’m here there’s no point. I’d love to write letters again!

    I’m in college to be a PC Tech. Big lover of music, movies, and dogs. Someday I’d like a french bulldog to cuddle and to live in Austin, TX, but for now cuddling my boyfriends pugs will do >.<

    caitiesailor@live.com

  171. Hello,
    I love writing letters and sending trinkets in the mail. I work at a bookstore, buy way too many books, and love to garden. I have two pugs, Captain von Pickles and Lily Bean which take up a majority of my time. I’m a very simple person, e-mail me and hopefully we can start writing.

  172. Hi everyone *waving* I’m Denise! I’m 30 years old and live in Maine with my husband and 2 crazy cats! (they love to help me make a mess when crafting!) I would love to find a few penpals to be great friends with! I love to do crafts, crochet, sewing, recycled crafts and would love to find someone who would like to do some small swaps (FQ’s, Buttons, crafty items etc..) If anyone is interested please email me! crabbypunk79@yahoo.com
    I hope to be sending and receiving letters soon!

  173. Hi! I’m Brittney, but people call me Luna. I’m almost 20. I live in Michigan. I’m a photo editor. I love animals. I crochet, and sew, and I make a lot of stuff. I’m looking to branch out and looking for someone to write too! my email is ryuluna@gmail.com, and I’m looking foreword to talking to you!

  174. hey there! am from uganda i love writing letters traditionally and exchanging craft and stuff i look at snail mail as more sensitive to soul than modern letter transmission and hey some one get to me we start it off my first letter will be the bestest you ever read XOXO!!

  175. I am from nebraska and looking for a pen pal for my son. He is 6 and his teacher is requiring it for a homework activity for school to meet children from around the world. I think its a great idea! He is just learning to read and write. I have looked at many websites all require money to sign up or need to be at least 8 years old. Please help!

  176. Hi,I would love to have some penpals! I’m mother to three daughters,all grown now:Rebecca 28 who’s married,Amanda and Geneveve 23 and on their own. My husband and I live in an older manufactured home on 2 acres. We have 3 cats and 1 dog and my 91 year-old father moved in with us last year. I love arts and crafts and vegetable gardening canning and cooking,reading.you can write me at 13905-235th St SE Snohomish,Washington 98296 0r e-mail tilelady53@yahoo.com

  177. I really love this idea! I just started reading your blog and hope it is not too late to join in on the letter writing fun. About me, I’m 25 and live in Portland,OR. I feel new to this world of crafting and blogging about it online, but am enjoying all that you can learn and share. I like sewing, embroidery, knitting and really just trying out new crafts. A friend and I have a craft blog together, http://sweetathena.blogspot.com/.
    If you want to write me, email me at jfox1217(@)gmail(.)com
    Yay penpals!

  178. Hey my name is Jasmine.I’m 21 years old and live in a not too big or small city here in Virginia. I am a really fun and open-minded type of person I get along with just about anyone.I have been penpaling almost 2 years now and I really enjoy it to the fullest!!! I like to make my envelopes myself and I also participate in swaps. I am looking for a penpal that enjoys writting long and chatty letters and also to keep up with the friendship. All countries are welcomed. My email is nikkigunns[at]gmail.[com] thanx and I look forward to berfriending new pals ^.^

  179. Hi there! I’ve always admired the art of letter writing and have aspired to be better at it. What better way than to get a pen pal?! My name is Blanca and I’m a 29 year old Californian. I’ve been married about 2 and a half years and am a social worker in the medical field. I speak Spanish and am very interrested in learning to speak French. I love to travel, cooking, trying new foods and like many others have LOTS of stationary ready to be used. Plus, plenty of scrap booking paper that would make a lovely letter just for you! Email me at sweetline at gmail.com. Looking forward to making new pen-pals!

  180. Hi everyone! My name is Sheri, 32, and I love my dog. I just moved to Knoxville and am settling in quite well! I love photography and metal work. I think that this is a great idea. I miss the days of actually being able to hold a letter in my hands. You can reach me at somesayfoto@gmail.com

  181. Oh my gosh! How did I miss this post??? Letter writing is dear to my heart, but never a reason to write anymore except for the occasional ‘thank you’ note! Here’s my info:

    I’m Jen, 38yo mother to a 3 1/2yo firecracker of a girl. A long time ago, I went to art school. I’m a metalsmith/designer/jeweler who fancies reclaimed materials (esp. buttons). I love to work in the garden. My secret dream is to have a little farm with chickens and Pygmy goats.

    I live in Maine 45 minutes away from the ocean which is such a treat in the summer! Love to find a penpal!
    jen@quenchmetalworks.com

  182. Hi. πŸ™‚

    I’m late here, but wanted to try and catch a few of you. I emailed 2 of you, but thought I would post also.

    I am 31, married, mom of 2 little ones 4 & under, a Christian, Southern US girl, avid reader, love beautiful photography, collect quotes, fabric, paper. Have lofty dreams of creating/sewing/selling someday but find it hard to find time. I’m almost a complete vegetarian and was raised that way by my parents. I love to write, but haven’t had a penpal in YEARS. And I blog. Sporadically. πŸ™‚

    http://www.thisismimileigh.blogspot.com
    mimileighdesign {at} gmail {dot} com

  183. Hi! I’m Pam-I’m 39, soon to be 40. I live in the Pacific Northwest, USA with my husband and 3 dogs. I love all types of crafting but my favorite is embroidery. I love receiving mail and will write to anyone. I love meeting new people. I’m in love with all things vintage from 1890’s-1950’s. I would love to hear from you. You can email me at v1313@hotmail.com.

  184. Hi, everyone! I’m Samantha, and I’m pleased to meet you! I’m a nonpro blogger and a writer, and that means most of my writing happens here on the comp, but I’d love to have someone human to write to– not just because my handwriting is degrading from lack of use. I’m a Gemini and all that entails, a free thinker, a gardener, a sporadic crafter and a cat lover. I crochet and embroider when I have the time, and I’m going to grad school for writing this summer. I’m still looking for my One True, and in the meantime, I watch TV and daydream about those relationships. I’m learning Swedish because I can. I live in the Nation’s Oldest (Continually Inhabited) City. I love ethnic food, unusual music, scifi and fantasy books, roses, tea, chocolate, and walking barefoot. I’m a Geek, a little Indie, a little weird, and a bit of a gypsy. I look forward to finding someone to write to!
    Samantha – pirategirljack@gmail.com

  185. I hope I get some responses… I will look up some of the people above me, too! πŸ™‚

    I’m Alex, 23 years old, I am a wannabe singer and teacher. I live in Tennessee while I get my Master’s Degree, with my parents and our three big dogs! Other than music, I love reading, fashion, and wish I could write fiction.

    I think it would be really cool if someone could help me with my language skills by writing simple letters in German, French or Italian; but writers in English would be awesome, too! email: pinkest cubbles (@) hotmail (.) com.

  186. This is such a fun idea. I would love a few penpals. I’m a 33 year old mom to three beautiful children. I’ve been married for 12 years. I enjoy crafting, scrapbooking, cardmaking, and I’m intrigued by vintage and handmade items. We currently live in Florida. Shoot me an email if you would love to exchange snail mail addresses. My email is mestisa7@gmail.com.
    v/r
    Michele

  187. Love, love, love the idea of a pen pal! I’m 40-something and live near Seattle, Washington with my wonderful husband and handsome dog. I love stationary and meeting new people. Drop me an email and we’ll go from there.
    -Nikk
    low_tide@hotmail.com

  188. Hi. I’m Julia, 39. I live in Atlanta, GA — mother, wife, librarian, mediocre potter. My son is almost five, will start K in August. I love books, music, coffee, history, art, crafting, and politics. I’m a terrible gardener and housekeeper, I procrastinate and am addicted to Etsy. I spend a lot of time and money on making wheel and hand built pottery; I love it. It makes me happy. If you are interested in corresponding, email me at brainella@gmail.com

  189. Hi, My name is Angela and I am 42, living in California. I am the mom of 4 living children, 20, 18, 6 & 4. I have been married for 21 years and I LOVE to read. I homeschool my two youngest children and I love to travel. If you are interested in becoming pen pals you can contact me at: alemos67(at)sbcglobal(dot)net.

  190. What a lovely idea! πŸ™‚ I’m Andi and 31 (be in May). I’m from Budapest, Hungary. I love crafts (any type), pets – especially the tiny hairy ones -, digital scrapbooking, geocaching, baking cakes and cupcakes. I am in love with my city. What a taste, huh? πŸ™‚ Feel free to write me at jociandi@yahoo.com

  191. If you are still working on the penpal project, I would love to join in πŸ™‚

    I’m 25 and happily living in Ohio. I would prefer female penpals. πŸ™‚ Anywhere in the world is just fine with me. I am currently studying Russian.

    I love to read and am currently reading Chronicles of Amber. Sharon Shinn is my favorite author.

    I love being outside as well as just relaxing indoors πŸ™‚

  192. Hi, what a great project! I’ve had some pen pals from all over the world when I was 12/13 years old! That was so much fun. Now I’m 37 and I would love to write some real letters on real paper again!
    I’m a television journalist (I’m addicted to other people stories, I guess). Married, 2 children (5y & 8months). I live near Amsterdam. rosestreet@gmail.com

  193. Hi! My name is Amber and I had a French penpal when I was in the 5th grade. I love to try it again! I live in Chicago with my hubby and 2 kittens. I craft, sew, crochet and DIY up my house as much as possible! It would be great to have a penpal to trade letters and maybe little crafts with! My email is

    ambersiscoe {@} gmail {dot} com

  194. Hey! I’m shivi, I’m 17!! I love the idea of this and would love a pen-pal.

    I’m from Ireland…I love books, art, poetry, any thing hand made and of course music is my life!! My email is siobhan.kingston@hotmail.com!!

    Looking forward to chatting! πŸ™‚
    xox Shivi xox

  195. Hi! I’m Amber, and this penpal project really gets me excited because I have SO much fancy, pretty paper at home and no one to send it to! I’m a 20-something living in upstate NY and working for a global tech PR agency. I’m a lover of all things handmade, sweet and pretty. I also love books, tea, wine, cooking, design and travel. Oh, and I LOVE sending mail and little treats…. so be my penpal, okay?

    amber[dot]rinehard[at]gmail[dot]com

  196. This is such a lovely idea, I’d love to participate.

    My name is Becky, I’m currently living in a sleepy little village in the east of England by the sea, although up until recently I was living in London and studying fine art/photography (now officially an art school drop out though as have left to become a mental health nurse). I’m twenty-one, and when I’m not writing essays on medical ethics I spend most of my time being creative. I love vintage fashion and objects, visiting little tearooms and collecting pretty things (thrift shop finds, fabric, yarn, art cards, stationary, notebooks, etc). I knit, sew, write a lot, bake bread and cakes (would love to swap recipes!), take many photographs and am trying to read my way through a very big bookcase of books. Feel free to contact me through my blog or by e-mailing beckyhitch @ gmail.com and we can swap addresses! I’d love to hear from you. X

  197. What a brilliant idea – I’d love a penpal! I’m Elizabeth, I’m 30 and I’m getting married in three weeks to my boyfriend, Francis. We live in the middle of the countryside in Suffolk, UK, with our terrier, Piglet. I’ve been an interiors journalist for years but I’m also a printmaker and I love screenprinting in particular. My Etsy shop keeps me busy and I spend lots of time searching for sweet stationery – it’s a bit of an addiction. I also love watching the owls in our garden, walking my dog in the fields, talking to my father-in-law’s cows, cooking, Bob Dylan and seeing my friends. I’d love to have a penpal so drop me an email at elizabeth@prettysnug.com!

  198. I’m Nat, 27, from the UK. I used to be big into penpalling, now I’m less so. I would like some genuine penpals who write long, interesting letters, sometimes do swaps, but don’t mind waiting a while when life gets in the way. I don’t weant people to forget about me after 1 or 2 letters either! I love to read, scrapbook, craft, I’m a member of Guiding in the UK and love to meet up with my friends every now and then for a few drinks and a laugh. Please email freaknatz@yahoo.com if you want more info x

  199. Hi I’d like to join in too. I have a fabo e-pal in Devon England, but I am open to others ANYWHERE for a real letter exchange. I sew, but am just getting back into crochet and am a beginning knitter. I’m in my 50’s, but don’t mind writing to someone older or younger. Love to hear from you. Email me at sbc33 at fuse dot net.

  200. i would love love love love to do this (i know i’m super duper late! ekkkk). like to many others, i also had a penpal from 3rd grade that i still talk to…we don’t write letters anymore but we’re still friends and sometimes i do sit down and write her a little letter.
    so a few things about me:
    i’m 27 from nyc, now living in yonkers.
    i have a dog named dunkin (after dunkin donuts).
    i love to paint, crochet and draw…but i haven’t done either in a while.
    i went to art school but now i work at a college prep program with youth in nyc.
    and i’m obsessed with my phone!

    anyone who wants to exchange letters can email me at missdarcytell@gmail.com or through my blog http://www.twisted-style.blogspot.com

  201. Hey! This is awesome! I have a name, but who needs it? We’ll get to that later! For now you can just call me J.. I am a 20 year old female and inspiring writer.. I love creativeness, art, and music. I dig life. I’m just a generally happy artsy fartsy drifter. I try not to stay in one place for too long.. I love watermelon flavored candy, skittles, ice tea, thrift stores and penguins. I’m just a really quirky weird dude who loves to interact with quirky weird people like myself :p well, if i catch your interest, and you think writing me would be cool, i’d love to hear from all of you! Feel free to e-mail any time and i will respond as quick as possible : ) jholloway07@hotmail.com I think it would be really cool to write to all sorts of different kinds of people and talk about anything and everything!
    Peace and love guys!! <3 <3 <3

  202. Hello! I am a 22 yr old nursing student/stay at home mom to an 8month old little girl. I am getting married in Sept 2010 on the beach to my best friend of 3 years. Anyway, my interests are : motherhood, scrapbooking, nursing, gardening, and cooking. I live in North Carolina (USA). I am excited about getting a penpal, I miss writing letters in the mail! email me at collegemedgirl09(at)gmail(dot)com

  203. Hi I’m Kel and I’d lurve a pen pal or 3! I live in a small town in MN where the air is clean and time stands still. I love music and play it loud to drown out my own singing. My 12 yo daughter does NOT appreciate this. I love handmade items and am always trying to make something new from something old. (That’s a creative way of saying I don’t throw anything away and am a huge pack rat) Reading is my drug of choice, I can’t fall asleep at night unless I’ve read a page. Mostly fantasy books. I play WoW. I love blogs and had one for years… just started a new one today. Find me there, hit the Contact link and leave me a message. Oh and a quick warning… my handwriting is not so pretty so hopefully pretty stationary will make up for it.

  204. I think this is a wonderful project, I’m already giddy thinking about getting and receiving snail mail. I’m currently going to school for graphic design bachelors, but I love all kinds of art and photography. I especially love the cute indie stuff! I live in San Jose Ca with my boyfriend and fat cat in a small small studio.
    I would love to send letters or just cute cards to brighten your day up.
    email: megameganman @ gmail.com (spaced for portection)
    blog: http://www.megscharm.com

  205. This is such a great idea and I hope to gain some long lasting penpals.

    Little tidbits about me..I’m a girl from California that is married to a Soldier of 8 years..infact today marks 8 years! I love God, scrapbooking, all sorts of crafts, reading, watching a good movie and all things snail mail! So if you think we’d click then shoot me an email, please put penpals in the subject line.

    *Kristy

  206. Hi, I’m Melissa and I would love to participate. My friends joke that I still send them snail mail all the time! I would love to have a pen pal. I’m a crafter – jewelry, quilts, random little goodies – and love nature, travel and all things retro. I’m a marine scientist, so am obviously drawn to the ocean. I’ve done the Swap-Bot thing for a while, but think it would be nice to swap letters, etc with one person you could really get to know. Looking forward to dropping a line. Contact me at mabrodeur@gmail.com then we can talk snail mail.

  207. Hi, I’m Jo Ann. I had a couple of long term penpals as a child and would love to again. I live in Iowa with my husband of over 30 years and my adult daughter. I am a retired social worker and I work part time in a different field. I have knit since I was 7 years old, love paper of all kinds (you should see my collections!) and current music. I am learning to quilt and would love to learn to paint. I read a lot and watch TV and walk my dogs and pet my cats. I am happy it is spring after a long hard winter.

    I am open to penpals of any age, from anywhere in the world. I am an avid follower of Letter Writers Alliance blog and a member. Everyone I know loves email and do not write letters anymore. Email me at jkazor@gmail.com for my snail address.

  208. Hey everyone,

    I’m 18 years old and I love receiving mail from just about anyone! Whether it’s a post card or a letter in a handmade envelope, receiving mail makes me really happy. Anyone can write to me and you can write about anything! If you have questions, I’ll answer. I’ll always respond to a post card or letter so feel free to send something my way! I look forward to hearing back from all of you

    My addy is:
    Annie Nguyen
    P.O. Box 1348
    Exton, PA 19341

    My email is:
    kawaii_crafts@yahoo.com

    Thanks for checking me out!

  209. Hello! My name is Devon. I live in Central PA with my husband (of almost a year), cat and dog. I moved to a new town after I got married and haven’t found many gals my own age (26) to hang out with. I LOVE writing letters and would be thrilled to find some new pen pal friends! Some things I enjoy are reading, writing, crafting, sewing, weaving, scrap booking, biking, music, family… and of course, letter writing! Most importantly, I am a Christian! You can visit my blog at http://smalltowngal01.blogspot.com

    livingthesmalltownlife[at]gmail[dot]com

  210. I love this! I’ve been wanting a pen pal :] I live in North Carolina where the land is beautiful and there isn’t anything but sweet southern accents. I enjoy the color brown. I like cute little things and treasure my owl collection. I am open to writing to anyone around the world. I am the wife of a Marine and will be moving to Okinawa, Japan in August and I couldn’t be more excited. I have two fur children that are my world. Email me at girlandastar@hotmail.com and we can swap addresses.

  211. Hi im Sophie 22 years old in Melbourne Australia ! I love to have penpals. I love to exchange letters and cute things threw the mail. I know im down under which is a little far,but it should be great fun plz email me ladybourbon@hotmail.com

  212. Hellooo! My name is Maria (or Ria or Mia, whichever you’d prefer) and I’m a 25 year old woman currently living in London. I’d love to have penpals again, I miss the excitement of sending and receiving πŸ™

    A bit about me, I love stationery, I’m seriously addicted, I’m also into girly things at the moment like pretty dresses and opal rings. I love to read and attempt to draw and create in general. I love making cards and am making jewellery at the moment. My music and reading tastes are quite broad, pretty much anything goes πŸ™‚

    I’d love to exchange letters, postcards, pictures and small cute things with people all over the world! email me at discoria [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk

    xx

  213. Hello..
    I found this after a Bing search. I love mail!!! email me at pob905@yahoo.com if you want to exchange letters. I love postcard pals also. Love to exchange cool little things in the mail. Facebook: Colleen Penpal or Penpal Colleen. See u!

  214. Hello everybody,

    my name is Fabienne, but please call me Fabi. I am 22 years old and from Germany.
    I love writing letters, being creative, having fun with friends, meeting friends, working in the youth centre, singing, photographing and having a walk in the nature.
    I really love the sound of my mailbox when a wonderful letter arrives at my house.
    I would love a pen pal who loves writing and being creative as well.
    If you want to write with me, surprise me with a letter. My address can be found on my blog, which address is: http://fabiscreativecorner.blogspot.com . I will be really happy to hear from you =)!

  215. Hi!
    I accidently surfed in to this bloggentry and am really glad that I did! I have been looking for a penpal for a while now, but not really knowhing where to look. I am 28 years old and live on the island of Gotland, Sweden with my boyfriend since two years and my darling cat Iris. The latter have been living with me since I moved away from home when I was 19, and most of the time we are getting along well, as long as I keep in mind that she is the one in charge! I love cooking and since I am a vegetarian I would love to swap some nice green recipes, and also find a penpal to write to about everything. Another obsession of mine is the tvserie Supernatural wich I adore. Last summer I went ghosthunting across Sweden for ten days with a couple of friends. My email is the following: sofia_norgren@hotmail.com. I am mainly interrested in snailmail!

  216. Hi from Belgium ! discovered this great project and had an instant flashback remembering the excitement of earlier days when receiving letters from another corner of the world, lots of colors and filled with thoughts and ideas… So, hello to snail mail !
    Here’s some me…
    36 yr young mom of 2 fabulous sons aged 4 and 5 and a 1/2 – love to be creative in many ways (still discovering what my sewing machine can do for me, yes, a beginner but full of wild creative plans, try a little drawing, try some crafting of all kinds).
    Love, absolutely love to read. Adore camping out with hubby and sons.
    Kind of wondered where this would take me… Looking forward to some news – leentjeleest@hotmail.com

  217. This is amazing! I was just talking or rather facebooking a friend about this very topic. My name is Michelle and I live in Dallas, TX. I love to read anything and everything!!! Though my co-workers think that is all I do, I also love to bake, travel and explore new places (without a map), and photograph things I find interesting. I am getting married in October and yes, I can talk about other things besides my wedding. No Kids (yet). And I shop local and organic as much as I possibly can. I would love a pen pal so if you are interested you can email me at mrosemoran@gmail.com.

  218. I’m so happy to have stumbled across this post! I’m a mom of 4, and my friends call me a “crunchy granola” kind of girl. I love knitting, sewing, gardening, learning about simplicity, sustainablity, natural living.

    I would be happy to have a couple of penpals, even if we’re not in the same place in our lives – so drop me a line!

    stuart434 (AT) shaw (DOT) ca

  219. This is a great idea! So, about me, Susan:
    -I live in El Paso Texas
    -I am happily married, with two kids
    -I am a part-time photographer
    -I am really trying to get back into running
    -I’d like to say I’m crafy, but most of my stuff looks like I made it in second grade.
    -email: susanerios@hotmail.com

  220. Hi, my name is gracie and I am a married mother of two (or three depending on how my hubby’s day is going). I am an artist and a sew crazy lady. I lovingly say that my stuff is In the middle as am I. I would love to have a pen pal. I love mail! My email is gracieb1222@yahoo.com. Would love one or more penpals. can’t wait!

  221. Wow! I was floored when i saw this post! Just what I’ve been looking for. I send letters/notes to friends and family. They don’t seem to get the hint as I often receive emails thanking me. lol. Sigh.. But this is a lovely idea.

    My name is Alysha. I am from Toronto, Canada. I love biking when it’s not snowing. Crafting all kinds of things. I sell at some local shows and someday will get my act together and set up shop on etsy. Fluent in english & french. Tolerable in spanish. My email is aaaron658@hotmail.com

  222. I’m Mimi, I’m 22 and I love music. I have 2 cats, a dog and I love snapping pictures. I’m a makeup artist but I also make graphic designs on the side. I’d love a penpal, possibly someone in Ireland or overseas? I’d like to meet someone from a different culture but I’m open to anyone! =) mimi@tasteofapoisonparadise.com

  223. My name is Dewanna and I love any craft you can do with paper. I used to write short and long stories, just for myself, but then I discovered scrapbooking and cardmaking and I just don’t have time for anything else. My favorite color is purple, if it’s purple I have it. My craft room is even purple. I live in Tulsa, OK & we’re having a blizzard. Yesterday was my 29th wedding anniversary. My husband and I have a 27 year old daughter and an almost 4 year old granddaughter. I love taking pictures of my granddaughter because she loves to pose and will do all sorts of crazy things. I have about 7 pen pals from another website and it’s very exciting getting an e-mail or a handwritten letter. My e-mail address is dkraite@att.net and I’m on facebook.

  224. I use to have a penpal in grade school and just loved it!
    My name is Ashley and I live on the coast of Maine. I am absolutely obsessed with my dog (her name is Prudence) and in fact, keep a blog for her: http://dearprudie.wordpress.com
    I make and sell dog clothes, toys and accessories on Etsy with a friend of mine (our store is called The Smiling Frog Pets). I love all things whimsical and die every time I see something cute with owls on it. Getting to know me is like falling down the rabbit hole as there is so much crazy in my head πŸ™‚ I would love to have a couple of penpals, so if you’re interested, please e-mail me at thelostinsomniac@gmail.com

  225. Hi I’m Michely. I have a 2 year old daughter and the coolest dog ever :)We live in beautiful Maryland. I love photography. arts and crafts. and all things cutesy πŸ™‚ I don’t mind writing intenational! i hope to get some response πŸ™‚ it’s be fun to have a penpal and bring back snail mail ♥

    xoxo

  226. I posted but I have not heard anything…I was the one that posted how it would help keep our Postal system afloat. I am a former rural letter carrier, so I know and appreciate the need to keep “real” mail coming. I’d also like the button to put on my blog, can you put the HTML up so I can grab it.
    Thanks,
    Susan

  227. Others have posted about penpals for kids,so let me put in my kids….I have 3 girls ages 15,13, and 11….they all love getting and writing letters.We would really love international penpals but are open to anywhere.We hope to get some responses. πŸ™‚

  228. Hi I am Jeanette. I’m an Aussie girl. I’m 45 & I have 5 beautiful children, 4 cats, 1 bird & i guinea pig. I love to embroider, make bags, dolls, wallhangings & quilts. I love to read, garden & collect unusual plants. I’ve also started to collect china. I used to have penpals when i was at school & miss that contact with the world overseas. If anyone would like to write to me let me know at countryangel_37@hotmail.com & i’ll give you my snail mail.

  229. I’m Ashley. I’m a soon to be married mother of one adorable but bratty two year old boy, have another little bambino on the way (due in July). We have 3 cats and a dog and generally live in a crazy, hectic, but fun household.

    I’m a big nerd who should probably go to internet AA. I am an avid memeber of Postcrossing and would love a penpal or two.

    Shoot me off an email pretty please:
    ashley_lynn_baker AT hotmail.com

  230. I’m Zoe, I’m 21 years old and about to graduate with a bachelor’s in Biology after which my boyfriend and I are moving across the country (Canada) while I attend grad school. I am very excited about that. Besides travel, I love stationary, red shoes, making my own envelopes, being nerdy about science, books, sarcasm, new friends, and writing letters. I’d love to get some new penpals so if you want to swap letters send me an e-mail at strandedhero(at)gmail.com

    I can’t wait.

  231. I am Maddie. I am 16, and a pre-professional (i hope) ballet student . . . aside from dancing, I enjoy modernist poetry, indie music (of course), vegan food, and thrift stores. I live in upstate NY, but if I get lucky, this may change soon. I look foward to writing mail, no one in my generation writes letters nowadays!

  232. Hello everyone,

    My name is Angelina. I am 35yrs.old, married and have a preteen daughter. I live in Puerto Rico and am very excited about the idea of having a penpal to share correspondence with! I love nature and take many pictures when I am out around the island. It would be nice to have a penpal who lives in an area where they receive snow and have an autumn with pretty colored leaves! I love all creative outlets with my special interests being in photography, video editing, digital scrapbooking, cooking and sewing. I am able to communicate in both english and spanish. If you are interested in being penpals, please contact me at: noni_bee@yahoo.com

  233. what a lovely idea!!! i used to have pen friends when i was younger and loved getting letters from different countries- it would make a nice change to get something exciting in the post again!
    anyway, about me, im Amanda, 32 and single, and live in England where i work as a buyer. I have a degree in textile design but really don’t put it to much use! recently discovered all the crafting blogs out there and love reading them and feeling inspired to make stuff although at the mo i seem to be full of good intentions rather than actually getting on and doing much so having someone with similar interests might give me the kick i need!! I love being surrounded by pretty papers, fabrics etc. and thinking up all the things i can do with them, although as i said at the moment this doesnt always get beyond the ideas stage. Would love 3 or 4 penpals in different countries to chat too and be inspired by. Theres just so much gorgeous stationary out there just waiting to be used πŸ™‚
    amanda.stinton@hotmail.co.uk

  234. Hi! My name is Sheila. I have been penpalling since I was 14! I will be 32 this year πŸ™‚ I love long letter pals who are open-minded and loyal writers.

    I love to travel, make crystal healing jewelry, cook, eat out, shop, socialize, organize events, make photobooks, read, watch movies & sitcoms, cats, plants.

    Besides designing crystal healing items, I co-own Satin Crystals with my sister; a holistic crystal shop in San Francisco.

    I love making new BEST friends, unconditional friends, who eventually want to meet up in real life!! I have met many of my penpals throughout the years and some of them are now my best of friends.

    I grew up in Orange County and now I live with my boyfriend and cat in San Francisco.

    I look forward to your emails sheilasatin@gmail.com and I’ll send you my mailing address!!

    Sheila πŸ™‚

  235. Hello! I’m Kira. I think like everyone else on here I was really excited with the prospect of a penpal and receiving snail mail. I’m currently living in Juneau, Alaska. I love to read, I knit, sew, embroider, quilt, and do various other crafty endeavors.

    I enjoy hearing about other places and would love to exchange letters with other people who like to get mail! I would definitely be up for the challenge to practice writing in Spanish as well.

    pikawymt@yahoo.com

  236. Hello everyone!

    I am Tracy and I am a married mother of two girls, 14 & 8. I have recently started blogging (http://project180degrees.wordpress.com) and am really digging it. I am a graphic artist, mediocre cook, average gardener, avid reader, and a secret Supreme (I love to sing to the car radio).
    Mail has become BORING! I’d love to get some real correspondence amongst the bills and credit card offers!
    And why not get the kids involved! I know my girls would LOVE to write to a pen pal! So, if you have kids close to 8 or 14, let me know and they can have a pen pal too!
    slovie64@yahoo.com

  237. Hi there! πŸ˜€ My name is Kristin, I’m twenty, and I live in Southern California. I love fountain pens, the smell of vanilla, the look of lace, gazing up at the night sky, and writing like a maniac (both ideas and letters). I also love to read–seriously, my room looks like a miniature library! I absolutely love writing letters and receiving them as well–best of all, it gives me an excuse to use my fountain pen! You can contact me at: theshybookworm(at)yahoo(dot)com

  238. Hi there! I am Vicky from Hong Kong and I love this penpal idea! I love making things from magazine and other trash, like plastic bottles. I love to surf crafters’ blogs and I’m amazed by their post every day. Huge fan of American serials like House and big bang theory. Love to go to movie every other week. Love to eat but don’t know much about cooking. I know it’s kind of expensive to send mail to Hong Kong. So I would send you some of my handmade accessory as return. It’s nothing expensive, just want to share the love of hand-making craft with you. Here is my email address, write2five@gmail.com (I am Chinese and my family name is Five in English.)

  239. Hi,

    My name is Paula and I am a 42 year old stay at home homeschool mom. I used to work as a surgical tech for many years and then wanted to stay home with my kids. I am a very conservative baptist christian who loves the Lord. I am looking for a snail mail pen pal. I have always loved to write letters, but never really had a pen pal. I love traveling, camping, canning, cooking, baking, scrapbooking, bible studies, being with my family,sewing, reading, and my yorkie… I would like to have similar interests and a female for a pen pal. Hope to hear from you soon. My email is mplllanier@gmail.com

  240. Hello! I remember having a penpal in 3rd grade and it was so much fun! My name is Sara and I’m from Long Beach, CA. Im 20 years old. I like philosophy, journal writing, reading, learning, cooking, tea, music, picnics… all the good things in life. Im told that I am funny and adventurous but that I also have a little grandmother in me. It would be awesome if I could have a penpal from a different country so that I could learn all about their culture. Please email me at roxychc455@yahoo.com

    -Sara

  241. Hello, my name is Mariasol. I just turn 33 less than a month ago. I am originally from Costa Rica but for the past 5 yrs I’ve lived in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.
    I love the outdoors, the beach, blogging (although I’m pretty new at it- have had my blog for less than a year), love to paint, draw, photography and used to be pretty crafty and plan to get more of that done in the future.
    Would love to have a regular old time pen pal with the whole “snail mail” in between, LOL! Write to me anytime at mariasolha@yahoo.com or ck my blog if you feel like it!
    Also ,my friends call me Sol or Sunshine!

  242. My name is Alison and I live in San Diego, CA. I work as an MA at a local hospital and when I’m not doing all that I like to do artsy things like draw, doodle and take pictures. I tend to have a billion hobbies and writing letters is one of them! I love to collect antiques and also love to cook, bake, sew and about a billion DIY projects. I would love for a penpal from other countries! ( theladydove@gmail.com )

  243. I think this is such a fantastic idea! Count me in. I’m currently living in Vancouver, BC with my two wonderful kids and the love of my life. I’ve started dabbling in sewing and also knitting/crocheting. I also love anything handmade and appreciate the time that goes in it. I enjoy reading and am currently reading Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. Very good read so far. My email is mlaurenciano@yahoo.com. Please feel free to contact me. Cheers.

  244. Hiya πŸ™‚
    My name is Ashley and im 21 years old.
    I live in TN and I love long letters πŸ™‚

    I collect buttons, colored bottles,&
    postcards.
    I <3 : thrift stores, yardsales, vintage, kitsch, stationery, slams, fat mail, surprises, animals, photography, tattoos, blogs the color sea green, and more. πŸ™‚

    You can find me at sympathetic_kitty@yahoo.com
    If you wanna become snail mail pals.
    I swap Slams, stationery, stickers, and random small stuff. πŸ™‚

    –Ashley

  245. Hello there,

    I’m Staci and I’m 17 and I’m from Alberta Canada. I know I’m young but I have an old soul (or so I’m told). I would love to have a penpal, maybe even two! I love to sew and do all sorts of crafty things. My e-mail is stacisjbrown@hotmail.com

  246. Hi, I’m Haven and I’m 28 – originally from Long Beach, CA but moved to New Zealand and married a Kiwi a few years ago. Needless to say, I don’t get a lot of mail down here and would love to get some, even if it is from a complete stranger (and I’d like to send some, too). Email me at starlingskyy21@yahoo.com! Thanks!

  247. ooh meant to ask my partner is another female so if you’re not ok with that then you don’t need to write to me!!!! and i would love penpals from any country πŸ˜€

  248. hi there,
    i’m Vicki and I’m 27. I’m from Scotland. I have 18 cats and I live with my partner. I scrapbook, and have done for 5 years. I love pottery too. I would love the have a penpal, i love to write and i love pretty stationary!!! my email is victoriacanning@hotmail.co.uk
    just put penpal in the subject so i know who it’s from!!!

  249. I’d love to participate πŸ˜‰ I love all things African, I knit every day and crochet every other day or so. I’m a stay at home mother of 40. No! I’m 40 and I’m a stay at home mom! haha. I have 4 kids at home and 2 almost-adult children. I am planting my first garden this year and also planting flowers for the first time

  250. Hi Im Zoe, im a 33 year old mum of 1, I enjoy scrapbooking, card making,photography and crochet. I have a 9 month old kitten, who is very grumpy, but i love him!! I would love to have a penpal again, i had one when i was younger but have lost touch.
    Please feel free to email me x sorayaquartz@hotmail.co.uk

  251. Hey everyone, I am looking for some new penpals so feel free to message me
    Jen.Michelle.Young@gmail.com

    Just turned 25 today and I live in Rockville, Maryland USA. A few things I love : my boyfriend Kris, kittens, long letters, packages, suprise mail, photography, road trips, college basketball, mix cds, sunshine, the beach, gereba daisies, washington capitals hockey, polka dots, plaid, journaling, swaps, movie marathons, and tons more.

    write me <3

  252. Isn’t it interesting how quite often in life we stumble accross synchronicity? Just this past weekend we were talking about snail mail and how much fun it used to be when we had “pen pals”!
    I live in Southwestern ON, Canada. I am 47, mother of 5, stepmother of 2 and grandmother of 1. I have a wonderful husband, a dog and a cat. I enjoy crafts of all kinds, photography, cooking and thrifting – making something useful from something that has been discarded makes me smile!
    If you are interested my email address is:
    melody(dot)brewer@hotmail(dot)com
    (remove and replace the (dot) with a . )!

  253. Hell Yeah! Penpals are great! I am a 26 year old girl who is just about to finish university. Afterwards there is just a question mark and I myself am quite curious what will happen. I live in Germany. I am really into photography, music as well as art. I also like to travel, but who doesn’t. So, if you are intrigued, mail me your address: hej@ktinka.de

  254. Hi my name is Paige I live in the UK on the Isle of Wight. Many years ago I had loads of Penpals from all over the world but sadly have lost touch with many of them and others have turned into facebook friends. I enjoy making cards, scrapbooking and photography. No children but I own five cocker spaniels and a cat and have a great husband. I’d love a new pen friend or three.
    Contact me at penfriends@cockers.biz for my address. Px

  255. Wow! It’s great seeing the amazing response to this idea! Like many others, I used to have penpals long ago as well. I still send out a lot of snail mail but get very little in return, so I’d love to gain a few penpals.

    I’m 53, married, and living in a rural area of NY. I enjoy cooking, reading, nature, drinking tea, letterboxing, gardening, homemade postcards, mail art and lots more! I think it would be fun to exchange recipes, ideas, & goodies with my new penpal/s. My writing style varies between long letters, postcards, and shorter notes. I’ll be honest: I tend to do things in spurts, so there may be a flurry of mail followed by a bit of a dry spell.

    I love color, textures, and the vast array of special papers that are available. Give me a reason to use my stash! I’m looking forward to hearing from you. My email is treuting at frontiernet dot net.
    Connie

  256. I love snail mail!! (: This is amazing. Well, I’m Samantha. I’m 17 and my birthday is in April. I am a vegetarian. I love baking goodies and making things. I adore photography and drawing. Fashion interest me and so does interior design. I plan on going to an art college next Fall. I’m very talkative and love to entertain people. I have a fish named Tuna. I’m the 7th child of nine. And I just love snail mail. Email me for my address. Samanthagail92 @ gmail . com. (:

  257. This sounds like the most amazing thing ever to me. I have always wanted a penpal :)! Well I am 16 I live in Southern California, which i absolutley love (despite our bipolar weather). I know I am destined to be a famous author one day because I love to write I just get so much joy from it :)! I also love to read books and magzines. I am kind of a packrat when it comes to magazines. I wont ever throw them away. I love music, my favorite bands are… The Killers, Kings Of Leon, The Yeah Yeahs, The Cure, Interpol, Weezer and Death Cab for Cutie (but there is many more!). I also love vintage things, staionary, journals, fashion, interior decorating, Audrey Hepburn, movies, and tv.

    Since I am only in High school im trying to figure out my life right now, but the idea of having a PenPal and getting actual letters from them just really excites me! If your intrested in writing email me at tulipsallday@gmail.com

  258. Hello! My name is Michelle. I am currently going to culinary school studying baking and pastry. I love to create and make things. I love to read and ride my bike. I have tons of stationary that I’m excited to use on my future penpal(s). My email is michjackson3@gmail.com

  259. I love this. Me:
    I love to sew and make things, but I’m not particularly gifted in the creative department.
    I am married and live in southern Utah with my husband and our border collie.
    I’m an RN and love it.
    I absolutely love to read, run, play volleyball, be in the sun, and bake.
    Please write to me. πŸ™‚
    jaeltherand[at]hotmail[dot]com

  260. Hello! I’m Brooklyn πŸ™‚ I’m a 20 year old graphic design student attending a private art college in Omaha, Nebraska. I absolutely LOVE getting mail and sending it as well! I’m huge into indie movies and love music (I have a very extensive music library >.<) My all time favorite bands/musicians however are Modest Mouse, Damien Rice, Death Cab for Cutie and Brand New. I love hanging out with friends, drawing, painting, and I play acoustic guitar. I’m an avid tea drinker and like to make people laugh hysterically! My favorite authors are Chuck Palahniuk, Bret Easton Ellis and Kurt Vonnegut. If anyone is interested in being a Pen-Pal my email is: TheRealBrooklyn89@yahoo.com. I’m looking forward to getting to know anyone of you! =D

  261. hello
    I’m sarah. I live in country victoria australia. I have a husband, a son, 19 months, a daughter 11 weeks and a cute little cafe. i love thrifting, sewing, taking too many photos, hoarding, gardening and eating really good food. i’m very creative and would love to have a pen pal or two from around the world!
    madamerogers@gmail.com

  262. Yay! I LOVE getting mail πŸ™‚ This is so perfect! I’m a 24 (almost 25 year old) living in Southern California with my cat and my best friend. I make handmade and digital cards and prints and sell them online in my etsy shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/ichbinseins). I have a blog that I am addicted to πŸ™‚ (at http://www.kateandoli.blogspot.com). I fancy myself a crafter, I tend to tackle lots of different projects at once – I am learning how to knit, crochet, and bake. I like to run and get new recipes and cook for my roommate. I like cute things, kawaii things, check out my blog for my style. And I LOVE thrift shopping πŸ™‚ I’m also a regular swapper on swap-bot (http://www.swap-bot.com/user:KateandOli). My email address is available on my blog underneath the about me section πŸ™‚ Or just leave me a comment!

  263. Hello,Im a wife and mom of three girls.I work full time and own Angelic Soaps and Gifts. I love to make soap and dabble in all kinds of crafts.I love handmade products.I also like to shop,read,herbs and travel.Would love to be a Pen-Pal.Heres my email d1022@aol.com

  264. This is such a fabulous idea! I would love to take part. I am in Calgary, Alberta. Mom of 2 and happily married.
    Things that I love and that make me happy are the beautiful Rocky Mountains, nature, bright vibrant colours. Family, friends and taking pictures. I am working on selling some of the things I make… I dabble in a little of everything it seems. My email is zenmamajenn@hotmail.com
    Looking forward to seeing where this takes me!

  265. Hi! I’m Gina and I live in North Dakota. I love to knit, play the piano, scrapbook, play with my two munchkins…and lots of other stuff! I love writing and this penpal idea is wonderful! My email address is: gina.chihos@gmail.com

  266. First of all, this is probably one of my most favorite blog entries I have ever come across in my reader. I love regular ‘ol snail mail and I already exchange a few letters with a few friends at the moment. But I have always wanted to get to know more people, but it’s hard to do so or at least find someone just as interested in it as yourself. I’m so excited about this! I’ll be so happy to hear from you Jen or any other fellow reader here who wants to exchange some lovely letters. It’s almost spring…think about all the floral-inspired paper goods waiting to be shared :] First is first, here is a little about me:

    My name is Karen and I have a fairly recent blog that I love to write in. I am also very fond of woodland creatures (and all animals really: owls, foxes, and whales are some of my all-time favorites). I am hoping to return to my vegetarian ways soon (so far so good!). I have a wonderful fiance and two cats. I want to be more crafty and I currently love knitting and paper crafts. I want to learn how to sew. I graduate this spring with a BFA in graphic design, but I also have strong interests in photography and illustration. I could go on for a bit more, but then what will I write about in our letters? I would love to learn more about anyone else who is willing to commit to a pen pal friendship :]

    Reach me at: karen@imisutoo.com

  267. Hello from So. California. As soon as I saw the word, Penpal – I was enthralled. When I was like 12 or so, I had 3 or 4 penpals. I loved it – loved writing letters. I used to write to relatives that lived on the east coast I had never met, let alone talked to. I love good reads, paper, stamps, anything crafty. I love embrodiery, anything handmade, being outside, and most of all my kids. I would love to connect with others with the same interests – which I think anyone on this site would qualify?! ***
    patti44@gmail.com

  268. Brilliant! I think we all need a little personal correspondence in our lives. πŸ™‚
    My name is Jennifer and I’m a 20 something (almost 30 something! gasp!) photographer living the Midwest life in the Metro Detroit area. Married, with one crazy cat to keep us busy. πŸ˜‰
    I adore so many things…in so many diverse areas from vintage silver, cameras and books to paper, pens and music. I adore jazz, never tire of U2, cherish gaelic storm and have a music collection that never ceases to grow! I love love, Jane Austen and anything sparkly. I’m a bit of a renaissance soul with my fingers in a great many things from writing, gardening and singing to sketching and painting.
    I would love to write to someone whom I can cheer on in their own business & creativity as well as share triumphs and bounce ideas off of. I think we all could use a fresh perspective sometimes.
    I have a healthy (or is it unhealthy?) addiction to paper, pens & starcrack soy chai lattes. πŸ™‚
    email me with your address and let’s begin! jennifer {at} katelindenstudios {dot} com

  269. Hi! My name is Erin. I am 26 and living in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. A few hobbies include running, reading, cooking, photography and crafting. I am addicted to paper of all sorts. I love making envelopes and stationery out of old books and found paper. I love cupcakes, dancing, laughing, going to live shows, watching the stars, and enjoying the beauty of the little things around me. I’d love to have a penpal or three. Lets swap addresses and I’ll mail you words in a pretty envelope.
    wcuerin11@gmail.com

  270. Hi there beautiful people! My name is Cortney and I’m 26 years old. I grew up in New Brunswick, Canada but live on Vancouver Island, B.C now. I own an eco-home and gift store and love all things natural. I love reading, biking and anything homemade and crafty….and I’m learning to sew right now!! Love the idea of getting a ‘lil note here and there…and sending one as well!

  271. Hi everyone! I’m Whitney and I’m a 21-year-old living in southeastern Michigan. I’m currently in my last semester as an English major at the University of Michigan. I love to read, write, draw, paint, and work on various projects. Some of my favorite musicians are Sufjan Stevens, Devendra Banhart, Broken Social Scene, The Beatles, Bon Iver, and The Shins. I look forward to hearing from future penpals!
    wmjones@umd.umich.edu

  272. Hi! My name is Caroline. I’m 25 and live in Fort Worth, TX with my hubby and two dogs. I work full-time as a grants coordinator for the local symphony, but I also run my own invitation and stationery company and am hoping to make it a full-time gig soon. I’m into being green, writing, design, decorating, reading and good music. I love to travel and am hoping to do some more of that soon!

    My email is carolinecreates@gmail.com

  273. Hi. My name is Shannon and I currently live in the suburbs of Philadelphia,Pa. I am originally from Chicago,Il. and have also lived in Maryland. I am interested in lots of things depending on the day, the month, the minute. I’m a gardener, teacher, crafter…. I don’t want to say to much because I am hoping to hear from different kinds of people with different lives, interests, struggles, outlooks and personalities. So, write me if you like and we’ll leave it up to the element of surprise. All I ask is that you are a good, kind person. Thanks!

  274. Hi! I’m Lisa and I’ll try to make it brief. Penpalling is a fabulous way to communicate – an art long forgotten, so my Mom says. She said it started in the 70’s with the increasing costs of stamps & stationary. I’m a work-at-home mom who loves to write & to read. Have 3 children and 2 cats. I take an online course and I’m computer friendly. Would love to advertise my new published book for ages 18+ There is joy all around and never a dull moment.

  275. Hey! I’m Shannon and have fallen in love with the idea of having a pen pal again. Growing up I had several friends move away and we were able to keep in touch for many years.

    I’m a army wife, soon-to-be new mother, figuring-it-out housewife, crafter (crocheting, sewing, painting, anything i can get my hands on), sports lover. I have 2 wonderful cats that keep me sane when my husband deploys. We are currently living in Kentucky and getting use to a winter that is actually cold. We enjoy moving around but always loving going home to Louisiana.

    My email is: scarter4011@gmail.com

  276. Hi! I miss having bundles of snail mail. I am really excited to get in touch with a few penpals!

    My name is Krista Eitsert. In the past year I got married and bought a house. My new big project is starting up an Indie Business by selling original paintings and prints on etsy.com. I really enjoy painting (acrylic and watercolor), photography, scrapbooking, and reading. I am also teaching myself to crochet. If you would like to be my penpal email me at eitsart@gmail.com

  277. My name is Jessica and I am a 21 year old culinary student in Eugene, Or. I would love to have a fun pen pal friendship. I would love to make fun post cards or crafty little letters to. Email thecuteness18@hotmail.com for my address. πŸ™‚ have a great day!

  278. Hello from Miami! Yeah – pen pals! I love mail, getting it, sending it, stamps, paper, pens… everything! I live by the beach with my husband and three little boys under the age of five (!!). I love to travel, eat tasty food, read, bake, drink decaf lattes, create art, write, and watch Glee πŸ™‚

    My personal blog: SeaBirdChronicles.com

    My SugarChills natural body care shop:
    SugarChills.com

    I love sending and receiveing all kinds of mail – post cards, little packages, whatever. I speak a bit of Spanish, too!

    Laura

  279. I love having penpals. I have several through another group on a site called Goodreads. As that may suggest I love to read. I also love shopping at flea markets and thrift stores for all things vintage. It’s like a big treasure hunt for me. I enjoy blogging, all kinds of music, old movies, camping/hiking, history, cats, and crafting. I am happily married to wonderful man and love spending time with my family. My email address is lissieb7@yahoo.com. I look forward to making new friends!

  280. Hi! My name is Albion. I have two young daughters who keep me busy. I recently moved outside of Pittsburgh after having spent a few years in New Zealand. I love crafting and have a supply addiction. I have more fabric, yarn, notions, books…I don’t have a specialty and want to do it all. I’m a beginner blogger and am plotting my future shop. I want to keep writing here, but I’ll save it for my pen pal!

    blubellflames at gmail dot com

  281. Hi there!
    my name is Tehren-Anaiis and i love to write letters and send postcards! I am originally from denmark but now live in the rocky mountains of canada [banff alberta, although im going to university in calgary] I love european history and anything german or scandinavian. I like to learn new things everyday and read tons of books.

    you should be my penpal! taryn.nielsen@hotmail.com

  282. Hi there. Penpals!!!! Sounds so awesome! I love diy, photography,crafty, shiny, sports, cooking and baking and anything new I can learn! I’m bilingual (english/spanish) so if you want to learn or just need someone to practice with email me @ Photoisle@hotmail.com

  283. oops, instead of “making hands by hand” – I meant “making things by hand” — what a strange statement -“making hands by hand” – no idea where the heck that came from…

    I’m comment #139

    lissawrites(at)gmail(dot)com

  284. pen pals yes! My name is Honey and i love crafts! I crochet and sew and a lil bit of everything. I am addicted to yarn and Hello kitty. I have been married for 5 yrs this Halloween. I have 2 kids Nolan 4 and Ellie 1 week. Other things i enjoy: hiking, canoing, geocaching, ocean, my tortoise Izzy, shiny things, weird movies, zombies. My e-mail is honey_starr@hotmail.com

  285. Hi Jen, I am glad I found you. I love writing letters the old fashioned way. I used to write letters to my college friend in NC but now we use Facebook for keeping in touch. I would like to participate in your penpal project. My email is anna dot fernando at gmail dot com
    Thanks!

  286. Rachel – commenter 102 – can you post your email? Or email me at spiritwitch523(at)gmail(dot)com? would like to correspond with you. πŸ™‚
    blessings
    ~*~
    laura

  287. This is a brilliant idea! I have wanted a pen pal ever since I was little. Well starting this fall I’m going to college for Art Education or something else dealing with art. I’m kind of undecided… Octopuses, other cephalopods and jellyfish are my favorite animals and I love the color purple. In my spare time I enjoy crocheting, sewing, drawing, painting, playing viola, experimenting, drawing doodles all over my stuff, DIY, nature adventures and photography. Music and art rule my life! My favorite musicians and bands are Fleet Foxes, Jeffrey Lewis, Neutral Milk Hotel, Animal Collective, Against Me, Laura Maling, Jesca Hoop and many more!
    My email is violajunkie@yahoo.com
    I hope to hear from someone soon!!!

  288. I want a penpal! I am currently living in Italy and usually live in London but am originally from Texas. I like reading and writing and books and poetry and things like that, although in terms of tactile arts, I enjoy collage and wish I could sew and do other crafts like that. I don’t know if it’s too late to get in on this but if not, please add me. My email is romyolivia at yahoo dot com.

    Thanks!

  289. Forgot to add my email – I use one6ylady(at)aol(dot)com for most non-personal stuff, so just put “Indie Fixx Penpal” in the subject line so I know you’re legit! πŸ™‚

  290. What a wonderful idea. I’m a military brat who is half-American and half-Canadian and I would love to have a few penpals in Canada – especially anyone near the Grand Falls area or from Newfoundland (where my Mom’s family is from). We visit the Grand Falls area about once a year when we go north to Limestone, Maine so it would be amazing to have a friend somewhere up in that area. I’m step-mom of two, adopted-by-love mom of one, speak seveal languages with varying levels of fluency, love to make jewelry, quilt, sew, and I’m learning to scrapbook. I’m an avid photographer and love games and puzzles. I’m in Delaware and would love new friends from all over the world. As a young adult, I once had 72 military member penpals at one time… I don’t think I want to do that many again, but up to half a dozen would be wonderful.

  291. I’m Amy the intern! I would love a pen pal. I’m graduating from college this month and excited to embark on new adventures! Besides working for Jen, I love hiking, yoga, reading, and crafting. I love snail mail, and even send it to my best friend–and we live in the same town! πŸ™‚ E-mail me at amy.leigh.anderson@gmail.com.

  292. I’m soooo into this project, thanks for setting it up, Jen!!

    A bit about moi…
    I love painting, interior design, reading, cooking, gardening and I’m currently obsessed with houseplants. I’m 26 years old, married for nearly 4 years. I’m an artist, designer, blogger, teacher, journaler, lover and follower of Jesus. You can see more about who I am at my blog if you’d like: http://www.getreale.blogspot.com

  293. My name is Gina. I’m engaged to a wonderful man. Right now, we’re both unemployed and trying to make ends meet. I would love to have someone to write to for a relaxing bit of my day. I love to crochet and watch movies. I also like yoga, chocolate, and snack foods. My e-mail address is beanabaybee13@yahoo.com

  294. Hi. My name is Lisa. I am 30 and live in Canada. I have a beautiful 9 month old daughter and a wonderful partner. I love good coffee, dark chocolate, sweaters, reading, gardening, cooking and crafting. I’d love a pen pal or two. email me skipthedecaf@hotmail.com

  295. write on! i am 38, married, mother of two boys. i live in southern illinois.
    i am a crafter of all trades, ace of none. vintage shopping, jewelry making, sewing, well, anything crafty, i am into it.
    cabins, camping, hiking, and bonfires are some of the things i also enjoy.
    cooking, potlucks, music, and hanging out with friends is right up there too.
    would love a pen pal or two. write to adaidmystars@att.net

  296. My name is Molly, and I’m a SAHM to rambunctious Miss P, who’s almost 3 and finally starting to let me have me time again. I just found this wonderful site, I’m slow to get on this bandwagon. I’m an illustrator and underground cartoonist, and I’ve recently become obsessed with making clothespin dolls. Once upon a time (20 years ago) I was active in the DIY zine world…getting crazy packages and letters was always the highlight of my day! I’m on gmail, my username is mollykiely — this could be fun!

  297. I loved having penpals when I was younger! The International Penpal League matched me up and I had a great penpal from England. I even remember details – I thought her life was so exotic! I am now a shop owner, mother of 2 boys and 3 dogs and lover of all things crafty (especially fabric, fiber, paper, and jewelry crafts) I played in the mail art world for a while (back when aol was the only email game in town)and enjoyed creating for others with letters and postcards. I live in the Sunshine State and would enjoy Penpals again! Thanks, Jenn, for putting snail mail out there again! threecraftyladies@yahoo.com

  298. Hi! My name is Julia and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am a new mother to a lovely baby boy and am married to an amazing, and hard working, man whom I met in college. I love all things handmade- whether purchasing or making myself.I also love to garden and farm as I am the proud owner of three wonderful chickens. My other interests include being outdoors, yoga, ballroom dancing, sewing, recycling, making all kinds of things, parenting, thrift store shopping (or as I call it, treasure hunting!), and getting to know new people. I used to have a pen pal as a child and am looking forward to rekindling my letter writing skills. Please contact me at jmlinsteadt@gmail.com if you too are looking for a new friend (:

  299. I have tons of interests but to narrow it down I would say these are the primary ones:
    -blogging
    -photography
    -drawing
    -writing of fiction & poetry
    -graphic design
    -making hands by hand

    I love quotes, paper products, pretty journal books, hand-made things, antiques, asian tv dramas, chinese pop/rock music and just about anything that makes me smile

    my email’s at lissawrites(at)gmail(dot)com

  300. I’m so excited about this even if a bit late. My name is Heather, I’m from Montana. I love fountain pens and stationary. I also sew, quilt and do some papercrafts.I love Japanese culture and history. Heck I just love history and museums in general. I have a degree in history. I love the art of letter writing and communicating by mail. Its just me and the cat so I’d love some penpals.
    mtrose59047@gmail.com

  301. I love the idea of snail mail. currently I have one penpal but i would love to write with someone who doesn’t live in the Netherlands.

    A little about me:
    30 years young ;), married, mother of 2, painting (for childrensrooms), writing, reading, sunshine, coffee/tea, funny,nature, dog owner, creative, goofy, bright colors

    I live in Neede, a small town in Holland.

    Want to know write me:
    sonjahulshof@hotmail.com

  302. Hi!! I’ve been wanting a pen pal since forever!!! If anyone wants to start I write fast and have TONS of cute stationary so each letter will be a surprise. My interests include: watching TV but mostly just HGTV, interior decoration, fashion, music, piano playing, reading (of course), going on Indie Fix and Mod Cloth. My favorite band of ALL TIME is MUSE!!! I also love No Doubt. France is my favorite country but Japan is the second ;D If you want to start Pen Pal-ing my email is : musepixie@gmail.com

    <3 <3 <3 <3

  303. Hello! I am Eugenia, I have an almost 5 year old, and set to be married in July to the true love of my life. I sew copious amounts when I have the space, I have been making vinyl bags and totes under the name Cat VS Robot but unfortunately am on quasi-hiatus from that at the moment, I knit but am very much a novice, I have two cats, love to cook (vegan/vegetarian) and garden. I love many different kinds of music, but am currently obsessed with my DeVotchKa station on Pandora. I live in San Diego, CA. I am giddy thinking about having a penpal! I haven’t had one since middle school! πŸ™‚ I am eugeniaswingle@hotmail.com to contact me!

  304. Bingo. So happy I found this. Today was a lonely day, beautiful sun, six dogs and no one to share it with. All my friends were of pocket. I sent e-mails and never heard back. I googled myself to prove I existed. I love getting mail, any kind. I miss running to the PO Box and finding something fun. I used to sell on Ebay and bought as much as I sold. Boxes every other day, almost Christmas. My good friend sent me a lovely hand written thank you note after I took her for a birthday outing, lunch and thrift store shopping. Such an old fashioned gesture, the thank you note. Lovely. I am a widow, just have finished a book on my first year which I am self publishing. Have six rescue dogs and life it good. Friends are my cup of tea. I love mail. Promise to write back and love to find funny cards to send. Barbara

  305. I am married to a man named Fig Newton and no that is not a joke. There is a story there, maybe I’ll share it with my pen-pal.

    I can be whimsical, goofy, funny, childish (in a good way) snarky and sarcastic (also in a good way, I think ) and sometimes all together blunt. Basically I believe that there is nothing you should not be able to laugh at, because when you stop laughing thats when you lose heart. While I enjoy a good ribbing every now and again, I take great pains to never cross over a line. I am not hurtful and I loath those who are. There is never a reason to cause real pain to anyone.

    Currently I am unemployed and childless. That status will likely change one way or another. Time will tell. In the meantime, I enjoy crafting and pretty much jump from one medium to another. Today its polymer clay, tomorrow it could be quilting. I always have several projects going at once. I just enjoy making things. I also love combing the blog-o-shpere for crafting, domestic, cooking, decorating, art and anything else creative. It amazes me daily what peoples’ imaginations can create, I am in awe of the creative spirit.

    I like being informed (NPR is my best friend during the day), I enjoy pop-culture ( who doesn’t love being able to make old Seinfeld references), and my tastes run to the more geeky side. Think Tom Waits for music, Buffy the Vampire Slayer for drama , The Big Bang Theory for Comedy, The Sookie Stackhouse trashy paranormal romance book series for reading and The Fantastic Mr. Fox for movies. The list is of course limiting … I’m really flexible and can watch,read or listen to just about anything given the right mood.

    I believe in two things… “He who dies with the most experiences wins.” – My Dad
    and
    You will never be able to watch, listen to, read, see all that man is able to create… but that shouldn’t stop you from trying. (Me)

    Oh and I love to travel when I can.

    So there you have it. I look forward to sharing my world with someone new.
    My email is kate@fignewton.net

  306. I was going through my starred items in Google Reader and I remembered I wanted to do this! I used to have a few penpals in elementary school and I haven’t done much letter writing since the advent of email.

    I’m 26 and I live in Arlington, Virginia and I work in IT. Besides computers, I’m also an avid reader and enjoy reading and writing. I want to start doing more art and crafting. Perhaps having a penpal will help me spark my creativity.

    My email is allirense@gmail.com

  307. OMG, have just realised I am kinda doing this already with one bloggy friend and she has become a true friend, you have prompted me to initiate it with another friend too! Bring back snail mail! Whooooo! Will add your link to my blog!

  308. This world needs a little more kindness- What’s a better way to spread it around? A little about me: coffee, sunshine, things made new again, making art of most any kind, nature, small pleasures… If you’d like to know a little more please email me πŸ™‚ dani_girl_22@hotmail.com

  309. Hello! OMG I love this idea. It’s been too long since I have written a single letter and posted it through snail mail. I have a few pen-pals in yester-years but all that is too long ago.

    I am a 24 year old girl living in Singapore. I LOVE reading and enjoy writing (none of those nonsense academic papers, just jottings of my thoughts). I also enjoy doing handicrafts like crochet, sketching, a little of knitting and dabbled in a little jewellery making when I have the time. I also <3 all things beautiful (don’t we all?).

    Email me at bleah8@gmail.com πŸ™‚

  310. Hi, my name is Grace, and I’m from Hong Kong. I’m only fifteen (am I the youngest readers??) but I would love to get a penpal! I love pretty things, crafts, good food, writing (when I’m inspired), reading blogs and a nice novel.
    email: cheechinghim@gmail.com

  311. Oh my goodness! i’m all over this!!! my best friend just moved back home from living in NY for 10 years and through that whole time we sent letters and post cards back and forth. it’s so exciting to open up your mailbox and find something that an actual person has touched! (i have a box full of letters and post cards that i’ve recieved over the years…can’t imagine throwing them out!)
    ok! i’m rachael, live in beautiful Vancouver BC with my fiance. i’m all about everything hand made, and love making everything by hand. i work in a localy owned hobby shop and am selling jewelry that i make in my little studio at home!
    I’d love a new penpal (or more than one) i’m missing the antisipation of opening the mailbox when i get home form work!
    my email is rharvalias@shaw.ca
    ps i’m a terrible speller!

  312. Hi, I’m Megan! I’m 19 and currently a student at Niagara University for History. I’ve never had a pen pal before and would greatly enjoy one. I love to ride my bike, when it’s not snowing of course, attend as many concerts as I can, and travel as much as possible. I love reading and am a hopeless romantic because of it. I love to try new things, and hope to hear from some of you! My email is mhahin21@yahoo.com

  313. Hello! I saw this post via kind over matter and I would love to participate in getting a pen pal. I love all things having to do with paper, interior design, fashion, thrifting, cooking, photography, art, and blogging. I am a creative person and think this is a fabulous idea! I am 31 currently living in Ohio, but miss Indianapolis with my boyfriend and our dog, Carma.

  314. LUV snailmail. Been at it a while and although I’ve limited my swaps online I am still writing.

    I enjoy crochet, etsy, family, reading, writing, and learning about different cultures and languages. πŸ™‚

  315. Hullo, I’m Chloe Edwards of Metro-Atlanta, Georgia. I’m only seventeen years old but I would greatly enjoy a penpal. Am I allowed to participate in this?

  316. Hello, my name is Rosemary and I live in Ohio. I have a jewelry supply shop on Etsy.com and would love to have a pen pal or two. My interests are gardening, both indoor and outdoor, cooking, baking, reading, crafting, beads, wildlife, birding, art, my grandchildren, and trying to teach myself to play the piano. My email address is gardengatedesigns@yahoo.com. Would love to hear from some of you.

  317. hi! I’m Jacquelyn…or Jacky, I answer to both! I’m 21, a student in Grand Rapids, Mich and love all things cute and creative. I’m getting back into taking pictures, which I adore. I love pretty paper, getting mail, fashion, New York, French culture, and anything out of the ordinary. I’m a hopeless romantic, I love black and white pictures, and I LOVE writing.
    The thought of getting things in the mail makes me smile. I think having a pen pal will make my life so much more richer and meaningful! πŸ™‚
    JackyMarie913@yahoo.com

  318. Oh my goodness I was just talking about this earlier today. How I hate the whole e-mail birthday cards and wedding invites and people reading ‘books’ on ipods – arggh!
    So hello, I’m Carrie, 30 years young, married and owner of a very cute mini schnauzer. I write about allotmenteering and ecotherapy (growourown.blogspot.com)plus on another blog (forihavelivedtoday.blogspot.com)I write about crafty stuff ~ I got a sewing machine for christmas. I’m a photographer at heart but just love art and self expression of all sorts (I wish I could paint/draw!). I need chocolate to survive and love red wine, travelling and reading. Okay, let’s get it out of the way – I have depression and acute anxiety but I am still a nice girl and can be fun and am friendly at the same time. Love Iron and Wine, Motown, Sigor Ros, Aracade Fire…… Oh I live in Northern Ireland, have done all my life. There’s people up there I’d like to be pen pals with but I’ll wait a while and see if anyone wants to be mine πŸ˜‰ xx

    carriegault@hotmail.com

  319. Hi there! I’m Bianca. I’m 26, a native San Franciscan, although I’ve been living in NYC for the last 2 years. I just had my first baby…she’s 10 weeks old and I’m trying to figure out how to be a mom and a sane person at the same time. I’m an avid crafter, a little obsessed with paper, pens, yarn, fabric, and other craft-making things. I especially like making cute Japan-inspired stuff, maybe cause I lived there as a little kid. I love music of all kinds, from jazz to hip hop, country and punk. I have copious amounts of stationery just begging to be used. Please get in touch! I’d love 2-3 penpals.

  320. My name is Abby, and I’m a sophomore in college. I recently just changed my major to special education, which i am extremely excited about. I like to ride my schwinn bike, read books, and drink coffee. I feel like my life is in a rut. Having a penpal may inspire me in unexpected ways.

    abby12renee@yahoo.com

  321. My name is Tom, Tommy or Thomas, whatever you want to call me really. I’m 19 living in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. I’m a photographer, skateboarder, student and a hopeless romantic. I attend the university of michigan and am majoring in journalism. I keep a journal of my everyday life and am working on a photo-series. tlalexan@umd.umich.edu

  322. Isn’t this great! I’m Reenie. Mid 20’s living in Sydney. I like to sing show tunes at the top of my lungs and tend to get caught up in fads. I work in a dreadfully dull office job and keep a little blog journalling my quest to stay creative. I love old books,green tea in a pretty cup, the lights of the city, painting, handmade gifts and live music. I wish I could sew better and will try anything crafty.
    My e-mail address is oh.reenie@gmail.com

  323. I think that penpals are such a neat idea! Well, I guess a little about me is that I am 18 and live in provo,utah. I started my first year in college. I love drawing and silk screening. my sisters and I are trying to start our own screening business. I love crafts, but hardly ever finish any of them. I think that’s it! Keahipower@msn.com

  324. Oh what fun! My name is Shannon and I have a recent obsession with copic markers. I paint, sing, dance, scrapbook, drink tea, and play with my little cat, Artemis. I’d love to find a pen pal who is interested in exchanging DIY gifts/projects!
    volatilecurlz@hotmail.com

  325. Hi there!

    I love receiving snail mail because it excites me whenever I received one. I’m from Philippines and an avid fan of indiefixx for 2 years. I love handmade products, jogging, singing, arts and weddings. I’m getting married this year and I hope I’m going to share my excitement with a penpal. Email me =D

  326. Hey! I’d love me a penpal also. You can check out my blog, or email me at leighATheroic-leighDOTcom. I’m a geeky kind of girl who’s an aspiring writer. I live in South Carolina with my husband, our house gnome, three cats, a dog, and a couple pet rats. πŸ˜€

  327. hi πŸ™‚ i’m a divorced mother of four; two have already flown the coop so it’s now just the two little ones & i at home. i work full time outside the home but have this burning desire, a dream nestled in my heart, to be an entreprenuer, work from home & be a full-time mama/crafter. i’ve had many penpals over the years and have enjoyed every moment! would love another πŸ™‚

  328. My name is Katelyn and I’m from Michigan! In May I will be a college graduate with a BS in advertising and public relations. I love crocheting, tea, vintage inspired anything, and nature. I would love a penpal that would appreciate random drawings, colorings, etc. that I would like to send!

  329. This is such a great idea! I’m Kelsea and I love acting, writing poetry, painting and looking for vintage treasures. I’m starting to figure out life and where I fit in. I have a lot of stories to share and I’m a good listener. I’d love to hear back from a pen pal! at dramaqueen22468@yahoo.com

  330. Hi, my name is Nan and I live in Southern California. I would love to participate in doing this. I have been married for 13 years, but we don’t have children. I enjoy most crafts, but most of all knitting. I usually bring my kitting everywhere I go so that waiting won’t be so boring. I don’t mind having an international penpal and you may contact me at nransantos@yahoo.com

  331. Hi!
    I’m StΓ‘rista Jacobsen, 23 years old, from Chile and studying scenopgraphy.

    I love drawing, writing, photography, papers, tigers,animals, flowers, crafts, reading, fantasy, magic, films, cookies!

    You can see some of my work in my blog
    and my mail: tati.laintxu@gmail.com

  332. Hey!
    I’m Denise, 23 years old, and from Austria. I’m living in Dublin/Ireland at the moment working as an aupair. I totaly enjoy my live in and around Dublin and having fun with “my” grils. During my time here I discovered writing letters again and loved it as a way to stay in touch with my family and friends. But soon I’ll go back to Austria and there is no need to write them, because I’ll see them more often again. This is why I’d like to have a few more penpals and also that I don’t forget my english.
    If you want, please contact me spiegl_denise@gmx.at
    thanks, Denise

  333. Hello everyone. Wow the idea of penpals sounds great. I would love to get letters in the mail and maybe even exchange little crafty care packages with each other?
    I live in Montreal Quebec Canada. I love: Green tea, lemonade, blueberry yogurt, cooking, baking, (I’d love to start) gardening, DIY Decor, Vintage Clothing, Handmade Jewelery, Scrapbooking, Reading, Writing, (I’ve just started) sewing, bubble baths and my boyfriend <3
    So that’s hardly even half of it but just email me.
    megan.elizabeth.johnson@hotmail.com

  334. Hi, I’m Melissa. I’m a writer and a Youth Programs Developer at a library in Scranton. You may have heard of Scranton if you watch The Office, or if you’re an afficiando of mediocre cities. I’m into design and my Etsy “favorites” list is growing bigger and bigger. I just bought a house so I’m trying to meld a bunch of ideas together. I am a vegetarian, love to cook & hope to plant a useful garden. I like to throw brunch parties. I love artsy craftsy stuff. I have a boyfriend named Sean – he designs and builds guitars. I also have a Min Pin named Oscar – he eats garbage. My email address is: melissasmith570@yahoo.com

  335. Hi, I’m Nadiah from Malaysia. I’m approaching 32 and run my own little creative design studio and I love making cards and notebooks part time. I used to have a ton of penpals back when I was a teen, but have lost touch with many along the way. although I still write to 2 people, a penpal I’ve had since I was 12 and a friend I’ve known since I was 10 who now lives in Norway. I love writing and receiving letters and think snail mail rocks over email any time πŸ™‚ E-mail me at nadiah.kimie@gmail.com and we can start writing πŸ™‚

  336. Hello,
    I’m Kim. I live in Philadelphia (from Los Angeles) and am currently in an Industrial Design masters program. I enjoy so many things – fiction, baking, cooking, Scandinavia (my undergraduate education was in Scandinavian Literature), design, knitting… I will be married soon in Mendocino, CA. I like to speak Swedish whenever possible. Unfortunately I don’t listen to much music anymore – it used to be a big part of my life and I would love to get into it once again. I haven’t any pen pals and would love to know someone new.

  337. Greetings and Salutations.

    Central Australia is where I live. So if any ladies (or gentlemen) would like some rubber stamped/ type writer typed/ coloured pencil decorated/ fine paper sent their way from the desert, in the heart of Oz then write to me!

    To tell you the truth, I’m mainly interested in an international pen pal because I want an excuse to buy the more expensive, attractive postage stamps in the post office. I am getting a bit bored of the local ones.

  338. Hi! My name is Alexa. I am so excited to see this idea blossom on IndieFixx!

    When I was little, I always loved getting mail because I pretended the messages were from a lost friend who lived in a far away fairytale land.

    Luckily, I still treasure and value hand-written notes on crisp β€œfreshly-off-the-press” stationery. What a beautiful craft to restart!

    I’m a dedicated college student by day and renegade crafter by night. I love paper crafts and scrapbooking, freshly sharpened bouquets of pencils and the feelings of wonder found in a newly purchased handmade journal. Like between Avis and Julia Child, the relationship of pen pals can be quite extraordinary!

    Email me at: alexa.a.carey[at]gmail[dot]com!

  339. Hi, I’m an almost 20 year old (holy crap!) who lives in Canada with her half sister, mom, and stepdad. They all rock. I’ve got an offbeat sense of humor- think really morbid 12 year old british boy. I love animals, I currently live with 2 cats, 2 hermit crabs, and some fish. I just got into my dream school for baking and pastry management, it starts in may and I’m very excited. My butt was in the newspaper last month. true story. gemini5757@hotmail.com

  340. <3 I’m a firey Aquarius, a walking contradiction who hates hypocrisy more than I hate roaches. I do just about everything but metalsmithing, but that’s because I don’t have the room or money to invest in supplies. I have a penchant for silk kimono and sari. Gremlins sometimes take my things. They also seem to talk to my cats, who naturally, talk back into the air. πŸ˜›

    I like reading other’s blogs to get to know them a little before writing… I’ve never been too good at just starting conversations. I have a Myspace account at myspace.com/nigatsu_bebe if you’d like to read the public-private stuff, but please message to let me know you’re not spam before getting access. ^_^ I’m also at nigatsu_bebe@yahoo.com

  341. hello!
    love love this idea.
    things that make me happy: my pets, my family and friends, vintage finds, fun patterns, great design, PAPER (i’m totally obsessed with great wrapping paper, ribbons, etc.),live music, crafting and the list goes on. i’ve also been accused of being hysterial for fonts, but really, how can you not be? πŸ™‚

    would love to hear from you!

    e: avizen@msn.com

  342. Hi~

    I’m Lisa. I’m in my mid 20’s, dating a wonderful guy and live near Los Angeles, CA. I love to play volleyball, read random books, journaling sometimes, dogs, dogs, dogs, English, geology, shopping, trials & court, and cake! to name a few. I would love to have a pen-pal. πŸ™‚

    You can contact me at: sunney444@gmail.com

    Lisa

  343. Hi my name is Alejandra, 33 years old, born in Monterrey, N.L. Mexico … I live in dallas, Tx .. still single and happy πŸ™‚
    I love art, paint, write and dream.. I like make pretty things but sometimes is more about the packages πŸ™‚ I love papers.. and I have this “thing” with paper and fabric stores.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    I also lov work with wood or MDF.. πŸ™‚
    my blog http://rkultur.blogspot.com

  344. I love this idea!!

    My name is Gina and I live in Nova Scotia, Canada. I love knitting, crochet, sewing and making pretty things. I`m a big supporter of buying local and am really into growing my own food.

    I`m the mother of two busy toddlers and I work full time so my life is pretty busy. I`d welcome the opportunity to make some new friends and get inspiration from some crafty people!

  345. I suggest all of you check out PostMuse (comment 28), Postcrossing (postcard swap), and maybe swap-bot (www.swap-bot.com, lots of different swaps going on at any given time, including pen pal letters but also art and beyond – one way to get interesting mail on a regular basis!).

    And check out the book Good Mail Day.

  346. Hi! My name is Evie, I’m in my late 30’s, single, and I live in the Southern U.S. I love crafting, writing letters, reading, journaling, walking, hiking, cats, all kinds of music, old films, vintage & thrift shopping, history, archaeology, genealogy, snail mail, paper, paper, paper!!! πŸ™‚ I have 2 dear snail mailers overseas but I’d love to have a few more–wherever you are, around my age and with similar interests. There is nothing like a lovely letter in the mail from a dear friend!! Email me and let’s getting started on that friendship journey! nestingcottage@yahoo.com
    ~Evie

  347. Hi,

    My name is Anne and I live in Finland. I love tv, films, crafting (mainly cards), art, interior design and music. Speaking of music, i think the man who claims that “God’s away on business” is pretty darn good. I have a slight weakness for all things Canadian and I totally blame L.M. Montgomery and some of my favorite tv series for that. And I heart Etsy.

    Everybody is welcomed to write, not just Canadians. πŸ™‚

    abackman66 at hotmail.com

  348. hello there! you have a billion comments on here already but i thought i’d leave one too. i’m jane, hello! i’m 22 – live in ohio – love mail & have been making mail art for 8+ years – enjoy writing lists, taking photos, blogging, baking, crafting and making blanket forts.
    jane. po box 398. baltic, ohio 43804

  349. Hello! My name is Jen and I used to make cards and scrapbooks all the time. Last year I found myself going through a divorce and stopped creating. I think this would be a GREAT way to get started again…I miss it. I am once again a single mom of 4 almost grown kids (my youngest is 14), starting over. I work full time in IT at an elementary school and I am in collage at night going for my degree as a Medical Lab Tech. You can contact me at…

    jenn.mlt@gmail.com
    http://littlescrapsofpaper.typepad.com/

  350. I’m 24, currently living in Maryland. I am a city girl (and hope to move to dc soon!), I recently started crocheting, LOVE music (spill canvas, mgmt, ok go, uffie), and most of all I love food, althought I am not too got at cooking.

    I am trying to get more pen pals (currently only have 1!) so this is a great idea! amlandenburger@gmail.com

  351. GREAT idea!!

    Nobody is aware or if they are they do not care, but there have been thousands of Postal worker laid off, and some distribution centers have been closed (hubby is a PO worker) the internet is slowly putting the USPS out of business. To help offset the loss, they are seriously, SERIOUSLY considering going to 5 day delivery.

    Mail art is helping…letter writing will also πŸ™‚

    share this info with your friends, as it is not a joke, and is slowly becoming a reality.

    I am in…Please check out my blog to find out about me
    Susan

    http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com/

  352. Snailmailing? Good oldfashioned letter exchanging? Warm correspondance with a longterm friend, maybe even two or three? I really, really would love to participate! I am a born again christian wife and mother of 5 children. We live in the Netherlands. You can reach me trough this email address jayvonp@live.nl

    I love this idea!
    With kind regards, Jennifer.

  353. Hi everyone! My name is Katie. I have a great love for all things handmade. I love knitting, sewing, photography, pens, paper, vintage…the list could go on and on. I would love to have a penpal, nothing makes me more happy then sending a letter or package. I’m looking forward to meeting some new friends. My email address is katiejjames(at)yahoo(dot)com

  354. Hi! I’m Angela. I am originally from Hawaii but moved to Las Vegas, NV aslo known as the ninth island. I am in the architecture industry (I can’t say I’m an architect since I am too lazy to get my license!). I love to make stuff (mostly a mess) and live surrounded by boys. A husband, son and 2 boy Welsh Corgis. I love everything handmade and have a blog http://www.indieyellowpages.com. I used to have penpals and lost touch with them. I am currently unemployed since construction is so slow so I definitely have time to write and practice my penmanship! My email is angela(at)indieyellowpages(dot)com. I love snail mail!

  355. Hey – this is an awesome idea. I’d love to have a couple of other penpals – if only to feed the letter writing/postage/stationery habit. And the fountain pen habit!

    I’m a 20-something writer living in Texas with a rocket scientist husband and two cats. I love gardening, reading, cooking, domestic stuff, creative writing, crafting, and video games. You can email me at toomanyannas [at]gmail[dot]com!

  356. Haha! This is so cool – I have been looking for a penpal for ages, as I had a few in my teens. As some of the ladies have said – there is Nothing better than receiving Snail Mail πŸ™‚

    My name is Kerry, I’m a 26 year old mom of 3 beautiful girls, in Cape-Town, South Africa. I run a tour company from home with my fiance and I love it that I can work from home around my girls πŸ™‚ I love all kinds of music, crafts, cooking, baking and generally laughing and having fun!

    Email me at: kezinengland@gmail.com

    πŸ™‚

  357. HI!! I’m excited to participate in this.

    I’m Nichole, from Conway, AR. I am an art student, I love to watercolor and take landscape and macro photography. I love animals of all kinds, but mostly my Corgi! I love to cook and learn any new hobbies or skills, i love to learn! Reading and watching all things SciFi is how i relax, Dr. Who and StarTrek and shows like them are my fav. πŸ˜€ in a nutshell I’m a crafty sci-fi nerd who loves animals and cooking.

    My email is Nichole.Leigh.Atwell{@}gmail{dot}com
    My website is
    http://www.nicholeatwell.yolasite.com
    My blog is
    http://niqoley.blogspot.com/

  358. This sounds like a great idea!
    My name’s Roxanna. I’m a crafty blogger who loves a challenge as far as learning new crafts.
    I usually write about movies and art because I have made a few short films and in the absence of filmmaking I create sculptural art.
    I love movies, books, music, sewing, writing, playing with paint, laughing at myself, cooking, tv shows, knitting (hobby turned part time job thanks to etsy) and the perils of owning a dog.

    My email address is: craftyhorror(at)gmail(dot)com

  359. Hi there, this is such a lovely idea!
    My name is Nicole Duquette I’m 23 years old, an illustrator, crafter and lover of any and all things cute!
    I’m living in Lancaster Pennsylvania with my cat licorice who has big mitten like feet πŸ™‚
    my email is nicolemduquette ATgmailDOTcom

  360. This is such a lovely idea. I’d been thinking lately about how to find a penpal, as I miss good old fashioned letter writing. Let’s see, I’m 40 years old, born and bred a southern girl. I love books, cooking, gardening,music, movies (i’m a bit of a movia trivia gal) knitting and all sorts of crafting. I work in technology and have recently realized that I need a new career. My email address is: spiritwitch523(at)gmail(dot)com.
    blessings
    ~*~

  361. Hi!! My name’s is Emmanuelle, i live in France (PARIS). As a teenager i used to have a lot of penpals and i really love the idea of having penpals sharing an interest for crafts.I love handmade stationary, jewelry (polymer clay, resin and metal), cooking, buying/offering homemade things, sewing, sharing and discovering new things, travelling, and design. you can reach me at aquastuff77(at)yahoo(dot)fr…..

  362. Hello! My name is Stephanie and I live in Colorado. I would love to have a penpal. I just graduated from law school and absolutely adore stationery, cards, and any other kind of pretty paper. Please e-mail me to exchange mailing addresses at: stephanie {dot} doherty {at} gmail {dot} com.

  363. Count me in please. I’m Patty Davidson in Virginia. My mail art / letter writing blog is called Just Letter Rip http://justletterrip.blogspot.com
    and my mailing address is listed there. I love writing letters and have set myself the goal of writing 365 this year. I’ve written 58 so far! I like stars and origami and puzzles of all kinds. Art journaling is another of my favorite activities.

  364. Add me to the list of want-to-join-in-ers! While I’m in my 50s, I feel so much younger than that. Love thrifting, crafting, reading and more. When my daughter (now 23) was in collage, I sent her a postcard a day for 4 years. I miss that and would love to have a penpal again.

    Email is itsvicki at zoomtown dot com

  365. What a wonderful idea! I would love to connect with one or many new penpals. I had penpals for years growing up and was always so excited to receive a letter or parcel in the mail. Our box was half a mile from the house and I could never wait to get home to open my mail. By the time I got back to the house, I had half-written my response in my head. I miss that joy of going to the mailbox and of crafting a hand-written card or letter.

    My name is Julie (Jules), I’m 43 going on 12 or 80 depending on the day. I’m happily married to the love of my life and am currently taking care of my elderly mother. We have cats, dogs, horses, and will soon have chickens!

    I am interested in way too many things: gardening, birdwatching/feeding, sewing, crafting, writing, photography, cooking, medieval history, horseback riding, camping, fishing, reading, and of course – the computer. Our blog at mooncatfarms.blogspot.com tells a lot more about our life.

    I look forward to finding one or many new penpals to swap letters and goodies with. my email is: mooncatfarms (at) yahoo (dot) com

  366. hello! I’m Andrea… I love reading(mostly crazy fantasy stuff with things like faries and yes… vampires, even though they are going way too mainstream), writing (although its rare that i actually finish a story), music (i always find the unknown bands, and then once everyone else starts listening to them, i find something new :D), anything crafty (collages, hemp, origami, and altered art being at the top of that list), and doing/wearing things that other people think are weird. i’m finally going back to school, but im not sure what for…something creative.
    i would love an old-fashioned penpal or two (i remember having them in elementary school)
    my email is andreamaejust@gmail.com

  367. Hello! My name is Briana and I love the idea of having a pen pal! The only thing I have to look foward to when checking the mailbox is netflix. I was born and raised in Florida, but I love to travel the world. I love photography, artsy fartsy things, scrapbooking, DIY, baking cakes and discovering new music. I love meeting new people and would like a pen pal that I can get to know!

  368. Love this idea! I hate when the only things that come in the mail for me are bills and junk mail =(

    I’m a 19 year old girl from NJ getting my Master’s degree in Art Therapy, and it’s been loads of fun so far. I am starting to get rrreeeaaaallly into fiber arts and embroidering, and I’d love to be penpals with someone who could inspire me and exchange ideas ( and even collaborate! ) with!

    Even though I’m majoring in art, there isn’t anyone at school who really enjoys the same things as me (off-the-wall music, fiber art/embroidering/sculpture, the outdoors, experimenting with spirituality), so I’d love to have a pen pal who is somewhat similar!

    <3 Ashley.

  369. Hello, I love this idea also! I was just thinking the other day about how I thought that real penpals would never come back into vogue but maybe I’m wrong! I used to have penpals from Australia and the Ukraine as a kid. Now, I am 27, newly-married, live in the United States, have a cat, have a blog http://www.spandexpony.blogspot.com

  370. i’m so in! I’m a married mother of a pigeon pair, Hunter and Poet, i am inlove with the indie craft movement amongst other things, i love cooking, hate cleaning love to garden and find pulling weeds very theraputic! i love to read craft blogs and meet likeminded people. i am an Australian living in central Canada. it would be such a great thing to have a penpal of my very own! i do all kinds of arts and crafts, making dolls, collage CANVAS, bags and jewllery and have an obsession with birds. i pledge to write back in a handmade way!!! email me. tinyandhunter@hotmail.com

  371. My name is Patricia but everyone calls me Maggie. I just moved to Omaha, NE from Newton, IA. I’m a college administrator that runs a residence hall for single mothers. I absolutely love my job. I’m an avid quilter and creative writer; therefore, I love the idea of someone to write to. I’m single,32, with no children. I listen to mostly punk music. I love design, colour, blogging, and interior design. Although I’m addicted to my smart phone, I get positively giddy at getting snail mail. Please contact me at patricia (at) sketchbookmaggie (dot) net if you want to be my pen pal. I promise to be faithful. πŸ™‚

  372. Yay! I was just saying I needed a pen pal. My name is Jenny. I live in Texas with my husband and 2 year old daughter. I love all things crafty, but have been focused on sewing and crochet recently. I’d love to learn to knit. I’m a geek. I love photography and sci-fi and Jane Austen and indie films. I will definitely need to work on my penmanship, hehe. And my email address is jdenbow (at) gmail(dot)com

  373. I love this idea! Receiving snail mail letters never gets old. Well, anyway, Hello. My name is Karyna and I live in Miami, FL. I love paper, typography, design, DIY, color, pattern, pretty stuff…but sometimes also the not so pretty and chaotic. Also Love music – all types of music & wished I lived right on the beach. Used to be more of a night person but now find myself wanting to wake up earlier..hmm. Working hard on growing my shop, Paper Squid (http://papersquid.etsy.com) but also trying to live better & live simpler. Did I mention I want a puppy but this building doesn’t allow them, lol (maybe I could sneak it in, but nope, landlord lives right below me; at least he’s nice). Okay that’s a bit for now. πŸ™‚

  374. Wonderful idea! I’m from Israel, as a child, I grew up in Africa and had lots of pen pals- whose letters I keep to this day. I’m a translator,languages and cultures fascinate me, and crafting is my hobby and obsession. I love sewing and scrapbooking, mixed media and art journals, and am always willing to learn more. I’m 37, newly married, and would love to send and receive art mail and correspond with interesting people.
    My email is: mapik at netvision net il – with dots instead of spaces πŸ™‚

  375. hello! i love the idea of having a penpal. i can remember busting out lisa frank stationary as an eight year old writing to my penpals. πŸ™‚

    i live in california, and am just getting ready to graduate (with a degree i hate!) but, am trying to figure out some way to continue going to school for design. i am in love with illustration, design, all things typewriter related, chubby cats, good thrift store finds, rearranging my furniture everytime i clean, diet coke and the color poppy red.

    i just started up an art collective, http://redtypewritercollective.wordpress.com/ and that’s what most of my time is spent doing. the rest of my time is devoted to my etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheLovelyOwl or my (somewhat sad looking at the moment) blog: http://tubulidentata.blogspot.com/

    Ok. So now that I’ve allowed you to stalk me on the web. πŸ™‚ Here’s my email:

    amblakeley[at]gmail.com

  376. I love to send letters and get letters, and I am so glad their are others out there that still appreciate it too. Hello, my name is Emily and I live in Virginia. So let me see; I love do it yourself projects, fall, all things vintage, anything with buttons, and the color purple. I also love to watch old movies, did I mention Paul Newman is my boyfriend ;). I also think it is important to recycle and drink tea when you can for all the good things it does for your body. I adore folk music, and like to get up early on the weekends. I suppose that about covers it. If you want to know more about me you can check out my blog http://sassysmolak.blogspot.com or email me at emilyc.831@gmail.com. I can’t wait to start writing!

  377. Yeh, Jenn!! I love this post ‘cuz I love snail mail! You’re right, it is so much fun to get a hand-written note. Nowadays people’s inboxes are bursting at the seams and opening your snail mailbox is a big disappointment. And, with so much beautiful letterpress, etc. stationery it’s like a double joy to write and receive mail! Thanks!

  378. Hi! My name’s Jessica, I live in Adelaide, South Australia and I would love a penfriend or two.

    At the moment I work in publishing and am studying editing, so I don’t have much free time. When I do, I love to craft, especially knit and sew, plus a little embroidery. I harbour dreams of one day studying textiles or costume design.

    If you’d like to swap addresses, drop me an email at jess_purplemonkey [at] yahoo [dot] com [dot] au

  379. Hi My name is Amanda. I would love to be part of the PENPAL Project and share letters and packages with some friends. I live in South Africa. I enjoy all kinds of projects…ranging from Designer toys, online magazines, hand lettering, surface design to printed Party Packs. My husband and I run a Design Company and work in our creative home office. Other than our business we also have our own brands mine so Bellazoo currently in the process of being relaunched. I enjoy all things cute kawaii and atmospheric. I enjoy antiqueing, vintage goods, music such as Eisley, Ray Lamotagne, Damien Rice, Feist, Muse, And besotted with movies ;P…beautiful and intelligent ones of course. Some of my fav’s are Sleepy Hollow, the Fountain, The Prestige, The very long engagement etc. I also love photography and hope to get my masters in photography over the next few years.
    xoxox

  380. Hi, I’m Kaitlin! I’m currently a senior at the College of Charleston double majoring in Studio Art and Small Business Management, so needless to say I’m a strong advocate for the little guy in the businessman’s world. I’m obsessed with landscapes, thunderstorms, and grapefruit juice. I’d love a pen pal! You can reach me at kcarroll71@gmail.com
    Let’s converse!

  381. I love this idea! I would love to have a pen pal or a few. I’ve been collecting pretty stationery for years, and I need someone to send it to. πŸ™‚ My name is Shannon. I live in Illinois, but I lived all over the country growing up. I’m a student, working on an advanced degree in psychology (and hating my dissertation!). I’m also a crafter. I love sewing, but also love to try other crafts as my budget allows. My email is: shannon@anodynedesign.com

  382. Love it! I would absolutely be interested in having a pen pal…I’ve always wanted one. My name is Shannon, I am 24 years old and I live in Alabama. I work as the art director for a sewing magazine by day, which I absoutely love; and I moonlight as a freelance graphic/web designer. I am definitely a multicrafter…I’ll try anything once! My life revolves around the following: my marriage and our families, my job, anything and everything crafty, home improvement and decorating (we’ve owned our home for about a year), antiquing and shopping, and music. I would love to have a pen pal to swap fun letters and packages with!
    shannonemiller (at) yahoo (dot) com

  383. Hey!
    My name is Kimberly and I live in NC. I would love to have a pen pal. It must be my crafty nature as to why this idea appeals to me so! Plus, I do love getting mail, too. I am a mama to 2 girls, wife, part-time nurse and wanna-be photographer, runner, crafter(sewing, crochet, paper)and baker. runnermama@bellsouth.net
    Looking forward to it!

  384. Hi, I’m Nicole, and I would love to have a pen pal! I love to draw, cook, hang out with my husband (we got married last fall) and my dog Lance, hike and walk and in general appreciate natural things. I also love words, especially poetry, and hand-drawn type—which I do a lot in my art (and you can bet I would love to do in letters too). I also love paper and would love more opportunities to use beautiful paper.

    I write a blog and have a little art shop under the name Blue Bicicletta.

    you can email me at nkdocimo [AT] gmail [dot] com and check out my blog to see more about me.

  385. i live and work in west Michigan – trying to make it as a graphic novelist and illustrator. i love art and books and music, im single and independent spending most of my money and time in pubs and coffee shops. music tastes: anathallo, sufjan, breathe owl breathe, arcade fire, fleet foxes, beirut, avett brothers, and etc. email is rachel.f.t.foss@gmail.com πŸ™‚

  386. Oh man, I LOVE getting and sending mail! My name is Rosemary and I’m from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. I’m an illustrator, designer, crafter, and maker. I love 1950’s era childrens books, nerdy stuff like video games and comics, pirates and all kinds of music. I’d love someone to share letters with and send things I’ve made to! Check out my blog at http://www.rosemarytravale.ca/blog and see if you’d like me for a penpal, and then drop me an email at travaleATgmailDOTcom

  387. This sounds great, i miss snail mail! My name is chrystina,i live in texas. I love photography and deign. I make bags, I cant live without music,any kind honestly. I would absolutely love some pin pals! Chrystinabenish@live.com

  388. wow, how’s exciting! I love snail mail!

    My name’s kristen and I’m an art student at Florida State. I love arts, crafts, and handmade everything. I grew up on a blueberry farm and love doing things outdoors. I frequently shop at thrift stores and am always reading a new book. I have an etsy shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/kristenmay and here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/randomartofkindness
    and a blog here: http://randomartofkindness.blogspot.com/

  389. I’m a mail enthusiast who has spent 30 odd years trying to disprove the old chestnut “the art of letter writing is dead.” My mailing address is on my blog. And I really do spend about $100 a week on postage. Some people buy shoes … I buy postage. And if you want some lovely vintage US postage that you can use on your mail … let me know and I’ll hook you up with my supplier πŸ˜‰

  390. I would love to be pen pals and meet a couple new people.

    I’m Deanna and I live in central Phoenix in Arizona. I am married with two dogs and one and a half cats. I am working on relearning the wonderful art of screen printing and block printing. My master plan is to open an Etsy shop to sell my creations and to be my own boss. I am a graphic designer by day and I would love to have a nice camera and work on learning the technical side of photography.

    my email is deannamullican(at)gmail(dot)com

  391. Hi!My name is Renee,I’m married with 3 daughters,just moved to VA from MI,but originally from LA (no,not Los Angeles πŸ™‚ I love etsy,anything handmade,and spending time with my family.I would really love pen pals from other countries.I love getting mail & writing letters.I just recently got my daughters pen pals b/c I think letter writing is a lost art.If you’d like to write to me,please email me at reneealam@verizon.net Thanks!

  392. This is so cool! Pen-pals are the best kinds of friends! I have had the same pen-pal for over 20 years….although the changes in technology mean that we get to email, and chat, and skype, we still send each other snail mail too! Go you for brining it back!

  393. this is so great!
    my name is kristin and i live in california. i’m working on my bfa in textiles and i love everything about it! weaving, screen printing, sewing, etc. except for crochet…i’m not very good at that. i also draw and paint and play the ukulele. i collect old things and cute things. i love music…anything lo-fi, anything old, anything indie, some things hip hop and some things pop (i’ve been really into 90’s mariah carey). anyway, i have a little blog kristinlikes.blogspot.com and my email is kristinpetiford@gmail.com

  394. Well, I wrote a whole comment, and then I guess flubbed it all up.
    ——
    Anyways, I’ve had penpals and longdistance letter-writing friendships many times in my life. Though lately they have gone away and I still have tons of papergoods sitting around wanting to be written on.
    I’m living in houston, tx, have two cats, a technical job, and love to knit. I also crave visual stimulation and tactile activities (go figure…)
    I would love to share in this project. my handle is nadnuk and I can be found on gmail, twitter, ravelry, etc.

  395. This looks so fun. My name is Annie. I’m a recent college grad and freelance writer living in Michigan. I love art in all its forms, but I spend most of my time knitting and sewing different creations. I’m just getting into Etsy and the awesome handmade community that surrounds it. My email is anne.pilon@gmail.com

  396. This is a brilliant idea! I’d definitely like to get in the snail mail habit. A penpal or two who I could write and exchange little gift packages with would be amazing. I’m extremely busy though, so I’d need someone patient!

    I’m Alexa, a twenty one year old atheist vegetarian, living in Memphis with my gorgeous boyfriend of three years. I spend most of my time working, but I love being outside and reading more than anything else. I also like cooking and baking and I’m interested in learning how to knit and sew and do other crafts. I have so many projects lined up! I’m learning French and learning a bit of Portuguese vicariously through my boyfriend.

    I love cute things and woodland creatures too; I swear I’m not just copying! I also love fairy tales, fashion, makeup, music, home decor, vintage, cupcakes, beautiful cookbooks, handmade anythings, my niece Madeline, etc. I have a kind of gross 12-year-old-boy sense of humor and sarcasm and I go way back. I just got my own car and I can’t wait to travel absolutely everywhere.

    My email address is acgilliland@gmail.com if anyone’s interested in being a penpal or even just an e-friend. (:

  397. I love this idea πŸ™‚ My name is Holly, I’m a junior getting my degree in Management. I love all things fiber-y (yarn, knitting, crochet, sewing, yarn, spinning, dyeing, did I say yarn?) and I really like to write. I also LOVE getting mail in my little PO Box, it makes me feel special πŸ˜€ I blog over at http://sillylittleladysspotontheweb.blogspot.com and I sell my knitted wares at http://sillylittlelady.etsy.com and I would love a pen pal or two or three or more! I love making pretty packages to send to others and don’t get enough chances to do it these days.

    sillylittlelady(at)gmail(dot)com

  398. Serendipity! I’ve been making lots of handmade cards and wanting people to send them to! I live in Miramichi, NB, Canada with my husband and 2 cats so your letter will probably have cat hair on it somewhere! I love to craft all sorts of things – scrapbooking, polymer clay, sewing and especially turning thrift store finds into neat objects. I’m completely hooked on Survivor and think that getting letters in the mail makes any day Christmas day! Email me at spellflinger@gmail.com and a few random facts in no particular order – I’m pagan, living with being bipolar and John Irving is my all time favorite author.

  399. Hello from Slovenia! Anyone interested to have a snail-mail pal from little Slovenia? My name is Jozica. I’m an artist, illustrator, art therapist who loves art, music, nature, people, books and much more. See my blog to learn more about me and to find my e-mail address there (http://creatissimoineng.blogspot.com/). I’m looking forward to creative, insiring mail!

  400. Geez, I forgot to post my email before. It’s rwinkley@gmail.com

    Iveth and Isabelle, my boyfriend is returning today from Montreal (visiting his kids). They spend the summers with us and one of these days Bella (my daughter) and I will make the trip there for a visit!

    Ashley, where outside of Chicago are you? I’m up in Madison, WI but have family/friends in the Chicago area.

    Bobbi, I love Judi Dench, too!

    – Rachael

  401. Hi! I’m Anna and I love the idea of having a penal (and it might legitimize my huge stack of sad and unused postcards and stationery!!). I’m a photographer and graphic designer in the Chicago area.

    email: anna@cityviewphoto.com
    blog: cityviewphoto.wordpress.com
    twitter: twitter.com/anna_24

  402. I would LOVE this! I ache to send snail mail but my family would probably just say ‘Huh?’, lol. I live in North Carolina, married for 11 years and have three boys between 6 and 18 months and a 2 year old Jack Russel. I work full time as a scientist. But I love all forms of paper art .. mixed media … would love to learn to sew … etc. LOL, I just love crafts … and blogs.
    I would LOVE to start hunting flea markets and have a house full of antiques … but no time. Maybe one day!
    email
    mkiser26 @ yahoo DOT com

  403. This is so wonderful! I’ve been thinking lately that I’d enjoy some penpals, and remembering how we did that back in grade school a very long time ago:)

    I’m Bobbi, and I love to make things, cook, putter around the house, and I’ve just recently rediscovered my love of crochet and I can’t stop, even in my sleep! I am interested in eating/buying local, organic gardening, reading, and DIY. I love British films, especially those with Judy Dench. Like Meghan up above, “I can write/read tolerable Spanish” and I’m trying to remember my German from highschool. ok, that’s enough.

  404. Hi, I’m Ashley, and the idea of having a pen pal makes me giddy inside. There’s so much excitement when you open your mailbox and find a piece of mail that has your name on it and isn’t junk mail or a bill. I make stationery to sell on Etsy, so it would be a lot of fun to get some real use out of my creations. I love writing; I have my own blog and also write columns for Indie Smiles. I’m from Michigan but just moved outside of Chicago and don’t know anyone. On top of that I have two daughters under the age of 18 months, so I could seriously use some interaction with other adults, even if just on paper!

  405. Hello, I’m Rachael and I love this idea! I do still send thank you cards, but I have loads of stationery just begging to be used. I also live with a fountain pen & paper fanatic (my boyfriend/life partner,Guy) who will love the Letter Writers Alliance link.

    So, I’m mom to Bella, soon to be 8 years old, love winter because it makes spring so much more wonderful, crochet, flea markets, red wine, vintage clothes & jewelry, and hanging with my daughter and her friends.

    I’m a jewelry artist and I’ve just started blogging at http://mycreativehustle.blogspot.com where I will definitely link this.

    I’d love to swap addresses with anyone who would like to!

    – Rachael

  406. Hello, My name is Isabelle and I live in a small town outside of MontrΓ©al,QuΓ©bec,Canada. I love to take photos, cook, craft, gardening even if I shouldn’t be allowed by law to do it.
    I am the shop owner of Hey Buttons on Etsy.com …OK so this is starting to feel like an ad to get a date, so I will stop here. My email is : orders@heybuttons.com

  407. this is awesome! i’m meghan, and i love my dog, knitting, needlework, cooking, getting inspiration from nature and all the lovely blogs out there, reading and buying handmade. i’ll try just about anything once (unless it involves mayonnaise). i love paper crafts, but i suck at them, and i LOVE mail! who doesn’t?
    oh, and i’m totally open to non-US penpals. i can write/read tolerable spanish.

  408. Hi! my name is Iveth and i live in Montreal, Canada, though i’m from Mexico. I’m a little bit of everything, from jeweller, to blogger, to illustrator to mom and wife and everything in between. I love music and movies. My fav bands are stars and arcade fire.
    I would love to have 1 or 2 pen pals, THere is not better thing than the surprise of a personal letter in the mailbox!
    ivetinagelatina@gmail.com

  409. i’d love to participate in whatever way the love moves.

    i love writing, blogging, and making things. among other daily themes in my life: motherhood, gardening, cooking, creating, photography, taking delight in the small things. offering small gifts to friends & birds, too. i love the beauty of the everyday and find sweeping the floor to be a spiritual practice. i try to keep to the practice of yoga & deep breathing. i gain energy from relationships with others, inspiration from color, and love, love putting the pen to paper.

    more about my daily creative practice:
    http://www.calledtocreate.blogspot.com

    peace,
    suzanne
    slsvinson [at] me [dot] com

  410. hi there, I am Christie….I am a married mother of one amazing daughter!! I am a huge supporter of buying handmade and supporting local creative types, farmers, businesses and I am a firm supporter of Made in Canada!!
    I make jewelry and am on Etsy.com. This year I want to start selling at crafters markets, etc.

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