the penpal project

The Penpal Project

the penpal project

Dear you,

We all love to hate email, right? I spend so much of my day, sending and responding to emails.  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 think I’m not the only one who feels this way…

That said, I’ve decided I want to help do my part to bring back snail mail. I want to return to the long-lost days of letter writing, penpals and handwritten thank-you notes.  There’s something so special checking  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 also want to help connect folks together who want to be penpals.

How about it? Want to a penpal and help me bring back snail mail and the lost art of the letter?

If so, join the

The Penpal Project Google Group

and leave a mesage introducing yourself to the group. Make sure in include your interests, interesting facts about yourself, what you are looking for in a penpal + more. You can also read others’ messages and try to find a penpal that way.

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, Sufjan  Stevens and Iron & Wine…plus too many more to name. I have all kinds of stationery that I never use and  I’d love 2-3 more penpals.

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 page. You can use this banner.



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.

P.P.P.S. You may like these free printable stationery downloads I created.

Airmail Stationery

Bloom + Grow Stationery

Lace Stationery

P.P.P.P.S. If you are looking for the original post that started it all, it’s here. I just had to deactivate comments due to spam. if you would like your comment deleted, just let me know.

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