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20 things to add to your penpal letter

This Blog post is from my old website before I switched to self-hosting. It was published on February 17, 2019 

snail mail is an unexpected party in a letter

Opening a letter from my penpals always feels like a little version of Christmas. I always get very excited and I want my penpals to feel the same when I reply. This is why I always want to include something special in my letter but sometimes finding ideas can be hard. I know many people feel the same so I decided to share a list of some of my favorite things to include in a penpal letter.

20 things to add to your penpal letter

  1. Sticker
  2. Your favorite quotes or lyrics (you can make a list or cute little cards you can hang on the wall)
  3. Washi Samples
  4. Tea
  5. Postcards
  6. Journaling cards
  7. Pictures you took (of you, your room/hometown, of places you went to…)
  8. Pressed flowers and leaves
  9. Sticky notes
  10. Mini playlist of your current favorite songs
  11. Scraps of paper
  12. Paperclips
  13. Ribbon or twine
  14. Ephemera
  15. Scraps of old newspaper or pretty packaging
  16. Book pages from old books
  17. A list of this or that questions for your penpal to answer
  18. A list of question for your penpal to answer
  19. Lists (facts about you, places you have been to, goals, dreams, your top ten of something…)
  20. A bookmark

Do you have a penpal and if you do, what do you love to include in your letters?

Lots of Love

Just A Blank Space

My first happy mail

This Blog post is from my old website before I switched to self-hosting. It was published on June 2, 2017

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Just A couple days ago I have received my first happy mail. I always wanted to try it and it turned out to be even better than I expected to be.

I was the one to reach out first to my two pen pals. Here is a list of things I sent them:

  • Washi Tape swatches
  • a random postcard
  • a short letter telling them a little about me
  • a polaroid picture of me
  • paint chips
  • some stickers
  • my favorite zine 

I can’t tell you how excited I was to hear back and how much fun it was to open the letters once I have received them. Here are some of the things I got

Things I have recieved from my penpals

Do you have any pen pals?

Lots of Love

Just A Blank Space