Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Pen pals

I'm sure all of us enjoy getting a little something in the mail, a letter or a package, something made or written especially for you by a friend far away. When I was around 12 or so I had a pen pal from Germany who I dreamed of one day visiting, everything about her seemed so mysterious to me - especially her address that just seemed so far from and foreign to my own. So, over at the new Meet Me At Mikes craft forum (which I highly recommend perusing and joining) there is a crafty pen pal swap starting up. The idea is that each person joins and is then randomly assigned 2 swap partners to write to. For this first swap the theme is 'decorated envelopes', which is super manageable for those of us who are a bit busy, plus how exciting to get a letter from a crafter (possibly) over the sea from you full of inspiration and general craft goodness. You've got until September 30th to sign up, quick sticks!

5 comments:

Christen said...

Oooh. Thanks for letting me know about this. I've been thinking of my fourth grade pen pal recently.

FaerySarah said...

what a cool idea! I remember when I was in primary, we were all given a random pen pal. Mine was Erin from the USA. I have no idea what she is doing now - but i wrote to her for ages! Then i had one from signing up to a magazine when I was like 13... anyway we wrote and wrote for years then went out of touch and then i found her on facebook last year - well actually her brother... no more letters but so cool to see what she's been up to :-)

haha my speech is over now.

dahlhaus said...

Love the photo! I had a pen pal from Germany too (grade 3 on) and we did actually get to visit each other!

becka said...

Sarah - We got american penpals too! Someone in my class got asked if they knew what skyscrapers were by their penpal, haha. Did you find your through Tearaway? I loved that magazine! I think thats where mine came from. Hope you're doing well, not long now!

Katie said...

Thanks for the tip!