*Edited to add : this swap is now closed, however I'll be running a second one in late September/early October*
Huzzah! The 'creative people pen pal' swap is ready to go and sign ups are now open.
Last year, the lovely Magdalena (from The Craft Revival) ran a creative pen pal swap on her blog, which was so fun! I signed up and even created a post for her on how to create a letter writing kit. Since then I've been sharing lots of my letter writing photos on instagram and have also written a couple of blog posts around the topic. Lots of my readers have asked me how to find their own pen pal with similar creative interests and while there are definitely ways to do this, I thought a pen pal swap would make things nice and easy for you all.
Receiving hand written letters in the mail box is such a great feeling! Over the next couple of weeks I'll be sharing quite a few 'pen pal' related blog posts, with lots of ideas on how to make your mail look pretty (it's always good to receive something nice), ideas on what to write about, flat and inexpensive goodies that you can send in a small envelope and sources that I've found for nice stationery etc.. If there is something specific you would like me to write about on this topic, just let me know.
If you are excited and would like to find a creative pen pal to exchange letters with, via the post, then pop me through an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following details:
2. Postal address (This will only be shared with your matched-up-pen pal)
3. Age (I think it would be nice to be matched up with somebody else around your age)
4. Do you have a preference for an overseas pen pal or somebody more in your own area? *I can't guarantee this bit, but will try my best*
5. What creative hobbies do you enjoy?
6. Anything else that you would like to share ..... perhaps you would like a couple of pen pals...or maybe you have a blog that you would like to mention.
It can be really disappointing when you sign up for something and your partner doesn't play nicely, so please only join in if you are generally excited about the idea of having somebody to write to and are going to 'pinky promise' that you will write back to your new friend.
Please tell your friends about this swap as well, because the more sign ups we have, the more fun it will be! Feel free to let me know if your friend is going to join in, so I won't sign you both up together.
Also, I'm running this a little differently - when two people hit my inbox that I think will make a good pen pal pair, I'll be matching you both up immediately .... so you never know, you might even be receiving your pen pal on the same day as signing up!
Any other questions, please ask,