If you’ve always wanted to start creating your own snail mail letters, but don’t really know where to start, this step-by-step guide is made for you! Crafting happy mail is such a fun hobby and can help you channel your creativity. The following steps are a framework for you to get started on your snail mail journey. You can either follow these exact steps, or jump around and see what works the best for you!
Let’s get started on this how-to pen pal tutorial!
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Sending your snail mail friends some goodies is always a fun way to spice up your pen pal letters. It adds a little flair to an already thoughtful letter, and best of all, your small extras don’t need to be costly! There are plenty of ways to DIY some pen pal extras to send in your next happy mail. One suggestion to tie the whole letter together is by matching your small gifts to your theme! Browse the list below for some inspiration and send your pen friends some unique gifts.
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Breaking the barrier into the “artsy” pen pal world can be an exciting move! There are so many talented people creating wonderful snail mail art, envelope art, and cute little goodies. But once in awhile, we can experience some art block. Nothing looks good, everything feels wrong, and the design you’re trying to go for just isn’t looking the way you want it to.
Sometimes, you need a little inspiration to get the creativity flowing, and the best way to do it is with a reference point. This huuuge list of pen pal ideas is here to inspire you for your next snail mail letter. Maybe you don’t want to think too hard and just use one of the pen pal themes below, or maybe you feel inspired to create some envelope art loosely based around the themes. Whatever it may be, I hope that these pen pal design themes help you start crafting your next outgoing snail mail!
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Coming up with new and fresh questions can be challenging when you’ve written a ton of pen pal letters. I’ve compiled a list of one hundred questions to ask your pen pal for your reference. This list is not exhaustive, but hopefully it gives you some ideas when you’re feeling stuck in a rut! I tried to think of some unique questions to ask your snail mail friends to keep things interesting. Take a look below and save this list for your reference if you like these questions.
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Writing to someone new and introducing yourself can feel intimidating. I totally understand the awkwardness you may feel when sitting down to finally write that letter. But worry not! I have a checklist that should take the pressure off of writing the first letter to your brand new pen pal. The list will be broken down into the two key components of the pen pal letter, as seen within the Instagram pen pal community. This checklist can be applied to e-pals, snail mail friends, or general online friends (like on Instagram!)
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If you’re new to the pen pal community and have no idea where to get started, have no fear! I’ve compiled a short list of sites that are great for finding pen pals and fellow snail mail enthusiasts. Remember that there’s no pressure to send physical mail if you’re not feeling up for it. Keep reading to see how to find pen pals when you’re just starting out!
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