Monday, 18 February 2013

the letter read like this..

my received letters

One of my favourite things is coming home to find a letter waiting for me. I've always enjoyed letter-writing. I recall scouring the Penpal pages of 'Brownie' magazine when I was little and writing to fellow Brownies across the country. I also spent several years, after moving house at 8 years old, writing to my best friend from the primary school I used to go to.

These days I write to some of my friends from uni, fellow bloggers and some family members. When Letterbox Penpals wrote to me and asked if I would be interested in trialling their site, I couldn't have been more excited about the prospect.

Although it's mainly aimed at getting children writing, I have written to a few of the penpals on the site in my age group; I like the fact that the site's creators make sure they do everything they can to make the whole process as safe as possible.

In order to reply to an ad on their site, you send your letter (and a small processing fee) to the main address and it gets sent on for you, so your address details aren't given out by anyone else but you. You can find all the information you need here to download the forms and join and if you follow them on Twitter, you will get to find out about their frequent offers and promotions.

I'm hoping this will inspire some more penpalling. What's not to love? Does anyone already write to penpals? I'm currently putting together a package for my first overseas penpal swap - will post on that soon.


  1. Sounds great! You're a pioneer! Snail mail is so much more exciting than a bold sentence on your screen!

    how can I get involved?

    Email me at:

  2. I need to get back into sending letters, I love getting post!

    Maria xxx

  3. such a long time ago I wrote a handwrittwen letter..miss that kind of stuff :(

  4. I haven't written in length for so long that my handwriting is terrible these days (plus with the M.E. I sometimes don't have much control with my hands/arms either). It's always exciting to receive a 'proper' letter though isn't it? x