I have loved writing snail mail since I was a kid. And it is a passion that never died for me.
Over the last few years I got involved on online pen pal groups. I have been really lucky to make a few true friends. I have taken part in swaps and exchanges, but have been burned on several occasions.A friend of mine, originally from the USA but currently living in The Netherlands, had the same experience. So we decided that since we are friends and trust each other, we would do our own swap!
The both of us LOVE the fall. I suggested an October themed journal. We both spent the month of October working on our projects for each other. The beginning of November we both sent off our swap and crossed our fingers that they would each arrive safe and sound.
Last Friday she got hers in the mail, and yesterday I got mine! 🙂
I was thrilled when I got home and seen the big package on my table. I opened it right away.
I loved reading everything and looking at the photos. The both of us put a lot of work into it. She wrote about some of her memories, Thanksgiving recipes, Halloween ideas and fun crafts. I loved reading about the local legends from her home town and also reading about her trip to Romania. (I am super jealous she got to see Dracula’s castle! But also so happy for her!)
We are talking about doing another one next year, maybe a Halloween one since it is something we love and something I could get creative with. I am already thinking of local ghost stories to tell her.
One thing I love about pen palling, is learning about other people’s traditions and stories. I am thrilled we did this and I look forward to doing them again down the road. 🙂
r r, we sent off the mini scarp