How to Find Pen Pals

by Tammy Strobel on August 24, 2014

Letter Love

Recently, a reader asked me:

I had a question about your pen pals. How did you come about them? Are they people that you know (i.e. friends and family)? I was looking to make some pen pals and wasn’t sure how to go about it. I have several friends and family that I write to currently, but I was looking to meet and write to new folks.

Today, I decided to share my response in a short podcast. Listen to the segment here:

If you can’t listen to podcast, below is a summary of my talk:

Some of my pen pals are family members and close friends. However, I’ve met most of my letter writing friends through my blog and Instagram.

Below are a few simple tips to find pen pals:

1. Blog about your interest in letter writing.

2. Ask blog readers, Facebook friends, or your Instagram buddies if they would like to exchange letters.

3. Sign up for a service like Postcrossing.

4. Social media sites — like Instagram and Pinterest — are perfect vehicles to meet like minded people.

What would you add to the list? Share your tips in the comments section.

Be well,
Tammy

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