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I Like Snail Mail Penpalling

Do you like writing and receiving letters via snail mail? 231 People

    Penpals

    when i was in third grade, my class wrote penpal letters once a month to a third grade class in another state. it was so much fun, we'd all write and decorate our letters and then ask our teacher every day if the replies had arrived. when they finally did, we'd all tear them open...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 5, 2008

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    A Whole New Experience

    So true, there is something very appealing about receiving a letter in the mail. The anticipation of who it might be from before you open it, and the excitement once you have ripped it open, and feeling of the texture of paper in your hands. It is a true experience in itself even...
    wombatism wombatism 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 24, 2008

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    The Art of Writting Letters

    I love to have pen friends from places I will most likely never go, so I can feel what its like to live there. I have a few in other countries but some are just a few states away as well. Nothing compairs to a hand written letter nothing but over the years most moved or married...
    SoFarSad SoFarSad 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 29, 2009

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    Snail Mail

    is something I have become very fond of. I started pen palling 7 years ago, and although I've lost touch with most of them, there are a few that I still write to, and I love every letter I get. I would love to find a few more, if anyone is interested!
    sweetpea0614 sweetpea0614 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2007

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    Hi all ! I am 29 and from Ireland

    and I used to have many pen pals all over the world but not anymore now as I get older. I little about me. I love music and art and photography. I'm a singer/actress but never had anything big just yet! I cosplay and go to conventions a lot and love dr who and Star Trek. I...
    Dreamsphere3 Dreamsphere3 26-30, F Jul 6

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    Lights Up My Day

    Snail Mails cool and I love receiving some among all the bills and threats from the bank. I only have one person I regularly am in contact with via snail mail and it's a joy to get mail off her. Just lights up my day.
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Nov 24, 2007

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    Growing Up Penpalling

    I've been penpalling since I was six. I am now twenty-two. I'm not particularly good at maths so I won't try to count how many years that is, but it's many. It's wonderfully many. I have made multiple friends penpalling. I've learned English better (English is my second language...
    niaina niaina 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 24, 2013

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    Land Mail Rocks.

    I've always been a letter-writer.  I'd write my family and they'd call me back.  I'd write my friends and they'd call me back...Everyone I knew seemed to prefer the telephone to pen and paper. One year, on my January list of wants (a pre-goal-setting exercise I've been...
    mejaka mejaka 41-45, F Feb 5, 2008

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    I Love Penpals. ...

    I love penpals. people from random places to get to know. When I was young I had penpals and sent it through the mail. Now the wonderful internet has myspace.
    shelleyrenee727 shelleyrenee727 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21, 2007

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    Snail Mail Letters Are The Best

    Many people today hardly ever write.  They are more on the internet  getting and sending e-mails and e-letters e.tc.  Nothing is wrong with that mind you, to each his or her own. But letter writing is becoming a thing of the past.  People are always very surprised went I tell...
    brownchoclate brownchoclate 41-45 2 Responses Dec 14, 2011

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    Prison Penpal

    I responded to my first prison penpal the other day. I recommend that others also make prison penpals. These people are lonely and need someone to talk to.
    ameeker ameeker 21-25, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2007

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    It's How I Found This Site, Actually.

    I was looking for something about snail mail penpals, and when I searched on Google, I found this site. I ended up talking to one of the people on here, and we traded addresses. She's actually got a letter to her going into the mail tomorrow.
    garbanzobean garbanzobean 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2008

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    I Love to Write Letters

    Too bad I have bad handwriting.I love to write people and I love to put special little things in them.Getting a letter in the mail is so much fun and brightens my day.I dont really have any penpals righ now,but I think I will have to look into it...
    blackcat blackcat 22-25, F Jul 20, 2007

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    Future

    I do plan on looking for a snail-mail penpal in the future. Unfortunately, even if I have the time, I don't have the money to rent a mailbox at the post office. I'm on a saving streak. School wont pay for itself. (For some reason typing that make me think of trains. o-O) - K
    Knabble Knabble 18-21, F Oct 2, 2011

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    Penpalling

    i started writing my first letters 42 years ago on an old typewritter in my bedroom a s a small school girl and have enjoyed it ever since my hobbies are writing and computer work making cards and going out and having a meal i am married to an irish man for the past 30 years my...
    bugb bugb 56-60 Oct 16, 2010

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    I Love Snail Mail :)

    Hi everyone, I love writing letters and creating friendships that way. I'm extremely shy and so it's a great way for me to open up to others, express what's in my heart, and make new friends. My interests are all animals, reading books (especially fantasy), and writing, and...
    annabelle37 annabelle37 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 4, 2013

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    All the Time

    I love to send letters and cards and gifts through the mail but I also love to recieve. I don't care about the monitary stuff just send me a hi and make my day. Cards don't have to be expensive, they can be home made and work at getting the word out just the same. Try it and make...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F Nov 24, 2007

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    Yay Snail Mail

    Really nothing makes me smile more than getting a letter in the mail, no matter who it is from. Not that my letters ever make sense but i enjoy sitting down in the living room with my binder and reflecting- it is good for me. And as much as i love EP you just cant do...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F Apr 23, 2008

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    I Want to Send Letters!

    I love having pen pals.  I admit that there was a period of time when I wasn't the best at writing back... but I'd like a second chance at it!  I used to have a few pen pals that lasted from elementary school up through high school.  Once I went to college, I lost...
    frontier frontier 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 29, 2007

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    LOVE It Love It Love It Love It

    I love to write letters and i have two addresses to write to ...  i Just have to make time to write them now ... Rahr ... maybe ill get to that tonight ...  hopefully ~~~
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Jul 23, 2007

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    A Lifetime Hobby

    When I was about 12, our English teacher at school suggested we'd got a penpal to practise the language. I loved the idea and got the address of a girl from Australia, my dream land. That's how it all began... over 20 years later, I'm still letter-writing! I found out about...
    PurpleQueen PurpleQueen 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 27, 2009

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    Moaning Moaning :)

    My biggest pet peeve!!! I mostly hate the penpal collectors! Well hate is too strong a word, but for the lack of a better one I shall use it... After browsing databases and networks for penpals I think there's a lot of them! And the people who don't share anything... Makes me sad...
    Terrorita Terrorita 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 18, 2007

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    Always Enjoyed Doing That Thou...

    Always enjoyed doing that though I don't have anyone to do it with anymore.
    FranzJosef FranzJosef 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 21, 2007

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    Snail Mail Rules - But Nobody Ever Writes Anymore... :(

    I really like receiving REAL letters in the mail, but now I guess it's been a few years... Sometimes I get the random postcard, but that's about it :/ I used to have loads of penpals when I was around 10-14 years old, but it got a bit boring when all most of them wrote about were...
    cocoon cocoon 26-30, F Aug 27, 2007

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    Snailmail Is More Authentic To Me

    I'm kinda upset , lately everytime I'm answering an add for penpalling, the woman ask if we can just write emails. it's not what I am looking for, sometimes I give a try,if we are like minded , but I want a letter:) It's a sunbeam in my letter box, a moment of surprise, a new...
    InsanePoem InsanePoem 26-30 2 Responses Oct 21, 2009

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    Hey

    I want a penpal. I love getting mail. And I want a penpal. I'm 19 years old from South Carolina. Anyone intrested?
    SCChick1990 SCChick1990 18-21, F 4 Responses May 13, 2009

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    Somebody Please Write Me

    I am 38, bisexual, divorced father, independent. Looking to connect with open minded non judgemental people. I reside in a long term treatmeant facility for sexual addiction. It gets really lonely in here and Id like to make some new friends to write letters to or talk on the...
    friendshipunited friendshipunited 36-40, M Jul 13, 2012

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    My Penpalling Experience

    I was learning German, when I was in school. Our school was on friendly terms with the school in German. To improve the language I asked adress of one of the pupil from this school and wrote my first letter...  I was waiting for letter and she replied me. I was surprised and...
    gritsayeva gritsayeva 22-25 Oct 17, 2010

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    Snail Mail Challenge

    Hello   I found this group by a note PurpleQueen left in my mailbox.  I made a challenge for 14 days to send letters/cards to family/friends that i haven't heard from in a long time. I am new to EP and really don't know how to let people join the challenge. Any ideas...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 23, 2009

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    I've Done It For Years Now.

    I have been penpalling vioa snailmail since January of 1992. I have about 30-40 pals right now, but was actually up to 200-plus, at one time. I have always enjoyed this hobby and find it so much more relaxing and enjoyable than email. I do cherish my friendships online, too, but...
    snowlady snowlady 36-40, F Oct 21, 2009

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    Snail Mail

    Its hard finding a good snail mail penpal. Ive been writing letters for 14 years. And lot of people say they want pals and never write. I have made 4 good friends. And we have been writing for many years. I am looking for more pals. But only snail mail and someone looking for...
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2013

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    My friend and I used to send letters to each

    other when we were young teenagers, before texting was a thing. I remember having so much fun doing that. I would love to start a few pen-pal friendships on here. If anyone is interested, inbox me!
    Whodathunkit78 Whodathunkit78 31-35, M Jun 23

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    "Shopping List" Letters

    I had couple of penpals when I was a kid, but then it all died out. Many years later (I'm 25 now) I decided for some reason to take on some snail mail writing again. I have no idea how this thought came to my mind and why then. So now I have many penpals, but the writing is not...
    misasja misasja 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 13, 2007

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    I Miss Receiving Personal Snail Mail

    It's been so long.... going to the mailbox and finding an envelope with my name handwritten on it. Looking to see who it was from. Not being able to wait to get inside the house to find a quiet spot to read it. Reading the words over and over again and cherishing them. How I miss...
    LovesKissing LovesKissing 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2011

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    I Wanna Try.. Would Someone Wanna Be My Snail Mail Pal?

    gosh! i always love writing :) i think its coool.. writing onpare and seeing the hand writing of your pal.. hmm hmm. i hope i could find someone from other country whom i can write with. yaha!
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 21, 2010

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    Pen Pals Near and Far....

    I love snail mail penpalling! I have several pen pals that I keep in touch with and it's so much fun to read about their daily lives and their families,pets,etc.. I like coming home and finding a letter or a card in the mailbox instead of a bunch of bills or advertisements. It...
    searching4life searching4life 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 1, 2009

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    Its So Much More Pursonal

    you come to recognise there hand writing, there choice of paper, or envelope, you get exciting at the sound of the postman, get to lay on your bed and read, a smile on your face, then role over with a sigh ponder for a while, before snatching up pen and paper, and scrawling your...
    jossiemarie jossiemarie 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2008

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    Good Times

    I've had different penpals over the past year. When I started, I used to fall for just generic "nice" ads, which were quite trivial, although people sounded nice. But the further I corresponded, the more I realized what I wanted and didn't want from a penpal. Many...
    misasja misasja 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 12, 2008

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    Hi

    I would really love a penpal who lives inside the United States but outside of South Carolina. Please. I have a lot of free time and like to make new friends. Anyone interested?
    SCChick1990 SCChick1990 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2011

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