One summer when my friend Mary was away at camp, working as a counselor, I was determined to be the best pen pal ever. I started scribbling the initials “BPPE” in the return address space on every piece of mail I sent her, just to really drive home my point. I vowed to send her one piece of mail a day for the entire summer, sending out my envelope from Sunday along with Monday’s letter each week.
Completing my daily mail sending in project BPPE that summer was one of the first times I completed a long-term creative project and it harvested a love for sending little bits of happiness via post to my friends across the country. How wonderful that coming home to a simple unexpected envelope in the mailbox can have such a positive impact on someone’s day.
Celebrate Snail Mail Activity: Write a letter to a friend. Spend the $0.46 on a stamp and send a little bit of brightness to a friend who isn’t near.
Celebrate Snail Mail Bonus Activity: Start the A to Z postcard game with a friend who lives far away. Read this post for details: A to Z from News from Alameda Street
Celebrate Snail Mail Extra Resources:
- Super fun mail to get in on alert: join in on the Spring 2013 HLB Tea Exchange to send and receive two bags of tea to your match. Sign up ends Monday (that’s TOMORROW!) so check it out now!
- On my bucket list: send some happy mail. I’d love to receive some too! If you want to send something oddly shaped but under 13 ounces in the mail you should check out this very helpful happy mail how-to post.
- Send a party in an envelope to someone you wish to celebrate with long distance. CELEBRATE!
- Create your own Card Ring to keep all of the greeting cards you receive from friends and family over the years. I keep one for specifically the handmade cards to keep for layout inspiration when I’m DIYing greeting cards.
- And I love love LOVE this little book that Julie has been making to keep all of the things I send her in the mail! What a great way to celebrate our friendship!
- Elise has some great stamp designs for pen pal usage!
- Envelopes of Random Love are one of my favorite pieces of mail to send and receive! I should definitely send a few of these this summer.
- Turns out you can totally buy yourself a pen pal.