Back in the day I used to have pen pals (yes, plural), more so for myself to use my fun Korean stationery and card sets rather than to get some kind of long-lasting bosom buddy deal out of it. When I got bored, I’d stop writing, wait a few months, and reapply for a new pen pal so I could refresh the use of my stationery stash. Such was the way of Teen Andrea.
I still have boxes of stationery that need to see the light of day, so I joined postcrossing, the adult version of pen pals (no commitments to one individual and still getting to send out cute items in the mail). And the other participants are on the same page! Plus/Plus. I just write a favorite quote from a book I’m currently reading and ship it off. And it’s worth it when you get back messages like this from recipients (ego stroke always welcome. And if any stranger out there wants a postcard, email me an address and I’ll dazzle with a $0.99 card and almost-clever book quote):
These are the ones I’ve sent so far: