Even if we're not penpals,
My favorite ones are:
- mail art,
- own art: illustrations, stickers, etc.
- "a day in my life" (inspired by project #29 by J. Yamaguchi): Get a regular-sized envelope. Stuff it with as many things as you can: a letter, photographs, ripped out magazine articles, photocopies of poems, a short story, or passages from a novel, leaves you picked up while walking, a receipt of the food you ate, an old photo, letters never sent, a newspaper clipping, recipes, art work, poems or stories you’ve written, something that tells me about where you are from… Anything that can be folded up and put in the envelope. Make sure to stuff it so full that you need to use tape to keep it sealed. This envelope should have serious heft. Once it’s sealed, get the proper postage put on it (definitely use stamps) and mail it off.
Submitting a penpal ad:
I don't post on this blog anymore (my new one is here), so if you're looking for penpals you may want to take a look at my website The Postal Society, which is completely dedicated to it!