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lenalumiere whispered, "Hello! This section (want a letter) contains links to the accounts of those who wants to write the first letter? Or those who are willing to give the address?"

Hello, thank you for your question! I hope you don’t mind that I publish the answer, as it might be something others also might be interested in : ) The “Want a Letter” section is a list of people who are willing to write you a letter - whether they write first or just give your their address, that depends on them. What I suggest is that you contact the person personally and decide what is best for both. Does this make sense? : ) 

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posted 1 month ago

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posted 2 months ago

Feature Monday: WreckThisGirl! 

This week we’re getting to know a little bit more about Fabria from Italy, also know as WreckThisGirl

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Hello Fabrizia, would you like to introduce yourself a bit? 

Hello! I’m Fab, and I’m a 23 years old freelance illustrator & snail mail lover from Italy.

I’ve been active in the online snail-mailing community for a few years now, and I’ve had the chance to meet lots of wonderful people whom still inspires me everyday! Amongst a few other mail related projects, last year I hosted the “Secret Penpal Scavenger Hunt” swap and more than 70 people from over 13 countries joined the fun. The aim of the swap is to pair two strangers and hopefully create a new pen-friendship, whilst challenging ourselves to collect or crafts quirky objects and goodies from a scavenge list. It was such a pleasant experience that I decided to host another round earlier this year!

It’s amazing how many creative snail mailer are out there, and I’m really grateful I have the chance to meet lots of them through my  projects and social media.

People know you most as ‘Wreckthisgirl’; how did that get started?

Well, back in 2011 I bought my first Wreck This Journal and decided to start a Tumblr to collect inspirational pictures and document my own process in the book. At the time ‘wreckthisgirl’ sounded like a clever username, but I guess out of context it may sound rather silly, ahah. 

Either way, I still like it despite the puzzled looks I get sometimes :D I must admit I’ve considered changing it sometimes, but I always kept going back to it.

Has letter writing have any influence on your life? 

Yes, definitely. I’m a very shy person and I always had troubles in making new friends. Through letter writing I’ve had the chance to get to know many lovely people that in many occasions proved to be better friends than my “real life” ones.

Is it easy for you to come up with topics to write about (to your penpals) or do you need to be in a certain mood?

I’m very moody, so yes, I need to be in the right mindset to write letters. There are days when I can’t even hold a pen, and days when I’m so inspired that I can easily write 4 or 5 letters! As for topics, I don’t really know how I end up writing about what I write.. I guess it’s just the spur of the moment!

Do you have a storing/organizing system for the letters you’ve received?

Yes and no. I store letters in boxes and once the box is full, I try to arrange them by sender. I know it would be easier to arrange them from the start.. but I’m not that organized, I’m afraid!

What is it that you like about stationery and paper goods? 

Oh, this is a tough one. Everything? I don’t know, I just love surrounding myself with stationery. I think that the most important thing about letters, is of course the thought you put into them, but if they’re written on beautiful paper, that’s definitely a huge plus!

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Any questions you’d like to ask Fabrizia? Send your questions and fanmail to pensandenvelopes@gmail.com (they will be forwarded to Fabrizia).

Would you liked to be featured? Contact me here or send an e-mail to pensandenvelopes@gmail.com 

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posted 2 months ago

Feature Monday: Letter-writer Puk  

A long over-due feature from the amazing Puk from Denmark!
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Hello Puk, please tell us a bit about yourself!

Hi there! I’m Puk from Denmark. I’m 39 years old and I love to write letters, carve stamps, crochet and spend time with my family and friends. I live in a big house with my husband, two sons aged 9 and 12, a cat, a dog and a rabbit. Luckily we have plenty of space and I take up a lot of it with my yarn, paper, stamps, letters and other crafting stuff.
I have a blog called The Puk Project. I try to keep it updated with my latest crafting projects and workshops http://thepukproject.blogspot.com
On Instagram I’m @pukhyllested

Do you remember how and when you found your first penpal? 

I have had penpals since I was ten years old, but in my adult life my first penpal was Giova from The Netherlands. She wrote to me about a charity project on my blog. She would like to join and we wrote a few emails to arrange it. After that we started writing snail mail to each other and we even met each other in Amsterdam last year!

What would you say makes a letter interesting?

The words; the content, really. If you have nothing to say, writing a letter is not what you should do! I like letters with information about my penpal’s current projects, their plans and hopes. Sharing thoughts about life, parenting, family life and dreams. Having said that the content is the most important thing, I must say that the presentation of the letter also matters a lot to me. Nice letterwriting paper - bought or handmade doesn’t matter. Decoration of the envelope so we can make each other happy when we look at the mail in the mailbox. Stickers, stamps, masking tape are all nice things to use, but a beautiful handwriting is also great!

Is there a particular process you follow when writing a letter?
Normally, I have the letter I received from my penpal right beside me, so I can check if there are questions in the letter that I need to answer. Sometimes you ask how your penpal’s workshop or family gathering - or whatever they were up to when you last heard from them - did go. 

How do you define mail art?
I don’t know if I have a definition of mail art, but I think it’s a kind of art when you decorate an envelope with stickers, stamps and masking tape. When you use your finest handwriting to write the name and address beautifully on the envelope. And just the act of sending handwritten letters in this age of digitality is kind of an art form!

What is the strangest or quirkiest things you’ve ever sent through the post? 
I sent a porcelain plate to Japan once. It didn’t break! 

Have you recently joined any mail related projects?
Right now I’m participating in something called “The Flat Swap” arranged by my penpal in The Netherlands. I have to write a letter, make something handmade, draw something and find a thing of use that I don’t need anymore and send it all to a person I’m paired with and don’t know in advance. I love swaps!

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Any questions you’d like to ask Puk? Send your questions and fanmail to pensandenvelopes@gmail.com (they will be forwarded to Puk).

Would you liked to be featured? Contact me here or send an e-mail to pensandenvelopes@gmail.com 

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posted 3 months ago
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posted 4 months ago (© cervu)
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Anonymous whispered, "I loved your interview with Michelle from BusyWeekends. She is very fascinating, and very pretty as well. :)"

A very pretty & creative lady indeed! :) Thank you so much dear anon! 

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posted 4 months ago

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