Hello dollies! So every week I do my Pretty Post feature and it's fast becoming the most popular feature on my blog. I'm so glad people are liking it because I love showing off all the beautiful post I get to the world. Every week though people ask where I get my pen pals from and how we got in contact so I wanted to write this post to explain. There are two main places I source my pen pals from. I joined a website Interpals way back in May 2009 and found my first pen pals through this site. It's a great place for contacting people from all over the world and making new friendships. I still write with my first ever pen pal from the site who is from California and our friendship is now going strong for four years so to me that is amazing and I will always be thankful to Interpals for that. There are still some normal people on the site interested in true, genuine friendships, in fact my newest Dutch pen pal and I just met on the site a couple of months ago but for me Interpals has lost it's spark and is now full of sleazy men who see it more as a dating site rather than a place to form snail mail relationships.
I now make my friendships through Facebook pen pal groups, most notably International Penpals. This however is a secret group so you need to be added to the group by someone who is already a member. This is to keep the group spam free and full of people who write back and are actually interested in forming snail mail friendships. If you wish to be added to this group then feel free to add me on Facebook. This group holds events almost every weekend for forming new snail mail friendships and everyone is lovely and always up for a discussion.
Also I am always interested in meeting new pals and writing to new people. If anyone is ever interested in snail mailing with me you can always drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll give you my address. Please though don't be one of those people who stops writing after one letter, that is one of the most annoying things about snail mail, all the people who are charmed by the idea of the hobby but not actually willing to make a commitment.
I now also have a Facebook page for my new craft and snail mail supply store Dolly Dowsie and I'd love your support so if you could give it a 'like' that'd be great. I currently am holding a giveaway for these stamp motif and butterfly outline stickers so get liking and sharing the picture to be entered into the giveaway!