Saturday, June 22, 2013

Snail Mail ♥

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 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!
Stay pretty people and pick up a pen!



  1. Writing letters is so much fun and it's great to see that it's still alive!!

  2. This is one of the greatest hobbies I might start at it soon. Maybe after university so I can really get my head in the game :)

  3. Awesome idea!


  4. I love your posts about snail mail! So good to see people still enjoying the hobby. I have been writing to pals for YEARS and just discovered that crazily enough I have 60 pals now.

  5. This makes me miss the days where people wrote letters instead of texting all the time!

    xoxo -B ♡

  6. I would really like to check the Facebook page (I've friend requested you). Lately I'm a bit disappointed with some pen pals, and would really like to find someone who is as interested in this as I am. I love writing letters ever since I was little, so I don't take the "task" lightly!
    Thanks for sharing!!

  7. I just left a message and it didn't publish? Oh, well...
    Thank you for sharing and I hope you invite me to the FB page!!
    All the best!

  8. I'm so glad you let us know how you met your penpals! I added you on facebook, so if you see a request from me, it's under the same name. An invite to that facebook page would be great. Thanks for sharing and giving us the opportunity to find pen pals!


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