A long long time ago, in a far away land two young girls wrote letters to each other and became good friends. As an 11 year old girl living in England I signed up for a pen pal scheme through Jackie magazine. It was a weekly magazine just for girls with features on pop bands, interviews with stars, fashion advice and of course a very extensive problem page feature.
If you are interested in connecting with people around the world, this list of amazing websites to find pen pals will help get you started. As long as I can remember, I have had a snail mail pen pal. Snail mail simply means you correspond through handwritten letters that require stamps and the use of the post office.
Pen pals. You know, letters? Yes, people still do this!
Oh yeah, I really like food. Reading- I have probably spent too much of my life doing this. Writing- I have tried my hands at writing and being me, I have a series of uncompleted novels and short stories. I am rather proud of my collection of poetry eventhough they are nowhere near masterpieces.
But where does one find a pen pal these days? Well, luckily, the internet has actually made finding a snail mail friend much easier than it used to be. As a child, I wrote to other kids I met on holiday.
Finding a pen pal is a great way to connect with people from other parts of the world, to learn a foreign language, and to open yourself up to a new culture. Of course, these days we have Skype and email, which make connecting with others around the world much easier. But the desire to connect with people in different countries has been around far longer than the Internet!
Want to get your kiddos in on some snail mail action? Hook them up with a pen pal! Getting in touch with a pen pal is a fun, old-school way to make friends.
Free Pen Pals Far from the Vision, Close to Your Heart! Instead of borrowing an onion at your door, they will exchange emails with you as a hobby, and make your day brighter!