Friday, June 4, 2010

Reviving Letter Writing: Round 2

Time for round 2 of Artful Penpals! It has been exactly a year since I did this and it was fun. I think there were just over 50 writers! Almost everybody got a letter. Sometimes things do happen and best intentions go awry so I am sorry for those who did not get one. Once I send off the info to the scribes, it is out of my hands.

I had written a post last year about the joy of the written word and how precious it is to hold a lovely letter in your hand. Exciting to go to your post box and discover a personal treasure just for you, waiting to be opened. I was surprised at how many people felt the same way and longed for that personal touch. So I thought I would facilitate a small, return to the handwritten letter ...."festival"!

To participate, all you have to do is send one letter, the kind of letter you would like to receive, to your penpal and they will do the same in kind. Lovely stationery, big bulky, slender elegant, something enclosed, it is up to you. I will match you with a writing partner. You don't need to have a blog to sign on. I will add your name/blog to the side bar once you have signed up:)

Now, here's what you have to do.....
Send an email to me here:
artfulpenpals AT
and please tell me......

1.Your correct mailing address and an email where I can reach you easily.
2.Your blog address if you have one which I will post on the sidebar if you are participating.
3.Tell me if you are willing to send a letter anywhere in the world or just North America or Europe etc.
4. *IMPORTANT* Let me know about yourself so I will have an easier time of matching you with your perfect penpal, hobbies, crafts, books, foods, movies, children, goals, dreams etc:) As much as you can. It is hard to match somebody up with someone who says "I like to write letters." It will make your experience more fulfilling and make it easier for me to make a match. You will be writing to the person I match you with and they to you. I will send the info you email me about yourself to to your partner.
5.Registration is open until June 14th
After the 14th of June I will then send each of you an email with your partner's address and some details and away you go!! Letters should be mailed to your partners by June 28th at the very latest. That gives you two weeks:)

Feel free to pass this on:) You can grab the wee sidebar badge if you want .
Shelagh Duffett


  1. I signed up for this last year and I met the most wonderful friend through this project. We still talk all the time on the internet and we still occasionally send each other letters in the actual postal mail system too. Thank you so much for sending me a friend I will cherish forever!!! I hope people signing up this year have as wonderful an experience as I did ♥

  2. I'm in...going to email you now...thanks for remembering me!

  3. oh my god
    that project
    seems so success
    and lovely
    well from what i knew
    art is being done
    by heart
    and personal touch

    and sure
    i love to hear that project
    let me introduce my self

    i stop by, becoz of the blog that owned by the receiver of your project letter
    and they was right
    your blog is awesome
    beautiful and warm

    and, my name is
    wiwid from jakarta
    my blog is wiedesignarch
    and i just follow you already.
    And plis, let us
    get along then
    kiss and hug
    for you

  4. I heard about this last year from my friend Kim from Flowers and Art. As promised she let me know when you were doing the exchange again and I am so excited!

  5. I'd love to do this again, Shelagh! I enjoyed receiving a ltter last time, and hopefull this years match will enjoy writing back often :-)

  6. This is such a beautiful project. I follwed you over from Aging Disgracefully, she is beautiful also.
    Loving this blog. Will follow, and I have emailed you already with info. I'm so intrigued and excited:0)

  7. I participated in last year's project and made a wonderful new friend (with whom I continue to exchange snail-mail). I'm signing up again and look forward to another great experience!

  8. I participated in last year's project and made a wonderful new friend (with whom I continue to exchange snail-mail). I'm signing up again and look forward to another great experience!

  9. I posted your Pen Pal exchange on my blog. Just wanted you to know :)