Letter writing

What is Mail Tag?

What is Mail Tag?

If you’re new to snail mail, you may have come across the term ‘Mail Tag’ and wondered what on earth it means. Put simply, Mail Tag is a game played by pen pals in their letters, which emulates the school playground game of Tag. One pen pal ‘tags’ another by…
4 reasons you will love Postcrossing

4 reasons you will love Postcrossing

Postcrossing has become quite well-known I think, but if you’ve not heard of it until now, it is an online project which involves the sending and receiving of postcards around the world. I only signed up recently, but I am hooked! If you love letter-writing, snail mail, and learning about…
Postal games to play with pen pals

Postal games to play with pen pals

Add an extra level of fun to your pen pal letters by including an activity in the envelope for your friend to complete. Playing a game through the post may sound a little laborious, but actually it can be really entertaining. I’ve collected together five ideas below for games you…
How to write a letter to a friend

How to write a letter to a friend

Writing a letter to a dear friend is like giving them a surprise gift. If you’d like to make someone’s day, this blog post outlines how to write a great letter which is guaranteed to make your friend smile. There are many reasons you might want to write a letter…
How to decorate an envelope

How to decorate an envelope

Handwritten letters are a wonderful thing, and after spending time sitting down to write a letter it is nice to also spend some time considering how to present it. The first thing the letter recipient will see is the envelope, so it is worth putting some effort into how it…
Where to find a Pen Pal

Where to find a Pen Pal

So, you’ve recently decided you quite fancy the idea of writing to a pen pal. Great! 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…