Penpals & Packages

The Penpal Craze is Still Alive
When I was little there was a bit of a penpal craze at school and that included those (annoying) chain letters. I wasn't very interested and let a range of penpals in far-flung locations down (sorry guys)! I lacked the letter writing motivation that was needed and felt that playing outside, riding my bike and watching K.T.V was way, way more important. 

Fast-forward to the current day and I couldn't be more interested in being a penpal and a really good one at that! It turns out that the stationery obsession that I have is shared by people around the world and the idea of wrapping a package makes me really happy. Since starting The Package Project in 2009, I have connected with a range of people who share this love. I recently discovered an entire penpal community through Instagram - take a look at the hash tags #showandmail for a lovely array of packages from around the globe. Upon further investigation, I discovered the Pinterest boards and blogs of these wonderful creatives, who are writing, sharing and connecting regardless of their location. Take a look at these lovely selections and feel inspired to send a note!


I will host another Package Project later this year - watch this space for all the details!

Pictures via:
The Funky Fox
Paper Pastries
Merissa Cherie
Eat Drink Chic
Stampinup
Papered Thoughts
Omiyage Blogs
Be sure to also check out The Happy Mail Project! I am in love!

27 comments :

  1. I am so happy that I still have all my writing paraphernalia from the previous century! Sometimes it pays to be sentimental and keep special things that are close to your heart.
    Now I have some unique writing paper to share...
    Watch your mail box for Postman Pat's visit.

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  2. Ooh, I'm so excited for another Package Project. I joined a site called Postcrossing where you send postcards. You get postcards back from other people than the ones you send to. It's really fun.

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  3. What a great way to cheer me up - I am a Penpal fanatic and have been looking everywhere for an exchange - will keep my eyes peeled for the details of the Package Project. Lovely post!

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  4. Oh that sounds exciting! Lovely to have sentimental goodies. x

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  5. Me too! Always such fun. I am doing a few exchanges with some new friends, including a button swap! Will definitely look at the postcard exchange. x

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  6. Happy to be able to add some cheer to your day! Get better asap please! x

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  7. I buy secondhand postcards from charity shops and mailing postcards is so cheap. It's the most affordable exchange to do :)

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  8. I had penpals for a time when I was 14 and 15. I wasn't a good penpal and my letters (never did packages) weren't that aesthetically pleasing. I do miss it though. These images are a whole other ball game! Such beauty.


    Yay! Package Project.

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  9. Love these all - nothing better than beautiful snail mail x

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  10. Such beautiful little packages!

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  11. Ahhh i am so excited about my parcel i sent you. i hope you love it as much as i do! Looking forward to mine after knowing what fabulous taste you have! xxx

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  12. so lovely to be included here! would love to be a part of your package project when it comes around! xx

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  13. I am so thrilled to find other like minded paper fanatics!!! I would love to be apart of your next Package Project I will keep checking back!!

    I love your blog Nadia its so lovely!!

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  14. Hello! Thanks for the comment! I am sure you will be a great penpal now - especially with packages, always more fun! x

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  15. Hello friend. Thanks for the comment. I love pretty post! x

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  16. Hello. Thank you so much for the comment & for visiting my blog. The pictures in this post are such an inspiration! x

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  17. Hello! I am so excited - yey! Thanks for doing a swap with me! x

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  18. Hello! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! I really enjoyed visiting and sharing your blog and pictures! x

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  19. Hello - thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! I am looking forward to the next project! x

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  20. I would honestly love to join this project but at the same I seriously doubt I would be able to match any of the amazing gifts I see here :(

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  21. Don't be put off...once you start it gets easier and really fun!

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  22. Hi Natasha, just read your comment...how do I get involved in this postcrossing? Maybe if you are interested we can send postcards to each other? I love meeting new people :) Let me know??

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  23. Ooh, I'm so excited!!!! How do I get involved in a Package Project? Will keep my eyes peeled for the details of the Package Project. Lovely post!

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  24. Hi Kirsty-Ann, I am also a penpal Fanatic and I have also been looking everywhere for an exchange! If you are ever needing a penpal...I don't mind being one?!? I love meeting new people and writing! Let me know?!? xxx

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  25. Hi Megs. Just go to http://www.postcrossing.com/ and sign up. Its very easy and they explain it all. Sure, I'd love to exchange postcards. Email me at natasha@bambooblossom.co.za

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  26. Would love to be appart of a package project. Im from Alaska and could send some fun stuff!!

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  27. you like to switch cards, I love the world of letters and wanted to be your friend, do you accept?

    neideblade@yahoo.com.br

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