Monday, December 28, 2009

Penpal Party, anyone?

Thanks to a hot tip from Goodnight Little Spoon, I just found out about the very groovy-looking Penpal Party. It is billed as "a letter-writing exchange... for stationery and letter-writing enthusiasts."

NO, I'm not going to join - I have too many other letters of me own that need responses, and I'm very happy with all the letters I write and receive.

But for those of you who are looking for a few more pen pals, or anyone who will write back, really, it looks like a great idea and a great place to start.

The gal who founded it is a designer, and her designs are reeeeeeeeally cute. You can see 'em here, but of course she did the way cute design on Penpal Party, too.

You can even see some fun Penpal Party photos here, too.

If you decide to sign up, let me know how it goes!

UPDATE: This project has been discontinued. You can read the full comments for info.


  1. Haha, I probably shouldn't have joined for the same reason, but I couldn't help myself. I should have your letter on its way this week :P

  2. Im not going to join for the sheer fact that international postage is getting way too costly .

  3. Thanks MM ! ! I'm going to do Round 3 if there is one. Looks like fun.

  4. A friend told me about that after seeing it in Bianca's blog too, I will join, I never did swaps or exchanges with strangers but I saw the pictures and I liked that, maybe I'll not find people who likes to write long or massive letters like me, but at least I'll give it a try.

    I also have letter to answer, but I have time enough to do it ^^

  5. Got these email a couple days ago regarding the PenPal Party - bummer!

    Hello friends!

    You wrote to inquire about a round 3 of Penpal Party. Unfortunately the project has been shelved for the time being -- at least in its current form. It is just too much for me to organize and to keep tabs on who got a letter, who responded, who didn't get a letter, who's MIA...exhausting.

    However, I am now inviting people to post on Twitter: "looking for a penpal #penpalparty" -- posting this with the hashtag #penpalparty, you can meet other penpalparty participants and hopefully connect with a future penpal with this method.

    I'll keep you posted when and if Penpal Party resumes or moves forward in the future.
    Many thanks for your interest and happy letter writing!

    - - - - - - - - -
    susie g / penpal wrangler
    Penpal Party

  6. Thanks for the update, Lynda. Someone else had shared this info with me as well (and as a result, I removed the link from my "how to find people who might write you back" sidebar). Alas, I do not twitter, but I am not seeking more pen pals. I hope others may have success in this method.

    Honestly, I can foresee all the work involved with coordinating a project like this, and that's why I've never offered to set up something like this myself!