Sunday, September 25, 2011

Letter to Crane & Co., as per their pen pal request

Letter to Crane & Co. Pen Pals

Remember the notice that Crane & Co. wants pen pals? Of course I did write in a letter, though we all know I don't need any more pen pals... I somehow doubt the lovely marketing lady really intends to correspond long-term with anyone, but it's a nice thought and I wanted to send a supportive gesture. And hey, the possibility of winning some goods from Crane & Co. paper was a nice incentive, too. So I had to make my letter nice and pretty, since I'm sure she's getting quite a deluge of pulchritudinous post. I used some washi tape, Japanese decorative masking tape, and my own Missive Maven-designed stamps and stickers, with white ink on a red envelope.

Letter to Crane & Co. Pen Pals, back

That's my dandy new return address sticker (a la moo.com) on the back.

I know of one person who said she'd heard back from the official pen pallers at Crane. I know a lot of us have written - anyone else heard back? I have a feeling that they didn't quite know what they were getting into when they asked for handwritten mail on the Crane blog, but I hope they are enjoying the letters that are coming their way. Read the details of their offer here.

15 comments:

  1. yep I heard back from this glorious lady as well and wrote a reply as well so we shall see if she continues to correspond .

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  2. I received a lovely letter in return within about a week.

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  3. I heard back.

    I sent a Crane note card with a fountain pen motif. Wrote a few words about collecting fountain pens.

    The response was on a Crane note card too. A hand written response, with mention of the weather (Irene had recently visited) & with a comment that indicated Jessica had actually read my card.

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  4. I received a reply, about two or three weeks after I mailed my letter. It was a nice note, too :)

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  5. Yep! I wrote and recieved a reply and wrote again as there was no specification on whether this was a one time mailing or an active correspondence. I too doubt they will continue it for long. I sent mine on some of the vintage papers in my collection since I have very, very limited quantities of Crane.

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  6. I am so glad to hear that all of you have received excellent letters in response! That's great news.

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  7. I'm curious to know how many letters they've received to date: Are they keeping a log?

    Missive Maven: Since you are quite possibly the only person I know who happens to love all things mail-related as much as myself, I thought you might be interested in reading my blog (http://sorcha-sidhe.blogspot.com/) on Mondays: I've started a weekly feature where I can indulge in my postal obsession called Monday Mail Out.

    Hope you hear from Crane & Co soon ~ no doubt you'll blog about it. ;)
    ~S.

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  8. I got a response, too. And I have a response to that in my mailbag for lunchtime writing today. My mom used to say a letter isn't a letter until it has a response (which has added a whole other level of guilt to my very long turnaround time, but that's a subject too complicated to get into), so I just can't leave the short, but sweet note I received unanswered.

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  9. I sent a letter not too long ago, so haven't heard back yet, but it sounds like they really are responding to everyone thus far!

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  10. Hmm... I meant to write, but I haven't written any letters in, well, over a month. Maybe two. Just too many things on my plate. :(

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  11. I mailed mine within the last of weeks. I haven't heard back yet, but it sure does sound like I will. :)

    I didn't have any Crane stationery to write on, so I made my own and used a mail art envelope. Hope they like it.

    Sharon

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  12. It's interesting to hear that other people thought about writing on Crane stationery. I do have a fair bit of Crane, but I decided to use non-Crane because I figured the recipient saw a lot of Crane cross her desk, and I wanted to send something she might not have seen. But I certainly did consider the "sending on Crane" angle!

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  13. Love that Crane is responding! It's interesting to note that almost everyone expects it to be short-lived. :( Is that due to past flakes, or just that it is a company? I wonder if people want to write to more companies like this if they felt it would be long-term.

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  14. I'm bummed, I wrote my letter ages ago but didn't hear back at all.

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  15. Sharks - Jessica has gotten a LOT of letters, and she's still responding to them! I haven't heard back either, but I know she's gotten my letter and will respond.

    And who am I to be picky? I have somewhere around 100 letters in my "needs response" pile! (I keep meaning to count them, but then I think it would be kind of depressing to do so.)

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