What ever happened to pen pals? The other day I was cleaning out drawers and found old letters from several pen pals that I had. I remember growing up, even until high school I had many pen pals that I exchanged letters, cards, drawings, and cute little gifts with. It was really cool to talk to someone you normally would not meet or perhaps be friends with in person. Of course life happens I guess, and then facebook went and destroyed any snail mail way of communicating with those people. I occasionally try to find those long lost friends on facebook but it is much to no avail, and the addresses are long gone.
I just thought of pursuing the idea of snail mail friends again yesterday, and much to my dismay most of the websites that link you to possible pen pals are either a pay for usage or are free and have extremely creepy listings. And by creepy I mean sounds like someone overseas trying to carry out a money laundering scheme, prison inmate, or ghostwritten profile. (Sigh) Anyone know of a good legit place to find pen pals?
P.S. If you’re interested in becoming pen pals (and live in the US) leave it in a comment! It would be cool, maybe we could send tea samples (in lieu of stickers), chocolate (in lieu of candy canes), and other small random stuff. Who says snail mail is dead? We can totally bring it back.
P.P.S- I’m not creepy like most of the other pen pal ads out there lol.