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When I mentioned this idea last week, at least five people said that they thought this was a good idea, so I think that’s definitely enough to get this going!  Say hello to a new little venture of mine: the Correspondence Club! First of all, if you want to read more about my undying love for letters, check out this post!  Basically, I think a letter is such a special, thoughtful item that you can treasure for years and I love to write them :)  Plus, I go ga-ga for stationery (seriously, I mean I dedicated a whole post to this paper store that I love!) so it’s a win-win combination for me!  I was so glad to hear that there are others out there who enjoy writing letters just as much as I do.  I used to have a pen pal when I was younger, but sadly over the years we lost touch.  Remembering how much I enjoyed that experience, I thought it would be a fun idea to start up this pen pal club! I know everyone already has a lot going on, so I definitely want to keep this low-cost, low commitment, and above all, loads of fun! Check out the deets:

  • Who can join? Anyone! Bloggers, non-bloggers, all are welcome!
  • How it works: 
  1. Send out one letter every month, by the 15th of the month at the latest.
  2. Include a little gift with your letter (doesn’t need to be bigger than a standard envelope and should cost $5 or less)- something you think would brighten your pen pal’s day!
  3. Once you receive your letter, snap a quick picture and send it me, along with a little anecdote or comment about your letter if you want.
  4. Feel free to post about your letter or share it however you like.
  5. At the end of the month, I’ll do a round-up post on my blog showing off everyone’s pictures and linking to the blogs/sites of all the people who participated.
  6. Side note: Feel free to be as creative as you want with your letters!  For example, if doodling is your thing, add some doodles to your partner’s letter! :)  Also, if you can’t participate one month, no worries at all!  Just let me know as soon as possible so that I can pair your pen pal with someone else.
  • Where can I sign up? Easy, all you have to do is send me an email with the following information:

Name:

Blog/Site (if you have one):

Age:

Location/Address:

Do you mind having an international pen pal?:

Interests:

The deadline to sign up for February will be Sunday, February 5th at 5:00pm EST.  I’ll then send out an email that Sunday evening, letting everyone know who their partners are!  You’ll have a little less time this first month to send out your letter; normally I will send a reminder at the end of the previous month. So, I hope you guys sign up and spread the word to anyone else who you think might be interested!  If you have any questions about the sign-up, process, or anything at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me! :)

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  • http://www.tipatipa.net Monique

    This is such a great idea! So awesome of you to organize this. It’s so important to stop and write a letter. If my schedule wasn’t so crazy I’d jump on board.

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com Nnenna

      Thanks Monique! Completely understand- I’ll be doing open calls everyone month so maybe if your schedule eases up you can join in :)

  • http://whatsadiedid.blogspot.com What Sadie Did

    SUCH a great idea!!! I love it! I will have to remember this when I am back from my holidays, I love writing and receiving letters :)

    Sadie xx
    http://whatsadiedid.blogspot.com/

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com Nnenna

      Thank you Sadie! Yes, definitely- I’ll be doing it each month and would love for your to participate :)

  • http://caseemarie.com Casee Marie

    Aww, this is such a lovely idea! Written letters are a treasure, really. I’ve gotten several from blogger friends, readers and so on – especially when you don’t know they’re coming in the post it makes for such a lovely surprise! I feel like it would be piling my plate a little too high to sign up just yet, but I’m so glad to know you’re organizing this – I’ll definitely be taking part as soon as I’m able. (:

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com Nnenna

      Yes, I completely agree! I love going back and reading old letters that I’ve forgotten about too, so fun and so many memories :) I absolutely understand- can’t wait for you to join in one month when you’re able :D

  • http://www.hoggerandco.com/photohogger Hogger & Co.

    This is so sweet.

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com Nnenna

      Thank you Smita! :)

  • http://www.ladyofashion.co.uk FASHION TALES

    I enjoy writing letters and my family continues to do this throughout the year. It’s such a treasure. Great idea to incorporate the concept with bloggers, etc. It’s always nice to add a little sparkle to someone’s day or week. Even an encouraging quote. Happy Friday!

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com Nnenna

      Thank you so much- happy to hear that you like the idea! :) Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  • http://www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com M
    • http://starcrossedsmile.com Nnenna

      Thank you, I hope it will be very fun for everyone! :)

  • http://made-to-travel.com Jamillah

    This is such a super sweet idea. Getting something in the mail always feels special.

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com Nnenna

      Thank you! Agreed, it’s such a nice feeling to receive a personal note in the mail :)

  • http://www.beautyandlechic.blogpsot.com jamie

    nnenna, you are so adorable!! i lovee this idea! I vow to join one day soon! I have a lot of family matters to tend to and it takes up my whole day next to school.. heck, i suck at blogging lol. anyway, good luck with this and have tons of fun! i hope you enjoy all your jason wu items!! love you babe

    xx jamie

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com Nnenna

      Awww, thank you sweet Jamie! So glad you like the idea and would absolutely love for you to join one day when you have time! You always make me smile with your sweet comments :) Hope you had a wonderful weekend! <3

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  • http://www.ParkerEtc.com Amy Anderson

    This is such a rich and original idea! Love it! There is a beauty in a handwritten letter and who doesn’t love receiving mail :)

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  • Sarah Mcdougal

    Aawww… I am quite a bit too late but would love to join if possible! I too love letters and cards; my grandmother used to send them to me when I was little and I never lost the infatuation. I guess that’s why I blog now! http://www.enjoyingtheepiphany.com Check me out, let me know if I can join you guys, and keep in touch! xoxo- Sarah

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Hi Sarah- I’m so glad you came across this post and would love to have you join! We’re currently accepting new member for October, so if you still want to join, just shoot me an email with your information sometime before the end of the month. Thanks!

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  • http://twitter.com/LovelyLysa Lysa Luansing-Garcia

    I’d love to be a part of this if you do it again!