Alrighty, we are ready for our July go-round of Pen Pals! Everyone who is participating will have gotten their person by now; you won’t be writing to the same person you’re getting a letter to, so you’ll make two new friends! (and if you wanted to participate but forgot, sorry! We’ll get you next time…)
I was going to give a few prompts, but let’s keep this one simple.
Write your letters to each other with the beginning line, “When you come to visit, we will….” and then go on to tell your partner what you’d take them out to do in your hometown.
If you’ve recently moved, or think where you live blows, write about where you’d take them if the both of your visited another city that you know well. Tell them where you’d go visit, what fun things you’d do and most importantly, where you’d eat.
Use pretty paper, plain notebook paper, notecards, whatever you want! And remember, you can include surprises in the letter, but everything has to fit in a regular size envelope. (Please note, do NOT send baby powder.)
It’s such a small group that I tried my best to match up strangers, but don’t be surprised if you know your pen pal.*** Once you have their info, you can keep it a secret or let them know, it’s up to you!
After you receive your letter, email me about it and we’ll post reactions here on the blog. Let us know what kinds of activities that your pal dreams up, it’ll give us an insight into somewhere we’ve never been! (You can even take photos if you think the paper, envelope or the contents are especially fun; any address information or portions of the letter itself will be blacked out.) However, this is not mandatory. Don’t feel like you have to share your letter; and letter-writers, don’t feel pressure to be super interesting.
The deadline is July 31st, so please get your letters in the mail by then! Remember, this is intended to be an one-time deal so don’t be upset if your pen pal does not write you back. (But please let me know if they don’t write you at ALL….) If this is fun, we’ll try it again next month!
Image from We Heart It
***Also, apparently I’m kind of crap at organizing stuff. There was a spreadsheet and color coordinating and all kinds of craziness. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some spreadsheets, but I might have messed this up JUST a little bit with the matching and the whatnot. But you’ll forgive me, love me and chalk it up to a learning process, yes? Yes.