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In an era when "penpal" looks like a misspelling of paypal, I wonder how many of you still write letters and send actual postcards? Am I alone in this business with Anoya, de-la-montagne, and Durochka?

I've been a member of postcrossing.com for almost 2 years, sending and getting postcards from random strangers all over the world. But recently I felt like writing more than what a 4x6" card can fit. So I got myself some nice stationary, wrote to the few people I know who still love letters and now I'm waiting to read back from them. I have to admit, it's a little frustrating! I need more people to write to on different days, so that I maybe get one or two letters back every week.

So would anyone else be interested? Let me know!
Also, please don't share any personal information publicly and please don't send it to me in a note unless you trust me! :lol:
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TengoUnEsposoBoricua Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I used to write letters and send cards but no one ever sent any back . that website looks interesting though .
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AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Aww, that's sad! :(
I write to a couple of friends and usually they respond, even if late sometimes!
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TengoUnEsposoBoricua Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
These would be to family . I`v let it go and moved on . I wrote to some friends and they answered though ....
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AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Yeah! Christmas is coming! Make sure you get your greeting cards ready! :la:
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diamond281 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
When we were moving, I found the postcode you sent me.  It made me smile a lot
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AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
You mean the postcard? :lol:
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diamond281 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That serves me right for trying to type a comment and watch TV
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AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
:lol: I do that too.. chatting/commenting and watching series. :giggle:
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AnnaMarie2013 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm actually pretty surprised anyone still does that. I was interested in penpals a while back, but couldn't find anything about it. I think I'll check out that website. As for wanting to send more than just a postcard, I'd be interested. I love getting handwritten letters from anybody. :D I think it's something that's been lost in todays world of technology. Everyone just sends out e cards for holidays, or a quick email that just isn't very personal if you ask me.
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AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Letters and real cards are a thousand times better! :#1:
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Nameda Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
I used to have, now I only write postcards from holidays and x-mas cards
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AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Well, at least you do that! Most people don't even send them on holidays!
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Nameda Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
I bought my own christmas cards last year and still have enough left to send some this year
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Anoya Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013   Photographer
So many mentions :nuu:
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AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
:mwahaha: :heart:
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Anoya Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013   Photographer
:heart:
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Rushy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
I still write postcards quite regularly. You have my address.. Let loose the pen and paper!
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AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
:lol: I'll have to find it again! It's written down somewhere! Or I'll have to look through the old postcard boxes, see if I have a return address on your card. :slow:
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Rushy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Check your DA Notes too. I probably sent it to you in a note.
Note me if you need it again.
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AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
I'll let you know! :D
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I would be!!! :la:
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AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
YAY! :la:
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Rippchord023 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That actually sound pretty awesome! I wouldn't mind being penpals. :D
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AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
:lol: That's going to be a little more difficult, because I don't know the first things about you, but feel free to write me and I'll return your letters! :)

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Rippchord023 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Definitely! I'll even write slowly so that my horrible handwriting becomes legible. XD
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:iconananaszynska:
AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
:giggle: Otherwise it will be difficult to read, but I've taken the time in the past to decypher other people's cards and letters! :D
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Rippchord023 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I've written so horribly sometimes that even I couldn't read what I wrote a few weeks later. I'm not sure if that's a skill, or a sign that something has gone terribly wrong... :D
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oO-Evan-Oo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
I don't plan on partaking in this sort of thing, but I like the idea of getting mail from different people from different parts of the world. And I'm certain plenty of others will get in on this. :)
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AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Yeah, it certainly isn't for everyone, it requires time and money and inspiration! :D
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oO-Evan-Oo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Heh, kinda like art. :laughing:
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lady-largo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
I don't write often, but still do. I have 2 good penpals since my secondary school, also i love to sent postcards to people I meet online, but talk a lot with.
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AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Ah, yes! :) I love sending cards too, but I often don't have much new things to tell them, so I usually just send holiday cards! 
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lady-largo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Hah, also a lot of my friends know of my dyslexia and they just want me to write to them without any dictionares, because my mistakes are so funny in a cute way to them :D
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AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Oooh, interesting! :lol: Well, as long as you're having fun! :#1:
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lady-largo Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Yeah, there are some nice people, who understand dyslexia is real thing, not just lazyness or stupidity and they find it funny without insulting me. I'm fine with that, i see how some of my misspelling must me really hilarious. : D
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synconi Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013   Artisan Crafter
JUST REPLIED TO YOUR OTHER COMMENT

I'm excited (if you couldn't tell already) :iconromanlaplz:
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AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
:excited: I'm also excited to have won a new penpal, yo! :glomp:
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Icemaya Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to have some penpals, but I lost touch with them over the years.
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AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Yeah, happened to me as well, unfortunately! But there's always possibility to renew the ties or make new penpals! 
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Icemaya Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There is, I wonder where those old letters are? Cause I'm sure I kept them in a safe place, but I've moved so many times since then that I'm not sure if they survived. I know one of them was a relative of mine that I used to be close friends with, and some old classmates. But other than that I can't remember much.
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AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Ah, I also need to find my very first box of letters! :D Other than that, I know where my most recent postcards are! :)
I recently wrote two letters to a penpal I had back in 2005/2006. Contacted her on Facebook and she agreed to catch up, so now I'm waiting to hear back from her!
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Icemaya Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That sounds lovely :)
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AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
:la:
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Anmaril Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I actually still write letters and like it^^
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AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Awesome! Who do you write them to? :la:
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Anmaril Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
At the moment just to a friend on dA^^
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AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
:eyes: Interesting!
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Anmaril Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I have experience :D
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krazykel Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haven't had a pen pal since school when we had a spanish one :lol:  I have a friend who writes to about  6 or seven people even though she has them on Facebook now, she knows them form when they were just pen pals. The problem I would have is fining the time to write I think, at least on a regular basis anyway
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AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Yep, I used to write to a girl I once met in a youth camp near Moscow. She was from Latvia, I was in Moldova, and it would usually take 7 days for our letters to reach the other end. I wasn't really on the internet much at the time, didn't even have a computer at home. Then, after over a year, maybe, or two, I stopped writing, not sure why, and I regret it. I found her on Facebook last year, but didn't have the habit to talk to her over social networks, so over a week ago we agreed to write to each other again. Still waiting for a return letter from her. :)

And I sometimes write to ^Anoya and ~de-la-montagne, even though I chat with the latter every day on Facebook. It's just nice to write some nice words on paper. If I have trouble deciding what to write, because I already told them everything on chats, I'd rather stop chatting and keep an epistolary relation — I find it so much nicer!
And I also love to send everyone Christmas cards. I must sound like such a grandma! :lol:
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