ID #61699

Name: Alex
Age: 19
Country: Venezuela

Hello! I’m Angie, but I go by ‘Alex’ a lot in social media. I’m from Venezuela, but I’m planning to move to Spain relatively soon, that’s exciting!.
I want to study languages, and my dream in life is to be a polyglot. Right now I’m fluent in Spanish and English, and I’m trying to learn Japanese!. In the meantime however, I work as an english tutor and freelance Illustrator, with the odd graphic design Job because you can’t tell people you can draw without them wanting you to design them something (not complaining, its good money). As you may have noticed, I talk a lot, I really don’t know when to shup up, so if you’d like to receive a novela worth of letters then I’m your girl.
I’m a total nerd, in both the pop culture sense and science one. I absolutely love animation, but not animating, and comics of all kind. Marvel is my favorite, but DC has its good stories. I really want to make a graphic novel of my own someday, hopefully I will!.

Preferences: anywhere from 17 to 25 is great by me.
Important: Until I move to Spain, I probably will have to rely on Emails (post service here is TERRIBLE) so if that’s an issue then :(

What should I send to my pen pal?

Well I cannot really tell you EVERYTHING on what you should send to your pen pal but hopefully this will give you an idea:

1. CANDY! (make their day)

2. Pictures (whether it’s of you or something you just really like/find pretty)

3. Stickers

4. Post Cards from places you visit

5. Pencils/Erasers/Pens (They don’t have to be expensive or anything. It’s the thought and effort that counts!)

6. Post-its

7. Washi Tape (You can use a popsicle and wrap the washi tape around it. That way your pen pal can use washi tape you own!)

8. If you like to draw, you can draw anything on pretty paper and cut it out (maybe turn them into stickers?!)

9. Make magnets! DIY!

10. Make your own bookmarks with the things your pen pal and you have in common. Or maybe something you find cute

11. You can make pins and send them to your pen pals

12. Send them bracelets or a necklace (You can even make that)

13. Make a CD of your favorite playlist (Burn a CD of your fav. songs)

14. Cute hair pins

15. Souvenirs from where you are from/at

16. You can always get leaves or flowers and use tape that way your pen pals can save and see what your fav. flower or leaf is? lol or maybe you just like being outdoors

I can go on and on… I hope this gave you an idea or maybe you might even try some of the things that were on this list. Whatever you’d like, just remember to have fun with it!

Simple Envelope Tutorial

I use this technique for almost every single envelope I make because it’s very easy and looks very professional if done cleanly. You can use any size of paper and any adhesive. The envelope below was made with the exact same technique from an old birding book page. <3

First, start with a piece of paper, of course. Scissors and adhesive are all that you require, but I’m using a pen to mark off areas that will be discarded as well. Usually, I would never use Scotch tape, but I didn’t want to wait for other adhesives to dry.

First, we’re going to turn the paper over so that the inside is facing us. Then begin by folding the bottom edge 2/3 to ¾ of the way across to the other side. The paper you leave hanging out will become the envelope’s flap closure, so plan ahead!

Now fold each side in by a few centimeters.. These will become the side flaps, so making them about the same width is advisable. I just eyeball it, but if you want, you can use a ruler to get them perfectly symmetrical. These can be visible or not depending on how you fold the final product.

I avoid double creasing to keep things clean, and I unfold the bottom before creasing the sides. Likewise, I unfold the sides when I fold down the top closure flap, as you can see below. 

Once you unfold the whole thing, you’ll be left with a piece of paper with creases. Below, I’ve used a pen to show you which creases need to be cut along in order to form the flaps.

Once you’ve cut the approproate pieces off, you’re ready to fold along the creases you’ve already made and apply adhesive. Again, I’m using this tape which I would not recommend. XD

Fold the bottom up and the sides in, and you’ve got yourself an envelope, my dears. :3

Hopefully this helps you when you need to send your next letter!

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“Will we meet again
Can you recall what we once knew
Somewhere without the pain
I feel afraid now, but not alone
We will meet again”

 - VAST, “We Will Meet Again”

ID #46660

Name: Niten
Age: 15
Country: Switzerland

Um.. I´m not sure how stuff like this usually works but whatever, here I am.

I´m Niten, Hi. Basically Niten is not my real name but I´ll tell you my real name as soon as we start a conversation lol. I´m and actually an introverted dork who likes books, videogames and bonfires at summer nights. When we become closer I can tell you more things about myself, like Sexuality etc. lolol (Im a shy and insecure bean don´t kill me) I´m in love with Astrology, Space AND WANT SOMEONE TO DISCUSS CONSPIRACY THEORIES WITH LIKE oMG this SHITS wILD. I love art and I´m super passionate about drawing, which is one of my hobbies. (That’s right, this girl got hobbies.)

I hate mathematics but only because I sometimes don´t get it otherwise I actually enjoy math. I love History.

I fluently speak 2 Languages. I really want to improve my English. Currently I´m learning Spanish and French (WHICH I REALLY SUCK AT OMG HELP MY POOR SOUL)

My MBTI Type is INTP. (like I said; Introverted dork lol)

I make a lot of stupid puns and jokes don´t hate me for that but I can´t help myself. AYYYY-

ok.

I love listening to music. So if you want to we could send each other CD´s with music on them. (only if ur ok with that)

(Or CD´s with music and WITH secret messages on them that you can make with the program DeepSound – which I used to do with one of my friends. Call me childish but that shit´s cool, especially when nobody gets it.)

I listen to Ed Sheeran, Oh Wonder, Billie Eilish – Actually I listen to almost every kind of music.

I´m a sarcastic piece of shit. I love to watch TV Shows such as : SKAM, Sherlock, Doctor WHO, Riverdale, The Walking Dead, Supernatural, Mr. Robot, Big Bang Theory etc. -> I also watch Anime.

I have ship´s such as : PHAN, LARRY, JOHNLOCK, VICTURI, Reylo etc.

Also I´m searching for a best friend who I can facetime/Skype with at 2 am, who I can send ugly Snapchats to (lmao) and who´s there for me and who I won´t lose contact with after 2 days, and maybe even someone that I could meet one day. We can chat on Tumblr, Whatsapp, Snapchat, it doesn´t matter and if you want to we could send each other letters with stuff like pictures, pressed flowers or just gifts. (Again, only if your ok with sending letters etc. )

I´m shy and awkward at the beginning but just give me time and I will release the beast. Lmao jk

Preferences: Age 14-17

- Idc about gender lol (But I would prefer Girls since I can relate more but if you´re a boy thats completely fine)
- Any sexuality
- Any Religion
- IF YOU ARE HOMOPHOBIC, RACIST etc. GET YOUR ASS AWAY FROM ME THANK YOU.
- Don’t be a dick
- Don’t be an asshole
- otherwise you´re welcome
- yas
- ok wtf am I doing
- I actually made myself cringe like wow
- ok bye I´m waiting

ID #58938

Name: James
Age: 21
Country: Canada

I am james, im 21 living in Vancouver Canada, I do have to admit its pretty lonely here living my whole life here. I kinda suck some times at being social. but I do love to chat, just awkward some times lol.

I have traveled around a little and right now just working as a barista and always planning to travel some where. I am a photographer and I’m always some where in the mountains and shooting awesome views nature portraits would be cool to show off my work to some one :)

The reason I would want a pen pal or buddy is because I love sending mail and little gifts and making good friends in other countries so when I come to their city we can visit and always stay in contact. if you enjoy funny memes, stupid videos anything I’m your guy, also if you are lonely and looking for some one to give an ear I’m good at it! I think it would be great to make a new friend :)

Preferences: +18, LGBT, straight, girl, guy, don’t matter friends are friends

Questions for Snail Mailers! 🐌💕📫

💕 🐌 Send a number and I’ll answer it— yes, finally one for the Snail Mail Community! 🐌 💕

  1. How many penpals do you have?
  2. What are characteristics of your ideal penpal?
  3. What do you not like in a penpal?
  4. What do you write about in your letters?
  5. Do you keep a book of all the letters you’ve written/received?
  6. Would you rather receive long letters infrequently or short letters regularly?
  7. Do you prefer to hand write letters or type them?
  8. How long are the letters you write (generally)?
  9. Do you have a minimum length for the letters you write?
  10. What’s the longest letter you’ve written?
  11. What’s the shortest letter you’ve written?
  12. Do you decorate pre-made envelopes or make your own?
  13. What kind of decorations do you use on/in your letters?
  14. Are you a washi addict?
  15. How many rolls of washi do you own (be honest!)?
  16. What’s your favorite kind of washi?
  17. What’s your favorite washi roll you own right now?
  18. Do you write on notebook paper or special stationery?
  19. Stationery sets: yes or no?
  20. What’s your favorite pen you own?
  21. Colorful ink or just black ink?
  22. What’s the best letter you’ve ever received?
  23. What’s the worst letter you’ve ever received?
  24. Have you ever had to “quit” a penpal? (If so, why?)?
  25. Who was your first penpal?
  26. Do you still write your first penpal?
  27. Who was worst penpal you’ve ever had?
  28. Have you met any of your penpals in person?
  29. What type of people will you NOT write to?
  30. Do you only write people who are about your age?
  31. Do you have any penpals with the same first name as you?
  32. How did you get into penpaling?
  33. Does anyone else in your family penpal?
  34. How long does it take you to respond to a letter?
  35. Do you have a special ritual to writing letters?
  36. Do you keep old letters or throw them away?
  37. How to you organize the letters you’ve received?
  38. Would you want your future kids or grandkids to read the letters you’ve received?
  39. What’s something you regret about penpaling?
  40. What’s something you love about penpaling?
  41. Do you buy “fun” stamps to use on your letters?
  42. Do you collect stamps?
  43. Do you send postcards?
  44. Do you collect postcards?
  45. Do you send anything else in your letters? 
  46. Is there anything you wish your penpals would send you?
  47. Is there anything you wish your penpals would write to you about?
  48. Do you drop you letters off at the post office or just put them in the mail box?
  49. Do you send packages?
  50. Do you do any swaps (art, goodies, tea, etc.)?
ID #11119

Name: Tyler
Age: 23
Country: USA

My name is Tyler and I currently reside in Portland, OR. I am looking for a pen pal where we can be open with each other, resulting in a close friendship. I am trying this because I have depression and it tends to limit me from making friends in real life. You will often find me nose deep in a book because I LOVE to read. I also love music, my favorite genre being 1990’s alternative.

Preferences: Preferably someone close to my age, but I am open to any age and gender.