the snail mail collective

Le Classique:  of letters and mails

I’ve always loved the idea of receiving handwritten letters. And I still love the classic way of how it can connect people. It just gives me a different feel, something text messages cannot do.

I remember when I was a kid, I used to get greeting cards and letters from my dad when he was in the US. It feels so amazing whenever the mailman rings the doorbell and hands our parcel. Those were the times where mails used to be so exciting. There was an endless possibilities of happiness.

In today’s digital age, people have stopped sending mails as they used to because emails tend to work faster and consume less time. Snail mailing’s existence has been effaced from most people’s memory and that made me sad.

Despite of how much it got unnoticed, it made me came up with a personal project I want to share with everyone soon. I’ve just started getting pen pals from different countries. This is personally one of the bullets in my buckets list and this is probably a long term thing. Also, shoutout to my friend who have pushed me to start sending mails.

Here are the stuff I got this month:

The total postcards I got this month. Most of them came in a parcel. Got a few stamps, vintage papers, stickers, washi samples, coins from their country, pressed leaves and some other stuff.

The very first postcard that came. From Manila, Philippines. And yep this postcard still traveled even though Nina can personally hand this to me lol.

I just love it when someone describes to me something about a particular place. It just makes me curious and gives me an urge to explore.

Blank postcards from Nebraska. Thank you for this!

Those are just a few of the stuff I got. And it feels really nice to get these after a very long time. Long enough for most people to forget how meaningful and exciting it is to wait for mails to get to you. But it still feels good to know that there are still people who never stopped sending mails, and that’s nice to know.

I will always admire the effort of sharing your thoughts and connecting with people through letters. This idea will forever give me the sparkles and I’ll always prefer this kind of distant interaction.

It’s always better than emails, just imagine how nostalgic it can get to read old mails. For me, I’d always prefer physical copies for safekeeping. Also it’s amazing to think what your mail went through on its journey on the way just to be get to you, and for me that’s enough reason to prove that they’re better than emails that can only be typed and sent in a blink (btw, thank you for the constant innovation of technology). But they’re two different things, but let’s not forget about how wonderful mails are.

Let’s start by sending simple letters or postcards to our friends, give greeting cards a rebirth or to just even write a note to someone and see how handwritten letters can make someone feel. Try to live the classic way, they’re still the best *puts the thumbs up emoji here and winks*

Your ever wandrous soul,

MARY

ID #56414

Name: Ed
Age: 16
Country: USA

Hi, I’m awful at introductions but i’ll try my best.

I’m ed and I’m currently a junior in high school (soon to be senior) and i have tons of interests. My main passions are art, music, and gaming. If I don’t end up killing myself before college, I’d like to study animation or game design.
I’m an infj. I’m generally extremely shy, awkward, and a bit depressing as a warning, but I can be pretty funny, a good listener, and open minded. I definitely will never judge you unless you’re a really awful person. I’m also a supporter of LGBT rights, feminism, anti-fascism, and BLM.
Some shows I’m watching at the moment are It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Freaks and Geeks, Gossip Girl, and Yu Yu Hakusho.
My music taste varies… widely. I love rap, hip hop, r&b, indie, grunge, folk, and alternative first and foremost. I’m always up for hearing new things.
I’m a pretty big gamer. A few of my favorites are Fallout, Metal Gear Solid, and Dragon Age. I also play Overwatch and League of Legends on occasion.
I also enjoy reading every once in a while. I live a block away from a library so I basically have access to any book I’d like whenever I want. The book I’m currently reading is A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara and I recently finished reading whiskey words & a shovel vol II by R.H. Sin.
Most of all, I love art. I’d love share some doodles and such through snail mail. I should mention that I love collecting stationery as well, so expect colorful letters/packages from me. :~)

It would be amazing to find someone like me but I’m honestly up to talk talk about anything with anyone. I’d love to get to know you! Oh, and my preferred method of communication is either snail mail or email.

Preferences: preferably 16-21 and in the u.s. but i can make exceptions.

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These beautiful Hubble imagery stamps of nebulæ make a fine addition to the space section of my collection. I’m in love with the art and gentle colors of the constellation stamps. <3 

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My name is Allison but I go by Alli/Lee. I am currently 17 years old and live in the U.S. 

Things I enjoy include:

  • Art
  • ASL (American Sign Language)
  • Photography
  • Netflix Comedy specials
  • Music ( Panic!, Bach, Parekh & Singh, Dodie, Tom Rosenthal)
  • Indie Films ( Let It Be, Swiss Army Man)
  • Movies (Lion, Rise of the Guardians, The Social Network, You Laugh But It’s True, Andrew Garfield’s Amazing Spiderman, Moonlight, Place Beyond the Pines)
  • T.V./ Netflix (Black Mirror, Dear White People, Master of None, Daredevil/Luke Cage/Iron Fist/Jessica Jones)
  • Running
  • Collecting water bottles for no reason

Preferences:

  1. Snail mail (unless not an option)
  2. Not a current resident of anywhere near me
  3. No racism, sexism, any of the “-isms”
  4. Age 17-20 (unless you are an interesting person)
  5. Preferably POC unless you’re actually bomb af

Instagram: @allirichyb

Snapchat: @allirichyb

Email: allirichyb@gmail . com

I’m pw, 19 from Thailand. I speak English and Thai also know very little Chinese and Russia. I can be distracted easily and I don’t understand sarcasm. I just start to learn how to do make up so if you can give me some tips, it would be lovely cause I literally know nothing about that haha :p

Interests & hobbies: I basically collect postcard. I’m looking for snail mail. I send packages as well. You can ask me if you want to. (Please ask!! :p) I sing a lot as well as watch movie and I also love to read and write. If you are curious about any of these, you can contact me through my tumblr as well. It's whaley-delirious.tumblr.com or my e-mail pw_bazinga @ hotmail . com

Likes:

Arctic Monkeys

the 1975

Peter Pan

Scooby Doo

cartoon and comic

Sherlock

The big bang theory

awkward

Grimm

Percy Jackson

Dislikes: very short conversation, asking for picture or other personal contact while we are not that even close 

What I wish for pen pal: I can talk to anyone from anywhere who wants to chat as long as you’re not rude or looking for love partner

I honestly will hold conversations about pretty much anything. Please contact me if you’re interest :D

I’m pw, 19 from Thailand. 

I speak English and Thai also know very little Chinese and Russia. I can be distracted easily and I don’t understand sarcasm. We can exchange art piece too. I just start to learn how to do make up so if you can give me some tips, it would be lovely cause I literally know nothing about that haha :p 

Interests & hobbiesI basically collect postcard. I’m looking for snail mail. I send packages as well. You can ask me if you want to. (Please ask!! :p) I sing a lot as well as watch movie and I also love to read and write. 

If you are curious about any of these, you can contact me through my tumblr as well.
It's whaley-delirious.tumblr.com 
or my e-mail pw_bazinga @ hotmail . com

Likes:

  • Arctic Monkeys
  • the 1975
  • Peter Pan
  • Scooby Doo
  • cartoon and comic
  • Sherlock
  • The big bang theory
  • awkward
  • Grimm
  • Percy Jackson

Dislikes

  • very short conversation, asking for picture or other personal contact while we are not that even close 

What I wish for pen pal: 

  • I can talk to anyone from anywhere who wants to chat as long as you’re not rude or looking for love partner

I honestly will hold conversations about pretty much anything. Please contact me if you’re interest :D

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I’ve been looking for the right notebook to keep a snailmail log in, and I think I hit the jackpot! I ordered this awesome six-squared, gridded notebook from MochiThings last week and covered it in some of my favorite papers: wrapping paper from a bookstore in Paris. 

Hello there. 

So I’ve submitted here before, but unfortunately I’ve lost contact with the few people who I’ve written with. So I thought I’d try this again. 

My name is Ginni. I’m 26 years old and live in Florida. Good ‘ol sunshine state, full of old people, gators, mosquitoes, and lots and lots of heat. It’s actually a very diverse and beautiful place when you truly look around. 

I’m not great at describing myself, but I don’t think a lot of people are. I’m a very open minded and laid back person. I don’t like drama, which has resulted in a very low number of people I hang out with which is why I’m looking for someone to talk to via snail mail. I really enjoy going out thrifting and antiquing. I collect vinyl records, old type writers, and clocks. I really enjoy reading. So much so that my spare bedroom has been turned into a type of personal library. I have an addiction to buying books, it’s really bad. I’m sure there are worse habits/addictions to have though. I also recently started making jewelry. Mainly resin jewelry. It’s something that helps me take my mind off of work when I get home in the evenings. It’s still new, and I’m still learning but it’s really fun. I am also really into photography, and try to go out to nature preserves and state parks when I can. I love nature photography, but I’m trying to branch out and do other types as well. I love sending photos and other little things in my letters from time to time.

I’m just really looking for someone to write to about anything and everything. Even if it’s just how your day went at work, school, or whatever. I don’t have any preferences as to gender, age, or location.

So if you’d like to spark up a line of communication you can contact me through my tumblr page - http://lustfulsandman.tumblr.com/ 

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My new stamps came in the mail today, so I can finally send out my letter to Mary and some Postcrossing cards to Belarus, Portugal, Finland and the Netherlands. <3

Hey dudes! So I have submitted here only once and only really kept in touched with one, but I would like to try again! I am interested in snail mail or just regular chatting ((: Though I am pretty awkward and can’t really keep a conversation going (I think) but I do try my best. At first I may seem formal and normal kind of girl but if I get comfortable I am just weird and memey (sometimes).

My name is Natalie and I am 15 years old in the US.

My interests are:
Reading
Writing!
Music!
Photography
Space!!!!!
Ghosts!!
Aliens!!!
Collecting stuff
Snail mail
Cats!
And pretty sure there are more.

Shows I watch:
Supernatural
Ghost Adventures
And I want to get into Voltron Legendary Defenders.

There are plenty more so if you want, come and talk!

Preferences:
I am good with anyone really, as long as you are not against lgbt+ (I’m Bi), racists (I’m Hispanic), or rude, etc.
Even if you don’t have anything in common with me, and you want to talk to me, please do! I’m really nice, too nice one might say. I am really really down to do snail mail, I absolutely love it.

Contact:
Tumblr- roseheads
I may take a while to respond as I don’t get notifications here, but sooner or later, we’ll go to Kik.