I think that starting snail mailing was the best decision I've ever taken in my whole life. Really. I'm made for writing, not for talking. I tell way more to my penpals than to most of the people I know from real life (however hopeless it may sound). I had never met so many people whom I share so much with before. I found great friends. And in one year of active penpalling only, it has become more than a simple hobby. It's a way of life.
I LOVE YOU ALL, MY DEAR PENPALS!! <3
Well, time for pictures now ;) So here's my penpalling box:
By the way, in case you were wondering, letters in the box are stored by date of receiving.
Now I put my stationery in this folder. It's not full yet, that means I can buy some more. hehe. I also have two letters sets which don't fit in the folder though.
I also have two other folders like this one. One is for letters waiting for a reply (hmm, yes, I have quite a lot at the moment! But I'm catching up fast ;) )
And the second one is for my envelopes (handmade ones + those who're already addressed):
And finally, here are all the letters I collected during this first year of snail mail. Yeah, that's quite a number! I haven't counted them though. Maybe I should? ;)
The only things I can wish for all the next penpalling years to come (I hope there will be maaaany, I don't plan on ever stopping writing letters anyways) are:
- to keep my current lovely penpals
- to build a deep and true friendship with my newest penpals
- and possibly to find a penpal in my own country, but right now I'm happy with the penpals I have and don't need more.