Postal Travels Magazine – A Pen Pal’s Best Friend

I remember having a pen pal when I was about 10. Her name’s Tara and she was from the UK. That’s all I remember about her now, but I have an amusing recollection of how excited I always was whenever my Mom hands me something from the mail. Oh, I guess old habits die hard. Until now I still love to write. And still get very much thrilled when I have something waiting for me in the mail box!

Postal Travels Magazine via Happy Hands Project

With the resurgence of snail mail and pen pal writing, while doing some research, I have stumbled upon Postal Travels Magazine. Tee and Karina are the ladies behind this online publication, and I must say they are very enthusiastic about the art of snail mail. The magazine features DIY crafts, stationeries, letter-writing, pen pal ads and stories, interviews, and my favorite – giveaways!

I am still beaming (slightly on the outside, but mostly on the inside) because they featured the Happy Hands Project. Yup, I have an interview in the Postal Travels June issue, so I hope that’s another reason for you to check it out.

They currently have this Traveling Notebook project which I think is a fantastic idea. It will be passed on to different people from different places, and each person gets to write something creative on a page or two. Then the notebook will be sent to another place again. How exciting! I am definitely signing up. If you need to know more, flip to pages 18 and 19 of the June issue.

If you haven’t gotten into the pen pal writing thing yet, Postal Travels might just be the inspiration you need to get started.



  1. Ffion June 15, 2013

    Oh, I love writing letters. I write letters to friends that are no longer living nearby. It’s so much fun to receive a letter back. I really want to start trying to make my letters more creative with calligraphy and embellishments. I’m absolutely in love with your beautiful calligraphy girl, you are amazing. I’ve recently taken up courses again and am enjoying it sooooo much. Keep up the fantastic work!

    • Pauline June 17, 2013

      Thanks, Ffion! Compared to e-mail, I find that handwritten notes and letters are just more genuine. More honest. And loads more fun to write!

      • Ffion June 17, 2013

        You’re very welcome 🙂 I totally agree with you there. People are always pleased when they receive a letter whereas e-mail has just become a superficial communication standard. It takes very little effort to compose an e-mail. However letter-writing requires time and thought as to what to write and is just a totally different experience, especially now that so few are sent, receiving a letter is so very unique 🙂 (I should totally get some new pen-pals…)
        Thanks for the response!


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