Last night I was messaging with the daughter of a friend and she agreed to be my penpal so this morning I sat down and wrote her a card.
I got to thinking about it and I wonder if it is hard for people to start a penpal relationship. It never has been for me but I've been writing to my friends and acquaintances for a very long time. So I came up with a list that I think would be helpful for anyone who wants to be a penpal.
I hope you'll try it. I've been on a mission to bring back hand-written letters. I've never stopped writing and I hope if it is something you used to love doing that perhaps you'll just write one card to either a family member or maybe an old friend. It's never too late to start.
If you are just beginning with someone you don't know well, here is an idea for getting the conversation going. Please, by all means, take what you want from this and leave the rest.
I am happy to add you to my penpal list! I have a couple of people in my life who like to write. It's always fun to get mail. I love lists so here is my list of questions for you. This will be fun!
- What is your favorite band?
- Where do you want to travel?
- What is your main study in college?
- What is your favorite thing for dinner?
- Do you have a dog?
- What is your favorite movie?
- What do you do for fun?
- Do you have many penpals?
- Is this too many questions?
- Will you write me back?
Truly yours, susan
Do you have penpals? What do you write about?