Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Pen Pal Exchange

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*The Pen Pal Exchange is now closed, I will re-open the scheme in the future so keep on checking back!*

Dear Readers,


I spend so much of my day, sending and responding to emails in work and replying to comments on my blog. But, even though I’m communicating with people, I feel like I don't really know them. Emails don't  convey personailty or idividuality and it's hard to say what you really feel in an email.

I really enjoyed sending my post card to Alice and receiving a lovely hand crafted letter from her so I’ve decided I want to set up a pen pan exchange for bloggers.  I want to return to the long-lost days of letter writing, penpals and handwritten thank-you notes.
There’s something so special waiting for the post man to arrive and seeing a letter in there amongst the bills and junk mail. Who wants to join me in bringing back snail mail?!

If you would like to join in and get to know someone in the blogging community better please leave a comment with your email address. The closing date to join up will be the 28th of February. I will then email everyone who has left a comment, get their contact details and pair them up with a pen pal :)
It would be great if you could tell your blogging friends about it or tweet about the Pen Pal Exchange, the more people that take part the more fun it will be!

Yours Faithfully
Gemma




Gemma
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96 comments:

  1. I would love to get involved!! My email address is ELLaffey@aol.com

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  2. Like you need to ask, count me in definitely :)
    I have a stamp set itching to be used.

    I think I'm going to tell one of my friends about this too, she's rather the nostalgic/letter person (if there's such a thing!) xxx

    abailey_89@hotmail.com

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  3. This is a brilliant idea! I'd love to get involved: katiestyles_@hotmail.com xx

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  4. Such a lovely idea :)
    I'd love to take part in this!
    communicatingbeauty@hotmail.co.uk

    xx

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  5. count me in! adaisychaindream(at)googlemail.com x

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  6. Lovely idea! My handwriting is shocking though. Im going to tweet about it now :)

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  7. I am in! I haven't had a pen pal since I was a kid!

    Brooke
    prettypennymae@yahoo.com

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  8. DEFINITELY in! I love writing and receiving letters :)
    itsingi at hotmail dot com

    www.saysingrid.com

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  9. Aw sounds so fun- I LOVE writing letters, often they are more like essays
    kkirk10@hotmail.co.uk

    Kim x

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  10. this sound fab, I need someone who can understand my writing though haha
    leannestundon@hotmail.com

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  11. Yaay lots of people signing up, exciting stuff :D xx

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  12. Only just started following, found this out from Sarah's tweet. This is a super sweet idea, I'd love to take part! I feel a bit bad for anyone who has to try read my chicken scratch handwriting though :(
    michelle@michellemay.co.uk

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  13. This sounds like such a good idea - well done Gem!! (and thank-you very much for your tips about NZ :D)
    I would definitely like to get involved - beth_charlotte@gmx.com
    Beth @ Baking and Brogues
    xx

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  14. Hey,
    Great blog...the name is super cute and that header image is a hoot..love it!
    Great post...very unique idea...well done!
    Keep up the great blogging!
    Come and check out my blog...I know you will love it...I have an article up right now you'll be really interested in I think!
    Sooo...follow and comment please!!!!!!
    :-)
    www.flauntitmagazine.blogspot.com

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  15. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to take part :)

    xoxo

    Allie

    alliejustforyou@hotmail.com

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  16. I really want to take part! hello@charlenewilson.co.uk
    Will spread the word in my next post also xx

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  17. So happy lots of people want to join in!
    Thanks Charlene :) xx

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  18. me too me too :):)
    jemmalamble@hotmail.com xx

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  19. Would love to do this
    bowdreamnation@gmail.com


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  20. I'd love to be involved!
    fr3nchmaid@gmail.com x

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  21. 17 people including me so far :) and still 11 days to go before I close entries xx

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  22. join me in! id love to do this again. signed upwith ipf when i was a little girl =)
    eggplantchronicler@gmail.com

    join my STila Giveaway!!!
    http://fashioneggplant.blogspot.com

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  23. this is a great idea I'd love to be involved: icedgem@msn.com

    xx

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  24. what a good idea! cerisevidal@hotmail.co.uk
    www.lifethrutheeyesofacherry.blogspot.com

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  25. Hi,

    Would love to also be part of this :)

    Marina-Mento@hotmail.com

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  26. Brilliant idea! I'd love to: pocketwatch19@yahoo.co.uk

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  27. Oh me please!

    wearecupcakecouture@gmail.com

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  28. yes please! dinoprincesschar(at)gmail.com
    i love letters :)

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  29. ohh count me in, im obsessed with post and all things snail-mail!!
    cupples.ashley@gmail.com

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  30. I used to love writing letters! I would like to be included please!
    sophie.warner89@yahoo.co.uk
    Sophie
    x

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  31. This is a fantastic idea! I can't wait to join in. My email is amybell87@hotmail.co.uk
    xoxox

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  32. Oh I hope I count to be included! This is a great idea
    kirstydotburton@hotmail.co.uk

    x

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  33. I would love to take part!
    My email is alexfkey@googlemail.com

    Thank you for running this, it's such a good idea :)
    xxx

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  34. 29 now girls! :) can't wait to get started!
    xx

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  35. i'd absolutely love to get involved! letter writing is something i'm constantly nagging my mr to get more up on, seeing as he lives in Southampton and i live in Cambridge!

    My email is: kathryn.adams@btinternet.com

    Lots of Love, Legs xo

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  36. Ooh yes please - what a brilliant idea, I love receiving post! My email is rosietapping@hotmail.com.
    xxx

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  37. Me too! This sounds adorable, I never make enough time to write letters x
    likeaskeletonkey@hotmail.com

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  38. What a fabulous idea! My email is cammiemnr@aol.com

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  39. I'd love to take part, great idea! athriftymrs@hotmail.com

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  41. I would luuurve to get involved!
    umaumaxo@gmail.com

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  42. I'm quite a recent follower, but I'd love to take part too!

    sparkleandglitter[at]rocketmail.com

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  43. I would love to be part of this :)
    patsy_berrisford@hotmail.com
    xxx

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  44. Sounds like a great idea. I'd love to join in if that's ok.
    giddynici@yahoo.co.uk

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  45. Thanks for joining up everyone :) tell your friends about it, the more people that join in the more fun it will be!
    I'm not sure how I'm going to di it yet, I could just pair people up but I could make it like secret santa and give everybody someone to write to and you don't know who it will be until it arrives...
    x

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  46. I'd love to be a part of this as well!

    Andiavaswen@aol.com

    xx

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  47. I loved having pen pals at school, count me in!

    jodiesanter@googlemail.com

    xx

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  48. fantastic idea!

    my email address is teganpenny@hotmail.co.uk

    thank you <3
    you have a fabulous blog.

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  49. sounds like such a great idea!

    XOXO, BECCA
    http://www.fashion-train.co.uk

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  50. I love this idea, count me in as well. My email address is illivonray@gmail.com.

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  51. i would love to take part :]
    daniellerose-smith@hotmail.co.uk
    http://www.ablogfromblackpool.blogspot.com/

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  52. im so up for this!
    shortassfool@hotmail.co.uk
    http://rosiesherratt.blogspot.com/

    :)

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  53. definatley count me in love this idea :)
    chocolate_rose_petals@hotmail.co.uk

    x

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  54. please include me!
    such a nice idea :)
    waytallerthanyou@hotmail.com
    x

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  55. I love this idea.
    Snail mail <3
    pixiesweet92@yahoo.com

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  56. and Jackie says...20 February 2011 at 02:46

    Love It!!!
    ipaperbackwriter@yahoo.com

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  57. What an incredible thing, i have wanted a pen pal for the longest time! Please include me =] hayleysXO@yahoo.com

    xx

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  58. This is such a wonderful idea! Count me in! joannalouisefaith@gmail.com x x

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  59. Hi,

    I found your blog through Sarah tweeting about it :-)

    I literally was only just moaning to a family member that no one writes nice letters anymore and the only post I seem to receive are bills and junk mail!

    Would love to be included- donnaek@hotmail.co.uk

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  60. Happy to have you on board Donna!

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  61. This sounds fantastic! I'd love to join in!
    My email is: laurenvhockey@gmail.com

    Lauren xxx.
    www.the-details-in-the-fabric.blogspot.com

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  62. What a great idea, I miss writing letters! My email is shugalista@blackberry.orange.co.uk :) xx

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  63. What a brilliant concept. I absolutely love it.
    kaylamantle@hotmail.com
    I'm looking forward to participating.

    Cheers.

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  64. Oooh me please! danni_king@msn.com
    What a great idea x

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  65. and me
    terimayo@btinternet.com
    xxx

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  66. me please!

    madeinacup@gmail.com

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  67. I was directed to this from the lovely Sarah at http://amilliondresses.blogspot.com/

    I had actually just written a post about the very same thing last week so I would love to get involved in this - I love writing letters!

    maggie_1987@hotmail.co.uk
    http://glasgowgal-loveinthecity.blogspot.com/

    xxMxx

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  68. Would love to be part of the pen pal swap, my email is Laurah22@hotmail.co.uk

    Thanks Laura x

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  69. Love this idea, please sign me up :) I'll mention it in my next post too. Thanks xxx

    withers_stephanie@yahoo.co.uk

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  70. Fab idea!!! ez-beau@hotmail.co.uk

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  72. best idea ever! count me in :)

    rosa-spink-@hotmail.co.uk

    http://helloscrapbook.blogspot.com/

    xx

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  73. i would love to be apart of this!!!

    delicateflower626@yahoo.com

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  74. Fantastic Idea!!!!!!

    I'd love to join,

    charlotteelizabethcoles@yahoo.com

    Thank you, Charlotte xxx

    www.agirlwrites.com

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  75. brilliant post, i will do it!
    ana-tuff-chix@hotmail.com
    such a cool idea..!
    X

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  76. Sounds like loads of fun, count me in!

    alktrio87@hotmail.com

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  77. Sounds ace! Count me in..

    catherinemeadows@live.com

    http://cateycate.blogspot.com/

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  78. What a nice idea! Please include me, pyxiee@hotmail.com x

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  79. i would love to, dear! <3 katielcarney@gmail.com

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  80. Bring it on the old traditional letter writing era! :D absharinaaa@gmail.com

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  81. I love this idea ! I'm in!

    Fashionfordinner@gmail.com

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  82. Yes please!

    lizstephens@hotmail.co.uk

    x

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  83. This sounds awesome!

    helen-1988@hotmail.co.uk

    xo

    http://shmelen.blogspot.com

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  84. Yes plz kellycallen@btinternet.com

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  85. what a wonderful idea! count me in! :o)

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  86. What a good idea. carrie12388@hotmail.com

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  87. I hope I'm not too late I'd love to do this!
    Grunge.glam@hushmail.com
    a great idea and fab blog! Amy,x

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  88. not too late at all, you have until tomorrow :)
    xx

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  89. So glad I came accross this just in time! It is a lovely idea :) lydia_4714@hotmail.com

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  90. Hope I'm not late in here!! Please count me in! I totally love pen friends, in fact this is absolutely a great idea!!! I'll probably publish a post like this cuz it's a wonderful idea!!!

    my email: myprettypinkjournal@hotmail.com

    jos xx

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  91. I'm a day late! If you can squeeze me in, my email is janelleqt@gmail.com. Great idea!

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  92. Oh no i've just seen this :( I really wanted to do. If you can take one more my email is babzy_68@hotmail.co.uk

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  93. Just found you and hope it's not too late to sign up. I love writing letters AND receiving them (of course!)
    I'm in Australia and my email is
    oramco@iinet.net.au
    Hope to hear from you

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  94. I would love to do this! (If I still can)
    mon.star@live.co.uk.
    xx

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  95. It's closed now sorry but I will re open it soon so check back :) x

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