Snail Mail

Snail Mail

I love getting snail mail. I guess that’s part of being a part of the last generation who grew up mostly without the internet (we only got a computer when I was 10, and only had limited internet connection throughout all of high school).

Snail Mail

I have had vague ideas flitting around my head for some time now about how to get snail mail love, then this post by Chantelle inspired me to start writing about these thoughts I’ve had swirling around in my head.


I’d love to find a way to share addresses with people who also want to have something nice in the post. Even if it’s just a postcard saying hi. The only problem is that I don’t know how you suggest to people that they put their addresses on the internet. I mean, what you put on the internet is there forever. No one should post their home or work addresses.


So how do you share addresses safely? Not everyone has a PO Box. Should such things be limited to people with a PO Box? 


2 Replies to “Snail Mail”

  1. I too would love some non-bill mail! Thought about it again when I got postcards from my parents’ travels.
    Carly from The Brightest Spark recently ran a postal exchange, but it involved gifts as well as letters/cards. Also I follow an amazing girl on Instagram “paperedthoughts” who sends beautiful snail mail, I guess she has her own personal exchange network?
    I did some research at Xmas about Xmas card exchanges, the best format I saw was everyone who signed up was sorted into groups. Each group got each others’ online details (eg email). They then swapped postal addresses between themselves only. That was you were trusting a certain nbr of people with your personal details, not the whole Internet!

    1. That’s a good idea, at least that way it’s kind of private!

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