**Update November, 17th 2006 - WOW! This group has been open and running for longer than I ever expected! I opened this group before I left or while I was in the Philippines in 2004. Well, it's great to see all of you here looking for pals! Letterwriting really is a lost art and I'm glad to help bring it back. If you ever need to contact me with ideas, comments, questions, or maybe even want to be my pal...here's my info:
This group is dedicated to "creative" forms of mail. Pleas join if you: x. Love Mail x. Love to decorate your mail x. Love to swap items/art/etc x. Love to trade x. Love DIY/creative things x. Love packages x. Are cool :P
*** When you join the group, please fill out one of the forms WAY below. Thanks <3
ALSO: Please do NOT post your address in the community if you are under 18! There are creepies running a muck! And placing your address in the group (if you're over 18) is ALWAYS OPTIONAL!
Here is some info:
ART MAIL - My version of art mail goes like this (since I'm so anal about keeping and catagorizing my art): You draw a picture specifically you're doing the swap with, be it a doodle, masterpiece, whatever. Next, you write a message on it (ie. To: you, because: you'e the best). Then copy it (photocopy, print, etc) and send that along with your letter. :D Now, if you're into that form of art mail (because you're like me and can't part with originals) please state that you want to do "KRYS' FORM OF ART TRADE ONLY" or something like that in you pen-pal add :D
SWAP ITEMS - If you're lost on what an FB/DECO/ETC is try these sites: 0. What is an FB? (Also explains other popular swap items.) 0. What is a Deco?
CARE PACKAGE/PACKAGE PAL - Simple enough. You fill out the extensive form below, and you find someone else in the group who you would like to make packages for. I do it like so: I meet the person, we exchange emails, we set a price range(ex. $1-2 worth of stuff) or set a theme (ex. asia) and then we create packages for eachother. We fill it with goodies like: stickers, memos, pencils, pens, keychails, beads, origami, etc. It's very fun, you should try it!
**note** If you feel I should post an explanation of something, or you have a question about something. Please leave a comment in my LJ (with your email), or IM me. =P Thanks!
=== FORMS ===
Normal Penpal Form -
Name: Age: Location: Likes/Intrests: Dislikes/Disintrests: Religion/Beliefs: Looking For: Type of pal: (email or snail mail) Contact:
Swap Pen-pal Form -
Name: Age: Location: A little about yourself: Items to Swap: Looking for: Contact:
Extensive Form (for package pals/trades etc) - Name: Age: Location: Favorite Color: Favorite Scents: Favorite Music: Favorite Literature: Favorite thing to do on a boring day: Favorite TV show/movie: Favorite Things: (ie. animals, anime, books, etc) Your Idol/Inspiration: What you'd love to recieve: What you'd love to give: Things to know about you: Do you want to also be penpals? Will you ship oversees? Contact: Any other comments: