696.2 #281 (DL Qual #358

Mar 13, 2011 9:32 AM  The Hub
You know what I miss?? Actually hand writing letters to people and mailing them out. I've been trading vinyls for the last couple weeks with MWers via the mail, and I'm not going to lie.... getting packages in the mail is SO fun! Did you guys ever have a penpal when you were younger???

I used to love having pen pals.. I wish I still had them. I LOVE writing letters to people. - Gummy  83.0 #3883 9:36AM
I met my Best Friend from Australia as a penpal. We were both part of a Hanson fan club (I know....) when we were around 10 years old. Her name was on a list of international pen pals that were part of a mailing list. I mailed her once... she wrote back! When you're 10 years old and get a letter from Australia.. its the coolest thing ever. - michelledork  696.2 #281 9:36AM
Her and I wrote back in forth in a journal and mailed it to each other for years! And then... when the internet started booming, we would email each other. We lost contact for about 2 years and then found each other on myspace when we were 17. After that we continued to skype and email. When I was 22, I booked a flight to Australia and flew out to meet her. We both have the same birthday... so I went for our 23rd. 13 years of friendship without ever meeting her in person..... I went and stayed with her and her bf for a month! It was incredible. She and I were like twins! Now two years later, she's coming here in June and I'm super excited. - michelledork  696.2 #281 9:39AM
When I was in 6th grade, we did this thing where we got to pick a country and all of our assignments that school year were centered around that country. I picked Poland since I am Polish and we ended up doing pen pals so I was getting mail from Poland! It was so cool! I haven't had a pen pal in years. Someone made a post about setting up pen pals for MWers kids [which my seven year old is interested in.] and I think someone needs to set that up for us grown up MWers! - Gummy  83.0 #3883 9:40AM
The effort of pen and paper means that whoever you're sending to means more to you. (he says electronically) :-) - alankeno  57.8 #4482 9:41AM
I missed that feeling to. Until I joined postcrossing. You send postcards to random people around the world and then random people send you postcards back. It's really fun! - JediTrance  71.6 #4124 10:27AM
I just signed up for postcrossing. - DisneyRox  54.4 #4601 11:00AM
I use to love penpals ! Ahh postcrossing I soo want tp try that! Now I can make usenof my Disney post cards! - djadeg  1.6 #62335 11:47AM
My grandma doesn't have a computer so I love writing letters to her. - Heather  262.9 #1230 11:50AM
Several. The two main ones were from Seattle and Australia. My childhood friend and I both moved away when I was 5. We wrote each other till I was 17. My other friend went back to oz for good after 6th grade and we wrote for years. Both keep in touch through fb now. - bluefairy  643.8 #313 11:51AM
Had pen pals in elementary school. It was fun. Unfortunately most kids nowadays prefer texting, FB, etc. - luvMickey  583.6 #347 11:51AM
Used to penpal my class and kids from another school. We even planned a fieldtrip so the kids could meet. That was a great fieldtrip! - Dizkid  457.8 #474 11:55AM
@dizkid, that sounds so fun! When I was younger, my sister & I had best friends (they're sisters) that moved to WA, so we kept in touch through letters & cards until myspace & fb came along. I should write them a good old fashioned letter out of the blue... - SassySally  44.5 #5007 12:00PM
I never had a penpal!! I want one now! Getting stuff in the mail is so fun and I love sending stuff out too. - Leesha  650.6 #310 12:59PM
so funny! My friends and I just had this same conversation a few weeks ago. I miss it too! I used to write pages and pages to people. My favorite thing to do is mail random cards to people. Who doesn't like getting something other than a bill in the mail? - KissDclown  1089.1 #167 1:01PM
Lol anyone wanna be my Disney penal? There was another thread going around for kids to hook up for pen pals, but I realllly want a adult pen pal of my own.  - Jessss  337.7 #715 1:05PM
Having pen pals was such a fun part of my life  Sadly I have lost touch all of them thanks for the postcrossing tip! I love postcards! - Dahulagirl  1055.6 #172 1:09PM
If anyone wants to be my penpal, just shoot me a TXT. I got a ton of stamps for Christmas and a box of 80 envelopes from the dollar store so I am good to go! Bring it! - Gummy  83.0 #3883 1:10PM
i would love to be someones disneys penpal! - djadeg  1.6 #62335 1:10PM
I love getting things in the mail. But no one write anymore. I still send out things in the mail to people.  - shina85  17.9 #7814 1:21PM
I never had a penpal so I'm excited for postcrossing.  - DisneyRox  54.4 #4601 1:26PM
This penpal idea would be great!!!! I miss getting letters lol - Evangeline  270.3 #1161 1:28PM
I probably have to thank Girl Scouts for every pen pal I've ever had (except my friend James). I love sending & receiving snail mail! - VikkiMouse  182.2 #2224 1:30PM
postcrossing is RAD!! This is really neat! - michelledork  696.2 #281 1:57PM
I did postcrossing too! Too bad postage is so much now.  - bluefairy  643.8 #313 2:17PM
I love getting stuff in the mail! It's like the high light of my day. I'm going to text a few of you to be penpals who expressed interest, but if anyone else want to be my pen pal, just text me! - ladylikesdisney  945.0 #197 2:18PM
Silly ol bear (: - ThatGuyWithNegativeMouseRank  535.3 #387 2:20PM
Ooops didn't mean to post this on here sorry - ThatGuyWithNegativeMouseRank  535.3 #387 2:21PM
I wanna do it!! Send me your addresses, I have cute envelopes, extra stamps, and I bought cute pens to write with  - Leesha  650.6 #310 2:53PM
I had a penpal when I was in elementary school from 2nd grade to 5th grade. That was so much fun! It would be awesome to have a penpal again! I love getting cards and letters in the mail! - TigerLily  228.0 #1634 3:09PM
Leesha, do I need to send you mine? Hahaha. - Gummy  83.0 #3883 3:13PM
No I have it! And I'm sending out your coloring books today! - Leesha  650.6 #310 3:13PM
@M'dork - I totally agree. It's been a lot of fun trading via mail. There's something fun in that expectation of a package in the mail. - Experiment818  1647.2 #101 3:14PM
Forgive my ignorance, but what is postcrossing? I want a penpal! Anyone?  - Jessss  337.7 #715 7:41PM
I think that's a big part of the RAK success! I loved mailing my gift and then knowing someone was getting something better than a bill or junk mail that day! It's fun! - LisaMouse7531  410.1 #544 7:45PM
Postcrossing.com. You sign up and can request addresses. You send out postcards to those people (you can read up on what kind they like) and then your name is given out so someone else sends one to you. - bluefairy  643.8 #313 7:46PM
I love postcrossing. I started not to long ago and now I'm making a collage of all the postcards from different countries. - vegasbrat  420.4 #530 7:47PM
I never had a pen pal but Ht was kind enough to get a Jack Vinylmation for me and I sent him a card with a hand written thank you note. - IHEARTSIMBA50  495.0 #431 7:47PM
Ndsnylnd yes!! Me!  - Leesha  650.6 #310 7:47PM
I miss getting letters in the mail, but what I really, really, really miss is getting Christmas cards in the mail! Not a lot of people send out holiday cards anymore. But I still send them! - GlitterFabulous  79.9 #3949 7:51PM
I so know what you guys mean! I loved getting letters in the mail, I still do! I never had a penpal necessarily though... - disneykimmi  117.0 #3284 7:53PM
@disneymagic, seriously? U dont get many/any Christmas cards? I'd send you one. I spend probably 10+hours making and writing msgs in our Christmas every year! Its part of the holiday for me. I love it! - Sweetwater2004  3.7 #26339 8:04PM
Me too! I had a penpal from England in 5th grade. We wrote each other for about 2 yrs. I'll be sending & receiving (hopefully) lots of hand written letters when DH is in boot camp - TickledTink  370.8 #22 8:07PM
I loved getting letters from my penpal in france in the 3rd grade, too bad we never kept in touch. I would love to have a new Disney penpal!!! - tinkertasha_CM  10.1 #10985 8:43PM
Writing letters is such a lost art form. - MimiMouse  1049.0 #173 8:51PM
Didn't have a penpal but I do write letters quite often to people still. Penmanship is a lost form and that's a shame. - JediStitch  429.7 #509 8:55PM
Oh hellz no! Lol! I teach my students how to write a friendly letter and address the envelope. - bluefairy  643.8 #313 9:55PM
I always wanted a penpal - Disneydork89  30.4 #5949 10:26PM
Oh! Thanks bluefairy! I was so lost, I had no idea what you guys were taking about. LOL! LEESHA you sound like me! I went out bought 'cute' pens, colored envelopes, stickers, glitter. Ha. You are gonna be a fun penpal! I'll toss you my address, toss me yours and I'll write you tomorrow :) - Jessss  337.7 #715 10:49PM
ND I got your text with your address but you don't have text set up so I couldnt reply back with my address.  - Leesha  650.6 #310 11:49PM
Why would someone want to sit down and write a letter when you could be watching Jersey Shore or something productive? - Rob512  756.3 #249 11:51PM
Lol rob, jersey shore isn't on 24 hours a day! - Leesha  650.6 #310 11:53PM
it is in my house!! - Rob512  756.3 #249 11:58PM
Disneymagic i agree about the christmas card. I get into black Friday and am part of a forum for that and we do a card exchange and I love it. Last year was our second year and I got over 50 cards it was so much fun. I tried to get a list up here and do it but no one wanted to partake. Maybe this year. - SupremeLeader  395.4 #568 12:14AM
That's not true, sl, I know for a fact that several people exchanged cards for the holidays. - bluefairy  643.8 #313 12:44AM
December was our first month on MW and we got ten or more cards from MWrs bluefairy being one of them - Mrsblue  693.1 #284 2:32AM
Oh thanks for the heads up Leesha! How do I set up txt? I don't have my computer only iPhone. Can you help me? Haha...Jersey Shore. Haha.  - Jessss  337.7 #715 11:30PM

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