One of my best friends recently moved to Europe, and when I found these over at 3 Potato 4, I thought...hmmm. Let's make a Pen Pal kit in a box! It's no secret that I love getting snail mail, so I thought a kind little nudge in the way of a present might encourage a few exciting postcards to come my way in the future. This is how I made it:
First things first. Pen pal friendship keychains (don't they remind you of Moonrise Kingdom?) You know, kinda like these, but for 20- 30-somethings:
Plenty of postcards (and stamps!):
To keep track of all your adventures overseas (or in the States!):
Stack it all together, and...
Then use some pretty stamps (and maybe some Washi tape!) to make the outside as pretty as the inside....
I hope y'all are inspired to send a pen pal a little snail mail in 2013...no matter how close or far away they may be!
Postcards by Penguin // Van Gogh Notebook, Smash Travel Pad and Sharpies from Target // Pen Pal Keychains by 3 Potato 4 // Martha Ink Pad and Stamp from Michaels Crafts// Washi tape by Pretty Tape