A blog for anyone who understands the joy of writing and receiving handwritten letters.

Monday, June 21, 2010


I'm writing some postcards tonight, to five people around the world that I have never met. They are in Taiwan, Finland, the USA, Poland and Germany. The addresses have been given to me by a website I found the other day - www.postcrossing.com.

It's an experiment, and I don't know if these people will write back. But sometimes letter writing is like that.

Lately, I have had a lack of letters arriving in my own letterbox. Despite my industriousness, the reciprocation thing hasn't really been happening lately... and I was feeling a bit down about it because who doesn't love getting letters, right?

But then I realised something important and special about letter-writing. Sending someone a letter should be a gift that doesn't demand a response... or a time-frame in which the person should respond. If we find someone who likes to write letters, too, and they write back in a timely fashion, well that's lovely... but it doesn't always happen that way. So I need to just write my letters because I enjoy writing letters... not because I expect to receive something in return.

What do you think? Do you get miffed if your penfriends don't write back, or are you ok with being the crazy letter-writing friend?

Now... I wonder if any of my postcard recipients will write back, and we become regular correspondents. Hmmm, there's no guarantees... but I'm going to do it anyway.

Love from Kaz


  1. hello friend,
    honestly, i don't mind that a lot of people don't write me back.
    it means the word to me when i am talking to them on the telephone or i get a christmas card telling me how much they enjoy getting my cards and letters through out the year.
    i hope your pen pals write back! it's always nice to receive a handwritten letter in the mail! (0:
    have a charming day!

  2. Thank-you! As it happened, I received two lovely letters in the post today. Now I can't wait to write back...

    Love from Kaz

  3. Love this post.

    I actually love checking out the mailbox and seeing a letter from you. Its great.

    I say hurrah for the letting writing.

  4. Thanks Dani. What a lovely thing to say. I always love getting your letters, too!