I've always loved writing letters, I would sit for hours as a child jotting down all my news to send to my Nana and one of my aunties who lived miles away, and I was even known to send letters to my Grandma who only lived a bus ride away, just for the sake of writing the letter.
I also had pen pals when I was younger, I wrote to a girl called Jeanette who lived in Leicester, funnily enough the same place my Nana lived, and a girl called Carina who lived in Sweden. I also had an American pen pal at one stage but I don't think that one lasted very long as I can't even remember her name. I've always loved stationery and I think that was part of the attraction of letter writing too.
When I found out that Colletta from Colletta's Kitchen Sink blog was organising a PenPal Sign Up, I couldn't resist. So far there are people signed up from the US, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand and Thailand and my name has been added to the list. I think it will be fun to join in, it's not often I receive a 'proper' letter these days, it's all texts or emails, and most of the things dropping through my letterbox are either bills or junk mail. It will be a good way to make a new friend too.
Do you fancy joining in? It's not too late. The Sign Up is open until the 19th of December 2016 so what are you waiting for? Head over there now and put your name down, just think of all the lovely letters you'll receive throughout the year and all the gorgeous stationery it'll give you a reason to buy. That's an incentive in itself!