Flat Items You Can Send to Pen Pals

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June 1st is National Pen Pal day, and I don’t know about you, but I love to receive actual snail mail.

A couple of my friends and I decided to send letters back and forth to each other since we are located across the US, so I thought it would be neat to share with you some flat(ish) items that you can easily put into an envelope.

  • Stickers! Die cut or sticker sheets are always a fun thing to send.
  • Cute post-its. Make sure it’s not a super thick stack of them, but you can certainly send some of these as well as cute stationary for your pen pal to use.
  • Ephemera that they can use for scrapbooking, other art projects, or even use in the letters they send back to you!
  • Photos of you, of you guys together, your pets, any photos you might have taken, etc.
    • I have a Canon Selphy that I use all of the time for this kind of thing!
  • Bookmarks! These are easily DIYed, too, which makes it extra special.
  • Printouts of random images from Pinterest or quotes which you can easily print out at home.
  • Affirmation cards. You can create your own, or even find free printable ones online.
  • Recipe cards! Fill one out with your own recipe, and you can send a blank card so that they can send you back a recipe of their own.
  • Postcards from places you’ve been.
  • Art prints from your favorite artist, or theirs.
  • Stencils for your artsy pen pal.
  • Acrylic stamps.
  • Mini paintings or drawings, like this one my friend had sent me.
  • Glitter! If you want to be nice, you could send the little packets of glitter (which you can find at Dollar Tree), or if you want to really surprise them, dump the actual glitter into the envelope. For easier cleanup, confetti would be better to put inside envelopes. 😉
  • Some bags of your favorite tea.
  • Cute gift tags. You can easily make these yourself as well.
  • Samples of washi tape. You can wrap old gift cards or pieces of cardstock with the colorful tape so they can use them in their own letters or crafts.
  • Colorful ribbon or string.
  • Adorable paperclips.
  • Friendship bracelets, or other flat jewelry.
  • Small pieces of candy, such as gum.
  • Pressed flowers! These are always great to use when decorating your pen pal letters.
  • Small pins.
  • Wax seals. You can use them to actually seal your letter, but also sending some premade ones would be great for your crafty pen pals to use in their projects.
  • An SD card full of digital photos! This was suggested by a friend of mine, but I have not actually tried it yet. But it’s small and flat, and I don’t see why you wouldn’t be able to send it! So long as your pen pal has a card reader to view what you put on it.

And that’s it for this list of things you can send through snail mail to your pen pals!

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