The Very Important stuff!
Its very important to tell a adult about you wanting to be a pen pal if you a young thing, As you are giving out your mail address, So its best to get permission before you start. Maybe you already have some online world wide friends that would be willing to be a pen pal, there is groups that you can find on the internet but try and find some one with similar interests. I personally found mine through Instagram, Facebook and Hello Kitty Junkies.Pen Pal-ing can be serious business so please be very careful in what you write in your letters and give out.
Often once you have made contact on looking for pen pals. They soon contact you, some pen pals have requirements like age-location- then they say what they dis/like. You can even make a set of rules in your call out for pen pals too.
Once some one contacts you on being a pen pal , I swap my details via email or Private message. (again please be carefull!) You may wish that they write to you 1st or the other way around. Keep hold of the email so you can email them in case of letters getting lost. There is nothing worse!
Lets get writing!
So you have your pen pal and the address, Lets make a Kawaii Pen Pal Letter.
You will need to become a Kawaii pen pal!
Paper, any kind from simple lines to colourful and cute.
A pen or many pens.
Stickers and Ink stamps
Washi tape or sticky tape.
Writing is the easy part, tell your new pen pal a little about your self, like hobbies, interests. what a typical
day is like for you. What music you like things like that,Try and not be negative in your letters it might give a bad impression. Also never say a bad thing about some one in your letters either, Gossip is just rude. And they may know of this person especially if it is a other Pen pal. It is quite a tight community.
Also don't forget to ask questions about your pen pal for them to answer in their letter to you back. You may want to make a mail tag, where you include some simple details about your self on a piece of card . You can even ask you pen pal to do this back for you. (it helps for a quick reference when you dont have the letter at hand when replying back).
Make it Kawaii !
Making you letters can be fun and kawaii at the same time. You just have to be super creative! It also helps to know what sort of things your new pen pal likes , so you can apply there likes to your letters. Like picking cute letter sets that have bunnies on them if they like bunnies for example. Its easy to obtain cute letter sets with matching envelopes online. I use a few online shops for my own letters to send. Nothing beats getting a super colourful envelope in the post among the dull ones when the post man comes round!
Why not add some decoration to your envelopes too you could draw some funny pictures around the address of the envelope and even some silly faces- It could even make the mail persons day seeing such a cute and cheerful envelope to pose!
Stickers are also a great way to make letters look cute ! They can really brighten up a letter again you could use kawaii characters likes of sanrio and san-x to add extra Kawaii. Or find something your pen pal likes and see if there is any stickers that you think would match their tastes. Don't forget to decorate the envelopes with stickers too! You really can get all kinds of stickers from cute kitty's to magical glittery anime girl ones. I adore stickers - Kyaa!
Decorative tape or Washi Tape is also a fun and cute way to make your envelopes really cute too and can come in handy for sealing your letters.Again there is all kinds of themes styles and even sizes to pick from when it comes to these tapes. Its much more fun than plain sticky tape to seal your letters , right!
Ink stamps is a other idea, you can find them in all shapes and sizes and unlike stickers you can use them over and over again to decorate your mail.
Don't forget to have plenty mail stamps and weight your letters before posting out letters. Always be careful in what details you give out. Don't be dis-hearted if your letters don't get a response back as your pen pal may be busy and needs some time to reply or there is a delay in postal services.