Freitag, 22. Juni 2012

A fan letter

Dear Penpals,

I think there’s one thing you need to know: You are great!

I just realized that today; when I finally had time to really read the letters I got the past week. Whenever I find something from you in my mailbox, it brightens my day. I can’t wait to read your letters, I’m wishing I’d have more time to reply to you instead of studying and I read your letters over and over again.

My classmates glare at my letters when they see them among my things in class, often saying “wow that looks so pretty!” or “where does that envelope come from?”.

At night, when I’m home, I’m telling my boyfriend “Oh, you know what Laura told me? And guess what happened to Rocio! And have you heard about that strange water law they now have in England?”

You guys are real friends to me.  And I’m so glad to have you. So thanks for being so awesome. You ROCK!

You don’t believe me? Look at the awesome mail I got this week:

From Annie in Russia
Thanks for this awesome envelope full of goodies! You surely brought a big smile to my face, looking through all this stuff. Thanks for thinking of me and sending me something!
 From Rocio in Argentina
Gracias querida por tus lindas palabras! Trataré de no estresarme tanto jajaja.
 From Alex in the Philippines
Many thanks for your awesome first letter! I’m so looking forward to building our friendship and I hope we’ll be good friends :)
 From Korina in Guam
Thank you for your first letter and the cute mini origami crane envelopes you included! I’ll send you a reply soon and I’ll make sure to use great stamps :)
 From M. in the Netherlands
Thanks for being such a great penpal and for replying so super fast. I hope your lion can roar again in the next tournament (even though I still hope that it’ll always be Germany who wins…)
 From Bee in the Czech Republic
Thanks Bee for your letter! I’m looking forward to getting to know you even better, and you did an awesome job with that drawing on your envelope!
 And, not a penpal but still a postcard
Thank you to my dearest cousin for always sending me postcards from wherever she goes and for being my cousin.
That’s most of the mail I received last week… Also two postcards, but they’re not that special so I won’t post them here.

Talking about stamps… (yep, I did, when talking about Korina’s letter) – I bought some new ones today. 
Thanks postoffice for having a philatelic counter with a post office worker (who knows me wohoo) who always takes his time to show me the greatest stamps and is helping me with picking the ones I want to have in my limit of 50 Euros :)
 And actually also new tape. 
New tape (four of the rolls are "old tape", but I wanted to take a complete picture...)

What do you love about your penpals?

Alles Liebe,


  1. wow I love all the stationery and philately!! I send your letter a few days ago ^^ where I can give you my address? :) if you want!

    1. Hey Elizabeth,
      did you put your address on the letter? You could also post it here as a comment (funny enough, I don't have a problem with posting my mail address, but I feel uncomfortable with posting my email address...)
      If your address is on your letter I'll just reply to it once I receive your letter :)
      Take care!

  2. Woah! Alex's handwriting is so amazing! :) You get such amazing letters :D

    1. It really is amazing! Haha I actually had taken a close up-picture of her handwriting to post here but then thought "oh well, come on, noone will want to see this!"...
      The interesting thing is that this week I received lots of mail from "unusual" countries - like Argentina, the Philippines, Guam... and they were all sent on either the 4th or the 5th of June :)

  3. Wow I am happy you have true friendship with your pen-friends.

  4. I love connecting at a different level and different pace and pen pals let me do that.

    1. That's true. I also like that about having pen pals :)

  5. Qué bonitas todas las cartas! El dibujo en el sobre de Bee es magnífico! Y la cinta adhesiva (es la palabra correcta?) <3

    Puedo reconocerme en tu pensamiento sobre tus penpals.. :)

    1. Hah, huh? I don't know why I typed this in Spanish, I assumed you were Spanish but you're from Germany? Oh well, let me translate that for you:

      All the cards are beautiful! And that drawing on the envelope Bee send you is so cute! Love for the tapes you got. And I recognize myself in your thoughts about penpals.. :)

    2. Tranquila que no hay problema :)

      I am indeed from Germany but I do speak Spanish :) I think you assumed that I were Spanish because I commented on Rocios letter in Spanish - or at least, that would be my explanation :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Me alegra que mi carta haya llegado bien :D
    Mucha suerte en tus exámenes ^___^


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