Geeky Pen Pals

Have you guys ever exchanged letters with a pen pal? My sister’s post about writing to a friend made me want to look for a new pen pal. I had a scrap book pen pal a few years ago and we became moms around the same time. We now keep up via social media so not much letter exchanging.

A few years ago I started a visual kei/jrock blog pal group on a websites I used to run. We had about 300 people signed up and I would have to figure out how to set people up by favorite groups and age. It was alot of work! I thought about starting something similar to that up again but with something more boarder like geek fandoms.

I went searching online and found a group like this already existed, and they had been around for awhile.

The site is called International Geek Girl Pen Pals Club or IGGPPC for short. I just signed up, and was recently paired with another girl. I’m also involved in a card swap with some fellow geeks!  I’m pretty excited to see how this goes, I might not always be able to write other ladies as often as I like but sending out happy mail will be awesome. I have also been working on making my own stationary. We’ll see how this goes! Do you guys send snail mail?

Edit: here are my first letters I sent off! I also included sailor scout charms!!!

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  1. Ongaku Said:

    on March 15, 2017 at 8:28 am

    That is pretty neat idea. I haven’t done a pen pal in so many years that I don’t even remember when that was. haha. You will have to show us what your stationary looks like. XD

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    Mija Reply:

    @Ongaku, I just posted what my first cards I made look like! I’m excited to write to some new friends, I hope to take pictures of whatever letters/cards I receive!!

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  2. Roselyn Said:

    on March 16, 2017 at 7:15 am

    That looks interesting, I might join! Like I’m really considering it.

    Btw Hi! I’m also a Sailor Moon fan. 🙂 I found you through Xian! Can we link exchange? 😀 Let me know on my blog! 🙂

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    Mija Reply:

    @Roselyn, You totally should!!! They might take a week or 2 to reply but I kept up with them via twitter and facebook to see when they send out emails!! Also the next swap is in June! http://geekgirlpenpals.com/swaps/stationery/

    I would love to link exchange!!! <3

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  3. Georgie Said:

    on March 19, 2017 at 12:02 am

    Ahh, that is so cute! I love that there are still communities out there like this.

    I send postcards when I visit new places and I love to receive post cards. My friends and I also do a Christmas card exchange. I occasionally write letters to friends for fun, and for something a little different.

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    Mija Reply:

    @Georgie, snail mail is a such an awesome way to connect with friends!!! My bestie just moved to her new house and I’ve been sending her random stuff lol…..she lives an hour away from me but I sent her a catalog for IKEA the other day!!! XD

    Thats so lovely – Christmas cards are so pretty!!!

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  4. Xian Said:

    on March 19, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Wow! That really looks interesting! I kinda wanted to penpal thingy way back before~ I knew it will be fun but haven’t really tried coz I don’t know anyone who would like too! But thanks for this! I might consider trying this time! Let’s exchange letters as well! Heehee! 😀

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    Mija Reply:

    @Xian, I hope you join the group! It might take a week or so before they reply to you but keep in touch with them via twitter or facebook for updates!! Inbox me your address and we can write each other!! mijavera@gmail.com!

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  5. Cat Said:

    on March 21, 2017 at 12:19 am

    I used to write letters to pen pals when I was younger! I haven’t done that in so many years. I still write cards, but I haven’t done a hand written letter in a long time. That’s really cool that there’s a geek girl pen pal club. It sounds right up your alley! Have fun with it!

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    Mija Reply:

    @Cat, I personally have horrible, sucky suck handwriting but I am still having fun with this. Yes!!! These chicks are super nice and geeky! Love it so far!

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  6. Nancy Said:

    on March 21, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    A scrapbook pen pal sounds super neat! It’s great that you found IGGPCC! Their site looks super cute :). Hope you’ll get some cool things in the mail from your pen! I usually send snail mail on a special occasion. Those Sailor Scout charms are super cute!

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    Mija Reply:

    @Nancy, So far it has been super fun to send and receive mail! I look forward to checking the mail box daily!!! I did get some cute things! I will post some pics at my next post!!!

    Thanks so much!! <3

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