Staying connected via snail mail

The people I consider to be my closet friends and colleagues right now are the ones that I have only met in person a handful of times. That may sound like a weird thing to say, but just because I don’t meet up with these ladies in person for drinks doesn’t mean we don’t talk.

Oh we talk! On Skype, via email, and on the phone.

Occasionally, I’ll even send ’em some snail mail. Admittedly, I haven’t been good about sending thank you cards and notes in the mail lately because I have been so dang busy (and I don’t always remember), but I plan to get back on track with that soon because of Sent Well.

Here’s the deal: You can buy greeting cards (the letterpress section is my fav) from Sent Well the old fashioned way and have the blank cards shipped to your house OR you can have them send your cards out for you – they will write your personal message out by hand (yes- handwritten), address the envelope, stamp it, and send your card in the mail to it’s recipient.

How awesome is that?

So, I’ve been playing around with some of the cards that the owner, Nicole, graciously sent me and I wrote a few letters that I’ve been putting off for far too long….

I want you to test the process out as well and see how it works, so one lucky winner will get to do just that…

Enter the Sent Well Winner’s Choice Giveaway!

Nicole is giving away a winner’s choice package to one lucky papernstitch winner here on the blog! That winner will receive a total of 10 cards of his/her choosing from Sent Well (whether you want them sent blank to you at your doorstep to use later OR you want to have Sent Well mail them out for you – shipping included for the winner free of charge). International entries welcome!

—> All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below and tell me who you’ve been meaning to send a snail mail card to lately. 

Thats it! This giveaway will close Wednesday, April 4th at 11:59pm EST. International entries welcome. **Bonus entries for tweets and facebook shares (just use the buttons below).

The winner will be announced on the blog Friday, April 6th. UPDATE 4/6: A giveaway winner has been chosen! Congrats to Amie Mccracken – you have won the Sent Well giveaway! Thank you to all you entered.

Disclosure: I was compensated by the advertiser for this editorial feature. All opinions and ideas, however, are my own.

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I would love to snail mail my writerly blog friend in Oklahoma. We are kindred spirits and I wish we lived down the street from eachother.!/iamalivephotos/status/184731514842521600

Amie McCracken

Staying connected via snail mail

Amie McCracken (@iamalivephotos)

I adore snail mail! There is no better feeling than receiving a letter from a friend or loved one. It makes you feel so special.
I would send a much overdue letter to one of my closest friends who is studying in Germany. Thanks!


I love snail mail and i would write my boyfriend, who is attending bible college more than 500 miles away. I’d also write a friend of mine who always sends me snail mail just because. I’d love to write them using cute stationary 🙂


awesome giveaway. i LOVE snail mail

evastochter (@evasnutzername)

A shop that writes and sends handwritten notes for you. Kind of takes the fun out of letter writing. What do you think?

Natalie Stern (@natalie_stern)

Shared on FB:


I’d like to send a card to my best friend who currently live in Germany. I live in Russia, so we don’t see each other much.
Also, I’m a Postcrossing member and a big snail mail fan. 🙂


THanks for the giveaway! The cards are so adorable! I am a lover of snail mail and can’t help to be proud that I do it quite often. Yet one snail mail that would be nice to send would be to my roommate when I was in bible school in Australia 🙂

Jessica T.

I’ve been meaning to send some snail mail to my old college friend, Chelsea


I have been wanting to hand write some notes to friends who moved out of the city!

Nicole Andrick

I love getting snail mail and I also like sending them out. Those cards you have are so deliciously pretty. I’m always on the lookout for thank-you cards because I like sending them out to friends or even customers because I love that personal touch

sonya @ lil'soak + friends



Those cards are beautiful. I’ve been meaning to send a letter to my friend who lives across the country, and haven’t gotten around to it yet. Oops!

Julie @Savvy Eats

I have a blog friend I definitely owe a couple of letters and cards. Then there are some friends from afar who I would love to send some snail mail to rather than regular emails.


I’m constantly planning to send more cards – I’m terrible at it. I’d send one to my friend Beth who’s always so good at sending me cards that brighten my days!


I’ve been meaning to send a card to my best friend’s mom just to say hello.

Tina W.

Staying connected via snail mail {A contest! 🙂 }

Fanie Grégoire (@FanieGregoire)

What a great idea! Wish I had thought about it before, eheh! ^-^

As to who I want to send a card to? I’ve been wanting to send handwritten letters and/or cards to my 88 years old grandmother. She recently moved to a retired home, so I’m sure she would appreciate to get a little handwritten mail. Yep! That’s what I’ll do, this evening. 🙂


I’ve been really meaning to send a card to my aunt who moved out east. this would be the inspiration I need!

Jessie V
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