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.

74 comments | Click here to reply

i moved countries a couple of months ago so it would be great to send to my friends and family back home. specially my grandmother who doesn’t have a computer!

sara (sushi lover)

Nice and sweet cards to stay in touch, with sent well via @papernstitch

Sara Torregrosa (@sasatorregrosa)

I usually send letters with a friend I made at school, many years ago, in a pen pal program. With Facebook and email we write less in a traditional way, but we try from time to time to send us a letter. Also, a few good friends moved away, now living abroad, and I want to give them a surprise with a letter or a card. So, this pack would help a lot!!!


Staying connected via snail mail

Brett Torrey Haynes (@IAMTHELAB)

I need to send a card to one of my friends in new York who is 96 years old.


We lovel snail mail here at the Collective – and we think you’ll like this giveaway from @papernstitch

Creative Collective (@CreateCollectiv)

I really need to send to some snail mail as a big thank you to the wonderful blog friends I’ve made. They have helped me so much!


Love this mail concept – and there’s a giveaway via @papernstitch

Kellie // 74LimeLane (@74LimeLane)

I recently moved country away from my best friends and I have been sending them all a letter a month. These would be perfect for the job! 🙂


I have been loving snail mail lately. I’m participating in the handwritten 2012 project over at and have a new penpal from SF, its been super fuN! Random question – I have those same Kikkerland pens (great minds think alike), but the ink inserts in mind keep going bogus on me. Have you had the same problem??


RT @papernstitch: writing snail mail giveaway going on + some photographs by yours truly

Sarah Slee (@bobbinbloggin)

I have been meaning to send a lovely card and note to my BFF Kimberly. I love snail mail.


I would love to send one of your pretty notes to a friend of mine in England, it would be a total surprise!


RT @papernstitch: writing snail mail giveaway going on + some photographs by yours truly

(@eightymillion) (@eightymillion)

Those are amazing! I need to write some snail mail to my dad. He is a few states away and retired last year. He is filling his days in all kinds of slow-living ways and I would love to start the habit or writing REAL LETTERS to each other.


Such a great giveaway! –> Staying connected via snail mail

Estrella Azul (@EstrellaAzul)

These are so pretty! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

I’m writing letters every month, to friends and also to strangers (, so winning some lovely cards would make my day!

Estrella Azul

snail mail. any day. every day. like pleases and thanks yous!


Cool card giveaway on @papernstitch!

Inward Facing Girl (@melaniebiehle)

These are awesome! I’d love to send one to my friend who lives in Austin.

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