One of the things I miss most about our pre-internet days is the art of letter writing. There used to be nothing more exciting to me than coming home to find a letter waiting for me from a close friend. Sure, I still receive the occasional postcard if one of my loved ones happens to be traveling, but receiving a handwritten letter by post is something very rare in this day and age. An email just doesn’t hold the same kind of excitement that a tangible letter does, which is why I was so excited when I found about a new project that Leslie and Em have been working on putting together. It’s called the International Geek Girls Pen Pal Club and it pairs geek girls from around the world with one another to delve back into the world of physical post. The girls encourage you to express your geeky interests within your letter writing by “adding a little Doctor Who decoupage, throwing on some Pokemon stickers or doing a little Star Wars doodle.”
All you have to do to join the International Geek Girl Pen Pals Club is fill out the form on their website sometime before April 1st when signup closes. The girls will then pair you up with another girl who is close in age range, does not live near you, and shares in your common geeky interests. I am so excited to jump back into handwritten correspondence and make some new friends along the way! The girls are constantly tweeting about ideas for the club, and you can find even more information about it by tracking their official hashtag #IGGPPC. So, sign up before it’s too late, and who knows, maybe we’ll end up being pen pals!