Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The $39 Experiment

Tom Locke decided to put a roll of stamps to interesting use and write to 100 companies asking for free stuff. His website documents everything he received, didn't receive and the hilarity in between the cracks.

Have you ever written to a company asking for free stuff? Maybe you should! I know I plan to now that I've read over his site. It never hurts to send a letter and in this case, you may actually get something other than just a letter in return.

What companies would you write to? I think I'll start a list based on his to begin with (the ones he had success with) and then tear apart the house to find my own product ideas.

Snail mail is a wonderful thing and I can't wait until he does it again with "Another $39 Experiment". The URL has been purchased and I'm just waiting for updates now.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Stationery for the Masses

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Massive Stationery Overload!

Today you lovelies get an overload of stationery! I've been busy working on various types of stationery for my wide range of readers.

If there's a kind of stationery you would like me to make for you guys, please leave comments to let me know. I'm happy when you guys are happy!

Monday, December 13, 2010

New Penpal Monday

Okay, here's the first installation of New Penpal Mondays and today we are featuring Felicia. Please read on to find out more about her so you can contact her and become her new penpal!

How long have you been penpalling for? 
I had my first pen pal at age 11, so I've been at it for half my life. 

What got you into penpalling? 
I love to get to know people and hear their stories and how life in a different country is different than mine. 

What are you looking for in a penpal? 
Someone who is funny and honest and open. 

Do you keep all your letters? 
Yes I do!

Where do you write your letters? 
Wherever I can. 

Do you collect anything via snail mail? 
I love Jip & Jannekke from Finland, so anything related to them is always appreciated. 

Are stamps important to you? 
Not really, but I do enjoy them. 

Name: Felicia
Age: 22
E-Mail: openupthesky42 [at] gmail [dot] com
Location: Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada
About You: I am in my final year of university, graduating in April. Coldplay is my happy music. I live for books. I am fantastic at Rock Band but I cannot play any instrument for real. Random things that I like: chai tea, anything purple, owls, flowers in my hair, baking, mail art, and movies. Write to me - I'm a lot of fun :)


Do you want a new penpal? Want to be featured on SMA's New Penpal Mondays? Well copy and paste the above information, fill in your own answers and send it to me, Jess via e-mail at:    eveoftheworld@gmail.com

Please title it: SMA Penpal Ad

Thank you!

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Do you love or hate Twitter? Well, I've found the snail mailers version of it, and it's called Dawdlr. At Twitter, you post online what you're doing right that moment. On Dawdlr, you send in a postcard that let's us all know: 

"what are you doing, you know, more generally?"

While many of you are familiar with Post Secret, Dawdlr takes a new stand on it. Check out their website, with frequent updates happening twice a year - their next update will be on May 21st in 2011, so mark your calendars! 

In the mean time, check out the current uploads to find out just what people are doing or thinking about generally. 

So grab a postcard from your stash (I know you have one!) and send it over to Dawdlr via snail mail, and come May - you'll see your postcard posted with your "general" update.


Please sign up for SMA's "New Penpal Mondays" by sending me an e-mail via: eveoftheworld@gmail.com   Learn more about it here.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Stationery and Reminders

Here you have a lined and an unlined version of a Christmas themed printable stationery sheet for the holiday season. Use it in good cheer! 


Is your letterbox a little light these days?
Wishing for a friend from whoknowswhere?

Well then, read on!

I want to implement something new here on SMA called New Penpal Mondays. Every Monday I will post a penpal ad from one of my lovely followers or readers. All you have to do is send me an e-mail at:   eveoftheworld@gmail.com with the following information:

About You:

Small itty bitty tiny print:
* You have to be over the age of 13
* You have to want SNAIL MAIL pals (that is the purpose of this blog, after all!)
* Your about me has to be longer than just one or two sentances
* There's no limit as to how long (but try and be reasonable please)

So, to sum up - Every Monday I will be posting ONE (1) penpal ad. This means YOU will be featured on my blog for one day (don't you feel special? lol) and may get a few e-mails in response.

Tell us about you! Do you swap? Write short or long letters? Love skydiving and urban exploring? Anything at all!

Again, send requests to:   eveoftheworld@gmail.com   

We need a first penpal for this upcoming Monday, so please message me so we can get you featured!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Stationery for the Masses

And today, lovelies I give you some "snail mail" inspired stationery. The top is unlined and the bottom is lined. Pick the one you like best and have at it! Let me know if you like this style and I can do more in various colours. 

Happy Friday everyone!


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