Sunday, August 28, 2011

Pen Pals Wanted


The year was 1988. I was in 5th grade, and Big Bopper was the magazine of choice for us pre-teen girls. You remember it, right? Chock full of New Kids on the Block and Debbie Gibson pull-out posters and interviews. What changed my life though - and I appreciate most to this day - was the "Pen Pal" section in each issue. That magazine forever made an impact on my life, unbeknownst to me at the time.

Gone are the days of a personal, handwritten letter on Cabbage Patch Kids stationary, decorated with Lisa Frank stickers and signed with "LYLAS" and a few heart-dotted "i's"...

The year is 2011, and I am fortunate to know my pen pal (Cecilia from Orange County) for 23 years. She is one of my dearest friends. Our hand-written letters transformed to emails and phone calls and many visits over the years. Yet I still welcome the sincerity of snail mail.

Have you ever felt nostalgic for a pen pal? Crane & Co. celebrates the art of letter writing and indulges our own nostalgia. They are inviting fellow enthusiasts of classic correspondence to become their pen pals. Write them a letter, and they will write you one back. It’s that simple.

“Likewise, no Inbox subject line comes close to the feeling one gets when sifting through the days mail to find a personalized envelope. We’re smitten just thinking about it,” says Jessica Sick, Digital Marketing Manager for Crane & Co.

To sweeten the experience, every pen pal will be entered in a contest to win an assortment of Crane & Co. paper goodies.

Please send letters to:
Crane & Co. Pen Pals
44 West 28th Street, 8th Floor
NY, NY 10001

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