What are Pocket Letters?


I created Pocket Letters™ as a new way to send letters to your new or existing penpals. Basically, you fill all the pockets of a 9 Pocket Trading Card Protector and send the whole page to someone who wants to swap with you. This can be a one-time exchange or you can keep exchanging Pocket Letters or pocket mail indefinitely. You fill the pockets with anything you like (stickers, tea bags, a note, washi tape samples, pictures, etc.) A short note or letter is included and tucked into one of the pockets. Then the Pocket Letter is folded up and sent in a standard 10 size envelope. It's the perfect way to send and collect letters from other Pocket Letter Pals (ie people who are sending mail in this format) around the world and a convenient way to store them. They fit perfectly in a binder!

You can find Pocket Letter® inserts (currently sold out) in the official Pocket Letters® shop or you can buy standard trading card inserts, here.



Watch my informational video for an overview and explanation of this new style of sending snail mail and the story behind how I created Pocket Letters™ and Pocket Letter Pals™:




HOW DO I GET STARTED?


First and foremost! GRAB YOUR FREE POCKET LETTERS® checklist so you don't miss a single step!  Then find a Pocket Letter Pal on my Pocket Letter Pals™ network. Try it for free for 7 days! Once you've signed up you can create a profile, join groups, and connect with others who want to swap pocket mail. Once you find someone to swap with, then work out the details about who will write first, deadlines, general info, preferences, etc. After you've arranged your swaps, then purchase your supplies (suggested shopping list below!) and start filling your pockets with goodness!

Of course there are other places to find swap pals! You can join the official Pocket Letter Pals Facebook group. Or there are plenty of free snail mail groups to join too. If you're on Instagram, create a post and tag it with #pocketletterpalswanted. Search the tag and send a comment or DM to anyone else who may be looking for a penpal. The best place to start is with your family and friends! Show them how to make a fancy, creative letter, and do a little swap! Also there are lots of penpal websites you can join for free.  Just google:)

Here is a basic video about how to make your own Pocket Letters™. It includes tips, tricks, and inspiration!



Still confused about what Pocket Letters are? Or have more questions? Click here to read Pocket Letter FAQs


This snail mail revolution I've kicked off is truly exciting and I'm looking forward to seeing everything you create. Please share your creations with me by tagging me in your posts on any social media shares. I'd LOVE to see what you come up with. Ultimately, just think of Pocket Letters as a collection of scrapbooked letters made with love and being sent and exchanged around the world.






Here's some suggested Pocket Letter supplies to help you get started:

 Stapler/Tiny Attacher 
 Cardstock cut to 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches (cut with paper trimmer
 Adhesive (I recommend Scotch Adhesive and Thermoweb red liner tape
 Embellishments (sequins, ephemera, die cuts, etc.) 
 Scissors and or Paper Trimmer (This is what I have.) 
 Twine or Embroidery Floss 
 Envelopes (Size 10 or 6x9) 
Glue Gun & Glue Sticks 
Binder  to store your incoming mail/collection 
 Paper clips  
 Goodies to include (tea bags, stickers, sticky notes, etc.) 


Updated May 2020



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