Let Me Introduce Myself ...
Usually, I ask people to write me first. But on this occasion, I requested a Pen Pal from Japan, so I am doing the honors. I decided (since I know absolutely nothing about Yurika) to do a little intro about myself. So, this is how I designed my "Intro Sheet". I included, date, time, weather , temperatures, what I was listening to on the radio, a few fun facts about living in Japan, and about where I live now. If you noticed, I included that I, indeed, did reach the summit of Mt. Fuji at the spry age of 11! Whoo hoo! Ha, ha....there is such a FUNNY story about that whole adventure! My sisters, and my mom and I have so much fun remembering our experience, we usually laugh till we cry!
What followed this was a rather lengthy letter. For , you see, I have no problem at all with filling up pages and pages of delightful chatter.
I would have liked to have sent her a flip book, but then that would constitute a "package". I already had one package go out to England earlier this month, so I really couldn't. I think it cost me about $12 or $13 to send a flip book...so one must be sparing, other wise it is cost prohibitive. However, if you keep your letter to less than 1/4 inch thick, then it can go letter rate, which is 1 of the above postal stamps you see on my envelope. But because (as I usually do) I pushed the limits a bit, by adding tea, and other paper ephemera, I put another $1.15 on the envelope.
What about you? Do you have very many international pen pals? If so, do you keep it to strictly a 1 oz. letter or do you splurge? Postcrossing is a great way to receive international mail, by just sending post cards through the mail. A Postcard also takes 1 $1.15 stamp.