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50 Things to Send Your Pen Pal

I love a good list, don’t you? This ultimate list of 50 things to send your pen pal should never fail you. You will have endless ideas to choose from! I know when I first started pen paling, I struggled a bit with thinking of some cute things to add in besides the letter itself.  This post will help you so you don’t struggle like I did. 

There are all manner of things you can send, goodies, ephemera, stickers, artist trading cards, small jewelry, candy, tea and more. This is a list of flat things that will fit in an envelope so you don’t spend so much on postage. Without further ado, check out the whole list below.

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50 Things to Send


  • Paper Ephemera (little paper bits and bobs)
  • Memo Pads/Cute Post-it Notes
  • Stickers 
  • Postcards
  • Washi Tape Samples
  • Stationery Paper
  • Homemade Envelopes
  • Vintage Postage Stamps
  • Fun Paperclips
  • Cute Twine/Ribbon
  • Scrapbook Paper
things to send your pen pal

Homemade Things

  • Origami
  • Homemade Bookmark
  • Handmade Paper
  • Stamp Samples
  • A Drawing or Artwork
  • Artist Trading Cards (ATCs)
  • Embroidery
  • Cross Stitch
  • Pressed Flowers/Leaves
  • Friendship Bracelet
  • Mail Tag
things to send your pen pal
things to send your pen pal

More Papery Things

  • Q & A Sheet
  • This or That Sheet
  • Poems
  • Maps
  • Leaflets/Brochures from Local Attractions
  • Your Favorite Recipes
  • Magazine Articles
  • Newspaper Clippings
  • Ticket Stubs
  • Book List
  • Movie List
  • Playlist
  • Your Favorite Quotes
  • A Comic Strip
  • Photos
  • Journal Prompts
  • Puzzles
  • Sheet Music
things to send your pen pal

More Goodies

  • Flat Candy
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Tea Bags
  • Small Jewelry
  • Chocolate Bar
  • Keychain
  • Chewing Gum
  • Seed Packet
  • Face Mask
  • Cosmetic Samples
things to send your pen pal
things to send your pen pal

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That’s it for things to send your pen pal. Look out for more pen pal posts to come! In the meantime, check out my Fandom Mail Art and Why to Pen Pal posts too for my pictures and inspiration!

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