Updated: Nov 6, 2020
By Milly Williams.
Did you ever have a Pen Pal? Or remember when receiving a personal letter from a friend gave you a thrill and couldn't wait to open and read!!
Many associate writing letters to be a past time for an older generation, however, during lockdown, there has been a surge in calls for communication, especially with those who may be more at risk.
Pen palling is a great way to communicate, build relationships and can be done through many methods; whether it is digital, or good old pen and paper.
You can connect with communities and people that you may never would have crossed paths with otherwise. Creativity can also come with writing expression, sharing stories and even decorating letters, which can help in many other ways because it can reintroduce you to the beauty of writing for pleasure.
This is something that I have not had for a while as a student, but I found through Pen palling I have been able to expand my own personal description and vocabulary again!