Pen Pal Day is June 1

June 1 is the nationally recognized day to celebrate pen pals. Nothing beats receiving a personal letter in the mail! Whether it is a life-long friend, soldier, family member, or someone you have never met, receiving a personal correspondence can brighten up your whole day. With some of the social distancing guidelines still in effect, now is the perfect time to put pen to paper, reach out, and become pen pals with a senior living resident, a veteran, a grandchild, a family member, an old friend or neighbor. Here are five reasons to write to your pen pal:

  1. Enjoy new friendships, or maintain old ones.
  2. Express creativity.
  3. Connectivity with those you cannot see in person.
  4. Opportunity to deepen your understanding of people from different walks of life.
  5. Creation of keepsakes and memories.

Have fun with colorful pens and stationery or go digital and connect via email and get writing today! Consider including drawings, doodles, and writing to your pen pal about personal life events, memories, and ideas.