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penpals in the forces free to send "email" letters to cheer them up
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Old 12-09-2006, 7:14 PM
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Thumbs up penpals in the forces free to send "email" letters to cheer them up

hi, after reading a letter in dear diedre that really pulled on my heart strings i decided to write to penpals in the forces/soldiers/etc.
anyway got an email back from the sun and you can do it all online dont even need to post the letter you just type it and send it through a website, called e-blueys
so if anyone has a spare ten mins and wants to brightne up the day of someone far away and feeling fed up, PM me and ill send you the list of people who wana penpal and how to do it, its really easy and its FREE

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Old 12-09-2006, 7:18 PM
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Have you a link please? I've googled but can't find one.
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Speaking as someone "in the trade" all messages are always gratefully received.

Go to https://www.superletter.com/bfpo/BulletinBoardView.cfm for the bulletin board to post general support.

E-Blueys to a specific individual can be sent from http://www.bfpo.mod.uk/ebluey_home.htm
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Old 12-09-2006, 7:25 PM
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https://www.ebluey.com/bfpo/login.cf...5a3b5178137079

i got a list of ppl who want a penpal and can Pm it, i duno if i can post if publicly on here?

ive writen to about ten of the names on the list but wanted to encourage others to
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Old 12-09-2006, 7:26 PM
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Please don't post the names!
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Old 12-09-2006, 7:26 PM
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LOL no i know! thats why i said Pm me, i can do that cant i?
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Old 12-09-2006, 8:07 PM
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graet stuff lots of you pming me keep it coming and tell a friend, its my good deed for the day!
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this is a really good thing my husband is in the forces and i know some of the guys dont get any letters or anyhting when they are out there. its really sad to hear when they have gone four months with nothing especially over christmas. seriously if you have a spare 10 minutes i know most of them would really appreciate it they work so hard it really picks them up when they get something in the mail.
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Old 12-09-2006, 8:33 PM
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What a fantastic idea, i'm definatley interested!!
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Old 12-09-2006, 8:55 PM
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Ive Pm'ed you

Now this may sound like a silly question but how do I write the first letter? Ive never had a pen pal before and dont really know what to say :confused:

Is there anywhere I can write using snail mail?
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Old 12-09-2006, 8:59 PM
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yes ill send you the snail mail info, if any1 else wants that pm me, i just thought emailing might appeal to more ppl, i think you do get letters rather than emails, they get printed out somewhere but it just saves you going to post office for bluey envelope.

i just wrote a few paragraphs, felt a bit daft too ive never had a ppal beofre either, i wote a bit about me and my OH and what i do etc and jut aksed them to write back and id keep in touch kind of thing!

will try to send it again
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Old 12-09-2006, 9:00 PM
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omg im with KizzyK, what on earth do you write?
i definately have 10/20 minutes spare but i really wouldnt know what to say!
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just write anything at all. tell them about yourself and what you do and ask them about themselves. christmas is definatly a good time to write as well as you can wish them merry christmas some of them seem to get forgatten aabout at that time cos they arent here. my husband was away the other christmas and it was suprising how many didnt et a card or parcel from back home.
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Old 12-09-2006, 9:11 PM
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What a fantastic idea ,i would love to be able to brighten someones day just by writing an email.
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Old 12-09-2006, 10:48 PM
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i have pmd every1 who has pmd me,, you email the letter and it gets printed off somewhere and then posted so really all it takes from u is the same as an email xx
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for snail mail just wrie the letter and post it! doh wasnt finking ealrier have had so many replies well done every1 x
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Old 12-09-2006, 11:24 PM
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thanks for that, i send emails to sick kids via www.postpals.co.uk but would be nice to be able to speak like an adult!
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Old 12-09-2006, 11:44 PM
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Hi Emma, I sent you a PM but it seems your mailbox is full.
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Just to let everyone know, the e-blueys are printed in theatre and sealed in an envelope that is part of the paper (hope this makes sense). Often there are are problems with the printers in certain areas (you can check on the website for this) but on those occasions the e-blueys are printed elsewhere and just put in the psot.
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hi, just pmed you (hope it arrived ok?) to aks for someones details.
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