Allie and I have been working diligently this weekend to get Foodie Penpals up and running and we’re so excited to share the details with you.
Here’s how it’s gonna work:
-On the 1st of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact each other and get mailing addresses and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal! I realize it probably won’t take 2 weeks for you to get your goodies, but this will ensure we can have everyone publish their post on the same day.
-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you are to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month. *US Residents only please at this time- hopefully we can expand soon!*
So that’s the deal, friends. If you’re interested, email me at thelean[email protected] by August 15th. In the email please include:
-your full name
-your email address
-your blog name (if applicable)
The first penpal matches will be sent September 1st. Please only sign up if you truly intend to participate. We don’t want anyone to not receive a box!
Side note: If anyone likes designing buttons and wants to make one for foodie penpals, let me know!
Please help spread the word if you know of any other bloggers/readers that might be interested! The more the merrier 🙂
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Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers says
Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen says
As I said previously…I’m SO in. I love it.
The problem will be keeping my spending to $15. There are SO many fun local Texas goodies we get in the store…[sigh] I can do it. 🙂
Hannah Hawley says
I am with you on the $15 limit, only with Vermont items! We can do it though 🙂
Hannah Hawley says
I know I told Allie I was interested, but I want in! I emailed you my info!
Hi Lindsay, LOVE this idea. Once you expand to Canada, I’m in. Look forward to hearing what people ship to each other. Enjoy your Monday.
Autumn @ Good Eats Girl says
Fun, fun, fun! I’ll be shooting you an email!
Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons says
Oh gosh I am SO IN next round! I can’t take on pen pals with the moving shenanigans but I am so game once i’m settled!!! =) What a super fun idea!
Donna @ Life of a Happy Blonde says
What an amazing idea, once you expand to canada count me in!!!
Jessica Martin says
That is such a creative idea!
great idea, count me in too!
Melissa @ Will Work for Veggies says
This is such an awesome idea! Will you be doing this in September too? I won’t be able to participate in October or November, but December for sure! Keep us in the loop! 🙂
Hi Melissa….we’re gonna be doing this every month and we’d love to have your join us in December! Look for a post at the end of November and then send me your info at that time and i’ll add you to the list for the next month!
Hi there! What a great idea! I’d love to get in on the fun. 🙂 Let me know when/if I can sign up!
Love your website, and the idea of Foodie Penpals – if you ever have UK people interested in doing one of these, I’d be really keen.