Sunday, September 3, 2017

The Friendly Neighborhood Journal is Coming to You!

So, I've been alluding to a Thing on Twitter for a really long time....
and it's finally here.

In collaboration with the amazing Aimee Meester, I present to you...

Do you like writing letters to people?
Do you like getting mail from frens who live in places you've never been before?
Are you friendly? I hope so.

Then you should definitely join our group of nice people writing nice things to each other.  The Friendly Neighborhood Journal is a lil journal that will be passed around the country (and likely the world), accumulating journal entries from many frens.

If you sign up, we'll put you on the route and someday in the next few months, the journal will arrive at your doorstep. You'll be able to read through what everyone before you has written, then contribute something of your own - art, poetry, encouragement...then you'll send it on to the next person! (Note: international people can definitely sign up, and we'll just make sure the person before you is okay with shipping internationally.)

me with #thefriendlyneighbhorhoodjournal

You can follow the journey through the Twitter hashtag, #thefriendlyneighborhoodjournal, and post your own picture with the journal when it gets to you.

One of the best things is that you have no idea who's gonna ship the journal to you. You might get it from a beautiful person you've never talked to before, or maybe it'll be your best friend from Twitter, and they'll have sent you a personal letter to and maybe a nice bookmark in the package.  It'd be so cool if you made some new writing frens or pen pals out of this as well. Feel free to mail extra stuff along with the journal for the next person!

Comment or email with any questions, and sign up soon, because there's always the possibility that this will be a Cool Thing and run out of space before you can say "duh-caroline-and-aimee-are-already-cool".  If you know someone who'd love this kind of thing, share this post with them and peer pressure encourage them to sign up!

I can't wait to see where this lil guy goes. :)

Much love,
Caroline (and Aimee) 💙


  1. Okay so THIS IS THE COOLEST SOUNDING THING OF EVER. I don't think my parents would approve of me giving out my address to someone I don't really know, so I won't be joining (though GOOD GRACIOUS does this sound like it'd be fun!), but I'll definitely be stalking the progress of #thefriendlyneighborhoodjournal. YOU AND AIMEE ARE EPIC HUMAN BEANS. Best of luck with this! <3 <3 <3

    ~ Savannah | Scattered Scribblings

      I totally understand. If you wanted, we could stick you in between two people doing it that you know well enough, if that would make a difference? Either way, STALK US XD <3

  2. This is so cool! Also, when's the last date I can sign up?

    1. Yay! We don't have an official date, but you probably have a while, unless it fills up before then. I think we're just going to let people keep adding their names in even after the journal has been shipped off to the first person, until there isn't any more space in it. We have almost 50 people already signed up, and I'm estimating the max is gonna be about 100??

  3. As with Savannah, my parents probably would probably be a bit nervous about me giving out my address. BUT I'll sign up and see how it goes. I'm sure we can work something out.

    Will you tend to take it around an area and then move it on? I guess what I'm trying to say is... I'm in Australia. Would you be putting all the Australians in a row to save on postage/time? Or would you sort the order of the list by something else, and ship it from USA-Australia-Britain-USA-Singapore-USA-Brasil-wherever?
    Jem Jones

    1. Okay, I signed up, and it said that "the journal will ship out in the order entries are received". Would it be possssible for the person before me to be someone I vaguely know? (If not... well, this is all about building new friendships, and I guess that involves a bit of trust!)

    2. Hey! So glad you signed up :)
      So yes, we are going to do that - put everyone in the same area in a row.

      And we can totally work with you on finding someone you know somewhat - do you have any ideas of who? :)