What is Spoonie Post?

#SpooniePost is a snail mail project to cheer up, encourage and support fellow chronically ill people. It can be lonely and isolating as a Spoonie, so receiving a letter or postcard knowing that someone else has taken time out of their day and thought about you seemed like an awesome idea. It brings a little piece of happiness to somebody else. 

How does it work?

The aim of #SpooniePost is to contact, cheer up and support as many Spoonies as possible through snail mail. Ideally, participants will send and receive mail from a different Spoonie each month. #SpooniePost is not a Pen Pal project but a way of sending a smile through the post to someone different each month.

All you have to do is email spooniepost@hotmail.com to highlight your interest in the project. State your name, address, Twitter handle and whether you would be willing to mail your letters internationally - remember international postage fees.

You can send a postcard or a letter. You can write as much or as little as you like; a simple 'I hope you're having a good day. Thinking of you,' is more than enough. However, if you prefer to write a five page letter, be my guest. There will also be a theme each month for those of you struggling on what to write to your recipient. You can use the theme or not, it is completely up to you.


Send your name, address, Twitter handle and whether you would be willing to post internationally to spooniepost@hotmail.com

If there is a specific Spoonie you do not wish to correspond with, let me know immediately. None of this information will be passed on.

You must be part of the Twitter community and follow @SpooniePost 

When you receive an address, please send snail mail within three weeks.

When you send mail, sign it with your nameTwitter handle and write SPOONIE POST on the outside of the envelope.

Please be aware that your recipient may have allergies/sensitivities so if you are sending a gift take that into consideration. 

Unless you have mutually decided that you will become Pen Pals with the Spoonie you correspond with, delete their address. 

If you decide to become Pen Pals with a particular Spoonie, email #SpooniePost to inform me of your further correspondence as this is no longer part of the #SpooniePost project. 

Once you have sent and received mail from a Spoonie any further correspondence is your responsibility and not part of the project.

You will be sent one address when you first sign up, and another address one month after, if you decide to continue participating in the project.

When you post your snail mail, tweet @SpooniePost letting me know that #SpooniePost is on its way.

If you receive a #SpooniePost tweet a picture or a thank you, tagging the sender and @SpooniePost 

Make sure you pay the correct postage so your recipient receives their mail.

You can remove yourself from the database at any time, drop me an email. 

Technical Bits

I've recently completed a course on Data Protection and as #SpooniePost is a non-profit organisation (it's hardly an organisation) my responsibility is to keep all the information participants send to me safe. If at any time you no longer want to send/receive #SpooniePost, email me and I will remove all of your information from the database.

I am not accountable for any misuse of information by a participant of the project. I will only give out addresses to Spoonies that are active in the Twitter community.

Obviously, all postage and stationery fees are to be paid by the sender. 

By agreeing to participate in #SpooniePost you are agreeing to its rules and regulations.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Email: spooniepost@hotmail.com

Twitter: @SpooniePost

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