Pen pal

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Pen pals (or penpals, pen-pals, penfriends or pen friends) are people who regularly write to each other, particularly via postal mail.wikipedia
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Big Blue Marble

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In the 1970s, the syndicated children's television program Big Blue Marble often invited viewers to write to them for their own pen pal.
In addition there was a weekly segment in which a singing globe "Bluey" invited viewers to write letters to the show, often requests for pen pals.

Friendship book

Pen pals also make and pass around friendship books, slams and crams.

Peanuts

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In the Peanuts comic strip from the 1960s and 1970s, Charlie Brown tries to write to a pen pal using a fountain pen, but after several literally "botched" attempts, Charlie switches to using a pencil and referring to his penpal as his "pencil-pal"; his first letter to his "pencil-pal" explains the reason for the name change.
Others were not imaginary, such as the Little Red-Haired Girl (Charlie Brown's perennial dream girl who finally appeared in 1998, but only in silhouette), Joe Shlabotnik (Charlie Brown's baseball hero), World War II (the vicious cat who lives next door to Snoopy—not to be confused with Frieda's cat, Faron), and Charlie Brown's unnamed pen pal, known as his "pencil-pal" after Charlie Brown fails to master the fountain pen.

A Cinderella Story

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The film A Cinderella Story (2004) is a teen romantic comedy about two people in a pen pal email courtship who plan to meet in person at their high school's Halloween dance.
A modernization of the classic Cinderella folklore, the film's plot revolves around two Internet pen pals who plan to meet in person at their high school's Halloween dance.

Out of Reach (film)

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The action-drama film Out of Reach (2004) is about a pen pal relationship between a Vietnam War veteran and a 13-year-old orphaned girl from Poland.
Vietnam veteran and retired CSA agent William Lansing works on a wildlife refuge in Northern Alaska, and has been exchanging letters in a pen-pal relationship with Irena Morawska, a 13-year-old orphaned girl in Warsaw, Poland that he's helping out financially.

Mary and Max

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The claymation film Mary and Max (2009) is about the pen pal relationship between an American man and an Australian girl.
She randomly chooses Max Jerry Horowitz's name from the phone book and writes him a letter telling him about herself, sending it off in the hope that he will become her pen pal.

Foreign language

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A pen pal relationship is often used to practice reading and writing in a foreign language, to improve literacy, to learn more about other countries and life-styles, and to make friendships.

Literacy

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A pen pal relationship is often used to practice reading and writing in a foreign language, to improve literacy, to learn more about other countries and life-styles, and to make friendships.

Postcard

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Using postal mail, it is possible to trade coupons, swap slips, postcards, stamps and anything else light and flat enough to fit inside an envelope, often called "tuck-ins".

Postage stamp

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Using postal mail, it is possible to trade coupons, swap slips, postcards, stamps and anything else light and flat enough to fit inside an envelope, often called "tuck-ins".

Mail

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Using postal mail, it is possible to trade coupons, swap slips, postcards, stamps and anything else light and flat enough to fit inside an envelope, often called "tuck-ins". Pen pals (or penpals, pen-pals, penfriends or pen friends) are people who regularly write to each other, particularly via postal mail.

Prisoner

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These sites allow prisoners to place pen pal ads online; however, inmates in the United States and most of the world are not permitted to access the Internet.

Geraldine Brooks (writer)

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The Australian author Geraldine Brooks wrote a memoir entitled Foreign Correspondence (1997), about her childhood which was enriched by her exchanges of letters with other children in Australia and overseas, and her travels as an adult in search of the people they had become.

Pee-wee's Playhouse

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On another children's TV show, Pee-wee's Playhouse, Pee-wee Herman would often receive pen pal letters.

Pee-wee Herman

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On another children's TV show, Pee-wee's Playhouse, Pee-wee Herman would often receive pen pal letters.

1964 New York World's Fair

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At the 1964/1965 World's Fair in New York, the Parker Pen pavilion provided a computer pen pal matching service; Parker Pen officially terminated the service in 1967.

Parker Pen Company

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At the 1964/1965 World's Fair in New York, the Parker Pen pavilion provided a computer pen pal matching service; Parker Pen officially terminated the service in 1967.

Bollywood

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The Bollywood film Romance (1983) is about two people, Amar (from India) and Sonia (from the UK) who fall in love after becoming pen pals.

Romance (1983 film)

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The Bollywood film Romance (1983) is about two people, Amar (from India) and Sonia (from the UK) who fall in love after becoming pen pals.

Sirf Tum

The Bollywood film Sirf Tum (1999) has a similar storyline.

You've Got Mail

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The film You've Got Mail (1998) is a romantic comedy about two people in a pen pal email courtship who are unaware that they are also business rivals.

Clay animation

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The claymation film Mary and Max (2009) is about the pen pal relationship between an American man and an Australian girl.

Penpal (novel)

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The plot of the novel Penpal (2012) takes a dark twist to this innocent idea; the protagonist is stalked ever since sending his letter.

Jetty Rae

The musical album Gold (2015) is a collaboration between musicians Jetty Rae and Heath McNease under the moniker "Pen Pals".