Making friends as an adult is hard. Making friends as an adult during a worldwide pandemic is even harder. As a result, some writers are starting to build relationships a la famous authors of yore – Emily Dickinson, Jane Austen – by writing old-fashioned letters delivered via snail mail. But while you could dash off missives on that sad spiral-bound notebook like you’re passing notes in eighth-grade algebra, we think we can all agree it’s more fun to receive proper messages on proper paper. Brighten your new pen pal relationship with these writerly stationery sets, postcards, and more (and click the image below to start the show).