Pick a Pen Pal: Suggestions For Your #GouletThanksgiveaway2017 Letter Recipient

Fountain pen and stationery

Are you still trying to think of the perfect person with whom to share an expression of gratitude, but find yourself at a loss? Fret not, we’re here to share some of our favorite ideas with you! The spirit of Thanksgiveaway is rooted in our company value of “Express Gratitude” and there is always something to be grateful for in every day. Whether it’s someone near and dear or someone you’ve never met, you can have the opportunity to brighten up a person’s day just with the penning of a few words. Check out our suggestions below to see some great ideas of people who would love to receive some correspondences from you, as well as some ideas of what to write.

Letter of gratitude written in fountain pen ink

  • Parents or Family Members: Mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, cousins, aunts, uncles, siblings, scribble out a note to one of your loved ones and let them know why you’re thankful to have them in your life.
  • Teachers or coaches, past and present: Teachers and coaches can have a strong impact on the life of a child they touched. Drop a line to a former educator and let them know how you’re doing or send them some thanks for being a part of your childhood.
  • Co-workers or Bosses: We spend a great deal of the week together in the office with our co-workers. Shower your work bestie with some love or thank your boss for the gift of good leadership with a nice letter of appreciation.
  • Local Nursing Homes or Hospitals: The holidays can be a lonely time for those missing the festivities due to illness or residing in a nursing home away from family. Sprinkle some sunshine on their day by making a card or writing an encouraging note to spread some holiday cheer.
  • Fire Stations, Police Departments, Paramedics, and other First Responders: First Responders have a very tough task to keep us safe all year round. Share your appreciation for their diligence with a note of thanksgiving.
  • Members of the Armed Forces: The brave men and women that serve our country in the armed forces, both stateside and abroad, deserve a token of our gratitude. Thank them for their service and let them know they’re in your thoughts with a nice note. Organizations like Operation Gratitude and A Million Thanks will take your letter and put it in the hands of a service person during the holidays.
  • An Anonymous Pen Pal: There are many organizations, such as More Love Letters, that have made it their mission to spread love and joy to those in need. Use your positive thoughts of thanksgiving for good and write an encouraging note to an anonymous pen pal.

No matter who you choose to write to, you are sure to brighten someone’s day with a note of appreciation. Receiving a handwritten note can have a magical effect. Don’t miss your chance to spread a bit of that magic this holiday season.

For all the details on our Thanksgiveaway contest, including steps on how to enter and what fountain pens we’re giving away, check out this blog post for more information. The contest is open until November 21st, 2017 so there’s still plenty of time to write a letter and enter!

Who are you going to write to for your Thanksgiveaway entry?

Write on,
The Goulet Pen Company  Team

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2017-11-15T14:38:47+00:00 November 7th, 2017|A Goulet Life, Contests & Giveaways|12 Comments
  • Mark Wutka

    Is that Monteverde Mercury Noir in the image above?

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      That is a Thanksgiveaway entry from a past year. I am not sure what the ink is. I’m sorry. Diamine Syrah is really close though, if I had to guess, that would be the ink I would guess it is.

  • David L.

    I was going to make something for the family, but I now think that in addition to that, I should send something to the nursing homes. I know how lonely it can be there from the many times I have visited. I’m sure that they would love to receive something of this nature.

    Also, when do you think the Honey Amber Monzas and Rhodia #16 Dotpad will be back in stock? Thank you!

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      That’s a great idea, David. My mom worked as a nursing home activities director for 15 years when I was growing up and I know firsthand how thrilled the residents are to receive notes and such. The local schools used to have the young children draw pictures to give them and come over and sing a special little program for the seniors. It was a very special day.

      We are expecting shipments of both Rhodia and Monteverde prior to Thanksgiving sometime.

      • David L.

        Thank you, Lydia! I keep checking back throughout the day because I don’t want to miss them. 🙂

  • Tom Johnson

    I’m doing something different this year, and will be thanking the people who supported me over my 40+ career in my many successful projects and helped make my career one to be most thankful for. Many times the people who are in the front lines working on projects don’t get the recognition they deserve for the inventions, process & product developments, and important problem solving. Unfortunately I cannot reach most of these people after so much time has passed.
    And the person who submitted the example above has fantastic penmanship.

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      That’s a wonderful idea, Tom! How thoughtful of you to remember those folks and take time to recognize them.

      I will tell Sarah to let Bon know of your adoration 😉 He’s a good kitty.

  • Kathy

    I have two great friends who have had traumatic years, so I know they are on my Thanksgiveaway list. Thanks for publishing the info on how to get letters to our military members. I’m adding these as well. As with daughter of a WWII vet, who was overseas when my brother was born, and the sister of a that baby boy who grew up to be a Marine, these folks have a special place in my heart.

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      So thoughtful, Kathy! I’m sure your friends will appreciate your kindness and caring. I’m sure our men and women in uniform will appreciate your efforts as well. It is so important to keep their spirits up during this time of year when they are away from loved ones.

  • Angel

    These are all great ideas!! Hand-written letters are so meaningful, and becoming more rare. I’m making Thanksgiving Cards for two of my children who are overseas and won’t be home for Thanksgiving – my oldest is teaching English in S. Korea and my son is serving in Turkey. They’ll both be home for Christmas, so I’m thankful our whole family will be together then!

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      Bet you’re REALLY counting down the days till Christmas! Safe travels home to them both.

      • Angel

        Definitely!!! Thank you! 🙂