Did you have a penpal back in de days? I had! In Russia and in the USA. We send eachother presents like chocolat, stickers, matroskas and self recorded tapes (I still remember this song; Toy Soldiers!!). I still love the idea of writing letters, sending them as well as receiving them or even a small postcard. But because of e-mail unfortunatly our mailbox contains seldom a handwritten envelop.
This brought two people to the idea of writing personal handwritten letters to people all over the world. Starting with all 467 members of their home town! The goal was to initiate discussions among neighbours and to promote curiosity. It’s an art work consistsing solely of the discussion between the recipients about what on Earth these letters are, who sent them and why, etc.
Some of them are true pieces of art and not one is the same. Check out the whole project at their blog; Mysterious letters.