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"Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company."  ~Lord Byron

 
During this time of self-quarantine and social distance, we believe it's more important than ever to engage and get to know each other around the state. In order to assist our fellow Idahoans, we'd like to offer a new take on a time-treasured idea - the Pen Pal. It's wonderful to see the amazing things happening online around the country and the incredible talents people are sharing with each other on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and other outlets. But how about sitting down and taking the time to write a letter to someone you don't know? 
 
IHC can help! For many people, letter-writing is a bygone art. But, who doesn't love to receive a letter, postcard, drawing or poem in their mailbox? It is more important than ever for us to connect with each other, explore different people and regions, reflect on yourself, understand new cultures, discuss stress or ideas, explore personal histories, good books or favorite movies. 
 
If you are interested email Jennifer at the IHC at jennifer@idahohumanities.org. Give her your contact information and she'll correspond with another person's information. She'll even mail you a set of 6 stamps to help get you started!
 
We need human connectivity during these times and we can find our way forward together.  
 
From your friends at the Idaho Humanities Council