I have another* mail-related question for my fellow postal enthusiasts.
When you send a letter to a pen pal, do you usually write long or short letters? Are you consistent? Do you have a preference for which type you receive?
I started to wonder about this when I heard about someone feeling disappointed when a pen pal responded to their long and lovingly-written letter with a short note.
For those of you who love mail art, do you hope to receive back mail art of equal quality? (Is there such a thing as low-quality mail art??) I will admit to feeling intimidated by the creativity of some fellow mail artists, but for me it's more about the joy of creating something and sending out into the world, thinking about all of the systems at work that help it reach its destination. And I'm always thrilled when someone decides to write back. Maybe I will get over that excitement, but I doubt it.
I'm curious to know what you think about this topic. Please share! :)
*Previous mail-related questions can be found here.