Saturday, July 9, 2011

Letter Mag

Once, not so long ago, there was a time when a free paper magazine was on the market. Unfortunerely, like all good things that are for free, eventually they simply cease to exist. Why? My best bet is that the management wasn't able to sustain the magazine due to financial reasons, since we are more than well aware of the fact that the interest for such media is huge.
The magazine that I have is issue 2 from 2007. Here is the cover:
As you can see, it is made by the Deutsche Post and was available for free for quite some time. The whole magazine is bilingual, which means that the articles are written in both German and English. It was a wonderful source of new ideas and topics to discuss. On the other hand, you could practice your German/English while learning about new things. The articles inside the issues were pretty diverse - there were of course some penpalling articles like "Tips for writing letters abroad":
 But also there were pretty diverse topics discussed in the issue that have little to do with penpalling or correspondence. For example, in this very same issue there is an article about the Climate change:
 and about Live Earth - Rock in the greenhouse:
 In conclusion, the magazine was pretty interesting in its topics and as well as the upside of being paper and free, delivered right to your doorstep. It could only get better than this, if the magazine actually made it through to nowadays. But you can't ask for everything, right?

29 comments:

  1. I've still got my copies of Letter Mag. Sadly, Deutsche Post don't sent it any more. I'm still a member and can find penpals from Germany at their website. But I miss the magazine.

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  2. Eunice, I only got one and a couple that a friend sent to me (digitalized). Is there any chance for you to snap photos/scan the magazine, so we can share it with others? I was thinking about doing that.
    Have you heard about the Letternet digital magazine? While writing this post I found out that they had one.

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  3. i love the lettermag magazine
    but sadly im not receiving it now :(

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  4. is there any semilar magazine to be sent by postal address ?

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  5. ITS VERY CUTE MAGAZINE SADLY I AM NOT RECEIVING IT NOW TOO;;;;;i miss u so mutch my lettre mag_mag
    big kiss to who made you:0)

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  6. Lettermag magazine is the best magazine I have ever read.............Tehani

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  7. I like lettermag, but since 6 years I don't receive magazine from lettermag I don't know why,

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  8. I COULD RECEIVE LETTER MAGS AS I WAS IN MY HIGH SCHOOL AND THEY WERE SO INTERESTING.BUT NOW I LOST THEIR CONTACTS SINCE I JOINED MY UNIVERSITY BECAUSE THEY 0NLY HAD MY HIGH SCHOOL ADDRESS.THIS HAS BEEN A BIG PROBLEM TO ME BECAUSE I MISS MY FRIENDS SO VERY MUCH.ANY WAY I HAVE RENEWED MY ACCOUNT AND I NOW HAVE MY NEW UNIVERSITY CONTACT ADDRESS AS brianmuhindo@rocketmail.com

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  9. it would be gooood if it start to sent again...
    Now i am in South Korea about a year... when i was in my home (Uzbekistan) i often read and looked through my letter magazine and my friend's letters,,, :-(
    after that financial reasons of the company (letter mag) i lost my friends.. it's soooo bad...
    hey guys let's contact and be friend,let's exchange our interest and our tradition & cultures...
    so. u can find me the link : https://www.facebook.com/muhammadali.ismatov?ref=tn_tnmn

    Thank you Letter mag for being good memorise... we will not forget you !!!

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  10. i like letter mag. please send me it to my postal address

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  11. I WONT TO HAV PENPAL FROM LETTERMAG MAGASINE NEWSLETTER. I LIKE IT SO MUCH.PLEASE ALL,HELP ME TO HAVE PENPAL FROM DEUSCHTLAND,NEWZELAND,AUSTRALIA,NORVEGE,DENEMARK, CANADA.THANKS YOU EVERY BODY.I MISS YOU ALL.

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  12. i am algerian people my name is imane please send me it

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  13. I love lettermag.please send me lettermag english magazine to my postal addres.my address is - madushani wanninayaka,
    "priya thilina",
    ibulgodayagama,
    balalla,
    sri lanka.

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  14. I like lettermag, but since 6 years I don't receive magazine from lettermag I don't know why,

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  15. I like lettermag, but since 6 years I don't receive magazine from lettermag I don't know why,

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  16. I appreciate lettermag I regularly received the magazine , but for reasons of change of country I no longer receives magazine please help me to still have this magazine

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  17. Hello I Munir state of Algeria I want to get a postcard title is Laghouat Province cite04 900 LOGETS BT A14 No door 04

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  18. Hello I Munir state of Algeria I want to get a postcard title is Laghouat Province cite04 900 LOGETS BT A14 No door 04

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  19. I have not received magazines now :(

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  20. Hello,am Tunu from Tanzania,its been 10years since the last time i received your english magazine.
    I would like to contact my pen friends,please check me through kisongoya41@gmail.com

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  21. Indeed gone are the days,when you would keep your fingers crossed for a lettermag each month, with plenty of features and pen pals,i really miss it.

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  22. give me a pen pal magazines..
    my address is -81700 nidan uyana udukawa denipitiya
    mathara
    sri lanka

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  23. Dear Sir/ Madam,

    I would like to join with Letter Mag team. please give your kind attention & send me a lettermag. My address is given bilow.

    W. A. Heshara Punsandali
    2346/7
    Moraketiya
    Embilipitiya.

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  24. i lost touch with muy panpal. can i please get another or u re cect me. my email is kamusiimebruce12@gmail.com

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  25. I miss the lettermag, I last got t wen I was I form 1(high school) the December issue, so was going through ma staff dats wen I saw t.

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