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With Letter Llama you can make friends even while you are feeling less confident socially and that is what I wanted to create

New UK Website to Beat the Blues

Letter Llama ( is a brand new website set up as a secure environment where people all over the UK can make new friends with similar interests and write/receive proper letters on virtual notepaper. It is the result of beating depression, wanting to help others and a love of receiving letters.

When? launches on 13th January, 2009


There are two main reasons why I decided to set up this website and most people can relate to at least one of them especially with all of the doom and gloom we are bombarded with at the moment!

The first is simply that I was fed up of opening my inbox every morning to find only a mixture of spam, online bills and 1 line emails such as “Hi. You all right? We’ve got colds. Flat out at work!” Then the real post would arrive and I would spend 10 minutes opening junk mail and bills. What happened to letter writing? When you write or receive a letter, you really get to know someone and build up a mutual friendship and understanding based on what you share in your letters. It doesn’t matter if they are from the next town or the other end of the country. This is why Letter Llama combines proper letter writing on your chosen “virtual” notepaper with the speed and convenience of email. Unlike some other social networking sites, you don’t need a group of friends who are also registered to make full use of the site – fill in your profile of interests on registration and choose a selection of people with similar interests from the list of contacts the website provides for you. (Different levels of subscription apply.)

The second is a more personal story which seems increasingly relevant to others with every news bulletin I see. For me, several different events and situations conspired to leave me without any meaningful contact with friends and work colleagues.

To cut a very long story short:

- I moved 400 miles away
- I became practically housebound for 18 months through illness
- I got a job involving a lot of travelling and working at home
- I got divorced and became a single mother
- My mother passed away (as the only family member remaining)
- I suffered a severe depressible illness and had to resign

I was very lucky and had an amazingly supportive GP and while I was recovering I began to think about my situation and whether I should return to the same job. I realised that what had happened to me could happen to anyone, however successful, especially in difficult economic times. I wanted to create a way other people in these situations could build on positive experiences making new friends online through letters. Finding positives you can talk and think about is the way forward, no matter how deep you may have to dig to find them at the beginning. I vividly remember seeing a newspaper article on a waiting room table about how to be happy. The first recommendation was to have regular contact with friends. With Letter Llama you can make friends even while you are feeling less confident socially and that is what I wanted to create.

The pricing of Letter Llama subscriptions is deliberately low, because I believe strongly that it should be accessible to all and our profits should come from volume of subscriptions rather than a high price. ( £10 buys a 12 month subscription and the choice of 10 contacts, £20 buys a 12 month subscription and unlimited contacts) A gift subscription will also be available soon with a gift certificate and a llama in a box to deliver to your friend or relative.


Notes to Editors:

Issued by Letter Llama Limited on 12th January 2009

For further information, contact Karen Wheeler (Director) on 0845 1162239, email
Please note that the site is not live until 12th January, however we can give you access to the test site in the meantime if you would like to see it.

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