"Dear (fill in name of person, organisation, association, local/regional/state/national government, etc),
I am writing to you because I know that you share my interests in Mail Art (fill in other actiivity, social cause, sport, cultural event, current affairs, etc), and I wonder if you would like to exchange some Mail Art with me?
I am a (fill in age, and sex/gender/other, etc) living in (anywhere really -- it doesn't matter). I like to send and receive Mail Art because it is a perfect vehicle for me to scam y'all and rip people off.
I have always been interested in art in all it's forms.
If you are interested in exchanging some Mail Art with me, please send me something, and I will reciprocate.
There may be a problem in the short term because I am a bit short of money at the momen tas the cost of stamps has just doubled here;and that although I recently lost my job and am living on welfare, I am supporting my invalided mother and my alcoholic father; have recently paid a lot of money to cover my son's bail application (he was arrested for drug trafficking, again); my teenage daughter is pregnant, yet again; and my car needs a new engine and is off the road.
Also the dog has bitten the PostPerson, again, and the Court has ordered me to pay him damages for physical and moral harm within the next 30 days (and the Post Office refuses to deliver post to my home until I do so).
In fact, I am so short of money at the moment that maybe you can enclose a couple of $100 bills with your Mail Art?
But if that is difficult send me your bank account details and I will get my bank to make it easy for you.
Knowing that you are kind and sympathetic, I am sure that you will help me out and that we can then exchange some Mail Art, so please reply quickly -- and don't forget your bank account details!
Peace and (fill in Happy Xmas, Happy New Year, Dry January, Happy Easter, etc)"