I would love to read and respond to your epistolary treasures.
Please send correspondence to:
Dana c/o Save Snail Mail
P.O. Box 95
Carrboro, NC 27510
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Category Archives: Fun in My Mailbox!
Here’s a shot of all the snail mail I’ve received since my birthday request: I’ve been keeping it in the antique toast caddy I received as a Christmas present. Here’s the caddy in all its glory: Look at its sweet little feet. … Continue reading
Here’s some recent fun I found in my mailbox: I received a letter from a town a half an hour away, one from Minnesota, one from Alabama, and one from France. (Thanks to Pam, Mary, Carrie, and Allison!) My friend … Continue reading
I remember that when I was a kid all of my notes (whether passed in the hall or mailed to pen pals far away) ended with the earnest request, “Write me back.” And the ones I received said the same. … Continue reading
I know you’ve seen them–in restaurants, on the bus, walking through stores–young folks with their eyes glued to their smart phone screens, texting away. I sometimes worry that all that screen time will have adverse effects on their attention span, social skills, … Continue reading
It’s a gray, rainy day. But I was immesurably cheered up by two notes I received in the mail. One from an old college professor just sending a little update and another from my sister cheering me up and cheering me on after a recent bout of self pity. Yay! The healing powers of snail mail!
For my birthday this year, I made a request to friends and family to send me a letter or note via snail mail. I have already posted a picture of a day when personal snail mail rivaled junk mail and I’ve had … Continue reading
My friend just moved from Minnesota to Alabama. She sent this post card as her change of address note to me. Those ladies look like they meant business! Thanks, Carrie, for the snail mail and for the bit of American … Continue reading
Helpful hints and interesting insights from our intrepid mail carriers here.
My favorite is number 7: Paychecks, personal cards, letters—anything that looks like good news—I put those on top. Utility and credit card bills? They go under everything else.
A glorious day! I wanted to share a photo of a good day’s results from my birthday request for personal letters. As you can see from the photo below (with addresses removed to protect the innocent who participated in my … Continue reading
I love finding handwritten letters in my mailbox. I know I’m not alone in this.
Given the prevalence of email, texting, phone communication, and online bill pay, though, it feels like my daily trip to fetch the mail makes me nothing more than a conduit from mailbox to recycling bin (do you hear me credit card companies? You’re wasting your paper and postage!). Maybe, if I’m lucky, I’ll find a movie or magazine to make the trip worth it.
I’ve decided I’m not going to give into this new reality easily.