I still get excited to check the mail every day. I’m holding out hope for something more exciting than another way to save money on cable/windows/electricity, etc. The heydays of snail mail have long passed, but I think we should send more snail mail! Here’s thirty-one times you could send a little snail mail someone’s way!
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31 reasons to send snail mail
- Thank someone for a gift
- Say hello to a long-distance friend
- Celebrate an anniversary with a party invite
- Encourage a friend who’s going through a hard time
- Send an old photograph to a friend
- Share a funny memory
- Invite relatives to your child’s birthday party
- Cheer up a homebound friend
- Thank your mail carrier / newspaper delivery person, or other service provider
- Pass along a helpful article
- Mail a favorite recipe card
- Invite friends to a reunion
- Send a customer a coupon
- Remind a sibling you’re thinking of them
- Share comfort with those who grieve
- Welcome a new baby
- Celebrate an adoption
- Congratulate a new business owner
- Encourage someone in a new job or career
- Send warm thoughts to a kid who’s at college (and maybe a $20!)
- Say I love you
- Wish a retiree the best
- Thank a teacher (either your child’s, or a former teacher of yours!)
- Welcome a neighbor into their new home
- Write a letter to your child to be opened at a later date (postmarks are cool ways to remember when it was written!)
- Send confetti to a friend! (heh heh)
- Wish someone a happy birthday (I mean, this is obvious but hardly ever happens anymore!)
- Thank a veteran
- Share your thoughts with a local politician (handwritten gets attention!)
- Congratulate a graduate (people graduate at all times of year now!)
- Just because.
Honestly, I could write more cards than I do, and I am pushing myself to use up all my stationery this year (so I can get more! Ha). Sending more snail mail will brighten someone’s day, and share my thoughts in a slower, more tangible way than a text or email.
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I’ve given you thirty-one reasons to send snail mail, and I’m sure you can think of dozens more. Next time you need to send out some mail, pick Basic Invite! A thank you card or an invitation is a small way to make a mailbox happy!
What reasons would you add to my list!? Thank you to Basic Invite for sponsoring this post and sending samples. All opinions are my own.