You love getting mail, don’t you? I think we all do. Especially when it isn’t junk mail or bills.
But how often do you send mail? Maybe you need a reason, some inspiration. Well look no further. Peruse our list of special occasions and reasons to revive the dying art of crafty correspondence. Feel free to share your stationery stories with us!
Compliment Day (3/ 1) – Why not!? Send someone a random compliment to start their day off right.
Draw A Bird Day (4/8) – Draw a bird and mail it to someone. The perfect project for kids, too! As the Portlandia characters would say, “Put a bird on it.”
Teacher Appreciation Day (5/3) – Perhaps you have friends or family members who are teachers. Or perhaps you want a super blast from the past and decide to reconnect with teachers from grammar school.
Lollipop Day (7/20) –What does a lollipop mean to you? Write a poem, draw one, send one, record yourself eating one and send it to a friend… Make this idea your own.
Friendship Day (8/3) – Send a note to show you care.
One Hit Wonders Day (9/25) – Make a CD of your favorite one hit wonders to mail to your close friends!
Book Giving Day (2/14) – How appropriate that this day falls on Valentine’s Day. Make your special someone feel extra special by sending them your favorite book.
Fulfill a “Card Request” (any day!) – Elderly folks, those with illnesses, and anyone who would like mail sent to someone add their name to a list. Find more at the From The Heart community on Facebook.
You really can mail just about anything. The post office might not necessarily encourage it, but you can do it. It’s a great idea for kids’ parties, family time, a creative outlet, or just something to cure rainy day boredom. It’s also a unique way to experience a historic slice of American culture.