The Curious Autodidact

October 16, 2009

Snail Mail: Go Ahead Make Someone’s Day!

Filed under: cool internet stuff,helpful hints,social justice,Word Related — Honilima @ 7:23 am

Although it is out of fashion, getting something in the mailbox with a hand-written envelope and a real stamp can be thrilling. I got a long letter from a friend this week and it seemed so novel to sit in a chair and read and re-read her thoughts.

It’s easy to make someone’s day with snail mail. It only costs 44 cents to mail a letter within the US and it is a cheap way to bring a smile to someone’s face. Generally overseas mail costs just less than a dollar and that is fun to send a letter to someone overseas you haven’t seen in a while.

* Mail an article you enjoyed to a friend with a short note.
* Think of your over 75 year old friends and write a short note just to say that you were thinking of them, share a little of your life with them in your own words and hand writing.
* Send a note to a friend who is caring for an ailing family member
* Think of someone who has made a difference in your life and send a little fan letter. You know I have sent one to my heroine Elizabeth Warren!
* Write a note to a teacher who inspired you.
* Send a note to a favorite living author whose book you enjoyed.
* Mail a funny cartoon to a friend who is having a difficult time.
* Make a copy of a favorite fall recipe and send it along to a pal.
* Write a letter to a friend’s son or daughter who is working overseas.
* Send a letter to a soldier in Iraq.
* Mail a letter to someone who is housebound or imprisoned.


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