- what time is it?
- is it Sunday?
- did I already collect it?
- did the mail man forget my house?
I was sending out a lot of cards a few years back and sent a few to a friend. Her husband was secretly jealous, and one day she came home to her card had already been opened. She asked him why he opened it, and he said he had a bad day at work and needed a little pick me up and opening her card did just the trick. Funny, [snail] mail that is not even for you is still fun to open! And it's such a high commodity it might get stolen, so watch out.
In a movement to NEVER have 'no [snail] mail days' I joined up with Marta and Summer in their Pen Pal Project. I love the idea. Slowing down, making it personal, and spreading the [snail] mail love. Filling people's mailboxes that are dying of malnutrition and simply making someone's day sounds like a lovely project.
First who would I ask? Will people want to do it? Would they think I am totally corny? Who cares, I have yet to meet someone who doesn't like [snail] mail. Junk [snail] mail sure, but this won't be junk at all. I ordered 2 packs of postcards to officially invite my chosen pen pals. Since Eli cannot be around children I thought what better people than the children in my life!? The fact that I can capture their lives right now through the [snail] mail instead of face to face seems so secret, precious, and COOL! Josh thinks I am crazy asking 5 year olds to be my pen pal, but they are psyched and openly so am I!!
Makenna's Mom asked her if she would like to be my penpal and she replied...YES! What's a penpal?
Scotty's Mom asked him if he would like to be penpals and he said what does that mean, she told him where she would mail you stuff, he said like Nintendo DS games?
Super excited to teach them about [snail] mail!
Below are the responses I have sent out so far and I also found these postcards that made me laugh.
***Upcoming tomorrow the [snail] mail book loaded with what I have received to date.