Thursday, May 10, 2007

Good Mail

When I was a child I used to think it was so cool that my parents seemed to get a mail box full of mail every day. My mother tired to tell me that it was mostly bills and junk mail but I thought any kind of mail was cool. Now that I am all grown up I realize the enormous annoyance of junk mail. I know that those bills will have to be payed. The mountains and mountains of mail we get telling us how much the insurance company is paying out for Evan's health care is downright scary at times. Often my only exciting mail is stuff I send to myself by ordering something online.

There has been the beginnings of a movement in blog land to change this. Damselfly has a contest going that involves the sending of nice letters. Annie has taken things a step further and actually set up a blog that contains other mommy blogger's addresses so that we can all send each other some good mail. I have started things off on my end by sending out three little notes. I hope the recipients are excited when they see my note in the mail in a few days. Maybe someone will send some to me before long (hint, hint). Go forth and hand write some letters!!! You never know how much you will brighten someones day until you try it.

11 comments:

GoofyJ said...

You are so right - my sister was having her kids write us all snail mail letters and we loved getting them in the mail. There is just something exciting about getting a letter just for you in that mailbox. :)

Magpie said...

I love getting real mail. Most of my mail is junk that gets dumped in the recycling bin on the way into the house. Packages rock, too.

Gina said...

That is a sweet idea.

Damselfly said...

Thanks for taking the note-writing challenge! And I love Annie's idea.

Shinga said...

It is an excellent idea - I know myself so well that I know that I could never organise myself to do this. Sad but true.

Nonetheless, I hope that something drops through your letterbox soon.

Regards - Shinga

aubrey said...

i'm so excited about the good mail movement.

and i agree. for me, too, the only exciting mail i get is stuff that i've ordered and know is coming anyway. so it's not a suprise (and i love surprises) but it's better than nothing.

*~chelle~* said...

Real mail rocks!
I try to send letters and notes on a regular basis but it gets tough when life gets busy!

The New Parent said...

Hi--a return to snail mail?
I don't think I get much letter writing mail anymore--just email.

Nice thought.

Petite Mom Blogger said...

That sounds like fun!!!

misunderstood mother said...

Even though most of my mail is junk, I still get sad when I dont get any-pathetic! Thanks for the mother's day flowers, BTW

Jocelyn said...

The Good Mail Movement. I love it!