Saturday, May 29, 2010

It's in the Mail

Part of the charm of letters, postcards and packages is the surprise that is waiting for you in your mailbox. What will come today? Maybe nothing comes for weeks, but then, one day, you find a hand addressed envelope with a Mickey Mouse stamp. That is a good mail day.

A lot of of you follow some mail blogs such as Missive Maven, 365 Letters, Letters, She Wrote, Postmuse, Everyday Correspondence and what's great about each of these is all of the photos they post of all the mail they receive and send.

Other mail stories I have recently found in my internet wanderings:
Top 10 Reasons to Use Snail Mail
Pens & the Post: Collect, Correspond, Celebrate! 
Social Letter Writing Revived

Letter writing and mail may not be the same as it was 10, 50, 100 years ago, but it is certainly not dead. It just continues to evolve as does life.


PostMuse said...

Thank you for the mention!

I was at the Pens and the Post event today at the Postal Museum (it was fantastic, and I'll write about it tomorrow on my blog) but I had to bite my tongue and not strongly disagree with one of the speakers who harped on and on about how "no one writes anymore" because of technology. I'm not "no one" and neither are the over 6,000 contacts in my address book. Writing has evolved, and that, in part, is due to technology.

Jackie Flaherty said...

Thanks, PostMuse! I'm looking forward to reading about this and I hope they'll have more of these as I'd like to attend one.

I totally agree about the 'no one writes any more'. Just because it has changed, doesn't mean it's dead.