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Snail mail amazingness

Most of what lands in my mailbox these days are bills… so what a nice surprise to get this from one of my clients last week:

In the age of e-communication, there’s something special about getting a tangible (and fully unexpected) thanks through the mail. This put a grin on my head all day!

(As an aside, Spread the Love is a non-profit group that battles hunger “through the simple power of the sandwich”. Founder Miles Rob Aronson was a 2006 recipient of a Top Twenty Under 20 Award. I’ve been working on Spread the Love’s printed materials and designed their logo a couple of years ago.)

A couple of days later, I got another fun mail package — this one from Ngan of eNVe Designs:

It’s called the Warm Hearts necklace, and I’m just one of many people who has received it in the mail. My job now is to find a creative way to wear this versatile piece, take a picture, and send it to the next person on the list. It’s part of a campaign for cancer awareness, and to raise money for St. Jude’s Hospital. Looking through the cards of people who participated before me was very cool — I know some of these ladies online, and to know this passed through their talented hands made me feel like I was part of something bigger.

And finally… I was doing some cleaning in my parents’ basement recently, and bumped into this letter I got from a local advertising agency back when I was in school:

It’s dated March 29, 1995, so I had just finished my first year of university and had applied for a summer position. I’m pretty sure this was typed out on a typewriter, and it was signed by the company’s president — before the days of email rejections and non-responses! Finding this letter sent my brain back to post-secondary nostalgia, made me laugh that I had the gall to apply for a position (while completely unqualified), and also gave me a sense of pride that I’ve come a long way in 15 years.

So… lots of recent humbling, happy feelings from snail mail.

I urge you to take a half hour out of your week and mail something to someone you care about, and see just how much it’s appreciated on the other end.

And for anyone who might want to receive something, I’ll send a little package to the first three people who send me (through the contact page) their full mailing addresses :)

And because I’m curious: what’s the best snail mail you’ve ever gotten?

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  1. Jen
    May 15th, 2010 at 13:06 | #1

    I won a photo contest a few months back and my prize was a custom made baby blanket for Miss Jaime. We just got it in the mail and it’s fabulous!!! I love non-bill snail mail too!

  2. Samantha
    May 15th, 2010 at 14:41 | #2

    I love snail mail! I have a few friends that I make sure to send cards, gifts, etc. through the mail every few months. It feels really great to know someone is thinkin’ of ya!

  3. GStar
    May 17th, 2010 at 07:20 | #3

    Snail mail rocks :) While working at summer camp last year, staff lived for snail mail. I still correspond via letters with camp friends because it’s way more fun!

  4. May 20th, 2010 at 08:17 | #4

    Love it when you get postcards from friends/family who you didn’t even know were off on a trip … so thoughtful … and fun! :)

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