In today’s unsettling times, staying in touch means finding ways to connect without actually being in the same room. Sure, you can call, FaceTime, text or email, but when was the last time you sent a letter to someone you love?
Yes, it’s undeniably “old school”, but let’s face it, that’s what makes a letter so special. Beginning with Ben Franklin, the first appointed Postmaster in 1775, the USPS has been delivering mail to people’s homes with very little, if any, disruption of service. Even today, the mail is considered the most trusted brand among consumers because of its reliability.* You’ve all heard this saying about the post office… “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
A simple letter or card with a heartfelt sentiment can go a long way to boost the spirit of someone you care about. Remember the care package you got at summer camp, or the wedding invitation from your best friend? That’s the feeling I’m talking about.
Here’s your challenge: Send a letter, mail it today! Need some inspiration? Download these free templates, print and mail!
For very little time and money, you can bring joy to someone’s day. Even better, you don’t have to leave your house to do it. Visit stamps.com if you need to order some stamps.
For just the cost of a First-Class stamp ($.55 is the going rate), you can tell that special person how much you care about them. Send someone a smile, mail them a memory. Everyone likes to receive a package, postcard or letter – add a favorite photo. Kids can draw a picture for their grandparents.
This challenge is sure to deliver (pun intended), and you’ll make someone feel good. Not to mention, it’s a great way to support the USPS!
This less-famous inscription is engraved on the Smithsonian Institution’s National Postal Museum, located on Massachusetts Avenue and North Capitol Street, N.E. – once the site of the DC post office.
“Messenger of Sympathy and Love
Servant of Parted Friends
Consoler of the Lonely Bond of the Scattered Family
Enlarger of the Common Life
Carrier of News and Knowledge
Instrument of Trade and Industry
Promoter of Mutual Acquaintance of Peace and of Goodwill Among Men and Nations”
The original inscription was called “The Letter” and was written by Dr. Charles W. Eliot, former president of Harvard University. President Woodrow Wilson changed the text slightly before having it inscribed.
Send a letter to show you care. Take the Care Mail Challenge and let’s see how many letters we can send!