Pony Express

Celebrating the Pony Express

Today marks the 155th anniversary of the Pony Express, which was pivotal in increasing the speed of mail delivery in the U.S. I think it must have been an exciting time in which to send mail, as you could not only send/ receive mail within 14 days, but there certainly was an added element of…

LetterMo2015

Month of Letters Challenge 2015

It’s that time of year again, the time to send out as much mail as you can in 28 days! In just four days, the Month of Letters Challenge (known as LetterMo for short) will begin! This will be my third year participating and I am just as excited as I was in 2013. For me,…

Halloween envelope 2

Sending Scares Through the Mail

October is here! It’s one of my favorite months because the leaves are changing color, there is a wonderful chill in the air, and it finishes with Halloween. I can’t remember the last time I dressed up for Halloween and so far I don’t have any costume plans for this year yet. But I am…

Mr. Zip

Exploring the National Postal Museum

Over Labor Day weekend, I travelled to D.C. to visit family. Among a yoga class, a boat trip to Mount Vernon, and an elevator ride to the tope of the Washington Monument, I finally managed to enter to the hallowed walls of the National Postal Museum. While there were no special events planned this past…

Incoming

It has been a few months since I’ve shared mail that has come and gone, mostly because in April we moved. Moving can be such a fun process, but there was about a three week period where I didn’t get any mail. I think mostly because the post office was figuring out my mail forwarding…

Disney Villain Puzzle

Puzzle Letters and Random Objects

Oh the wonders of sending things through the mail. As I delve deeper into the world of penpaling, I am falling more in love with all the possibilities for sending things through the mail. Sending mail usually calls postcards, greeting cards, and letters to mind. Ways of decorating these are endless, but you can go…