Send Love with Snail Mail (and also support the US Postal Service)
When you can’t visit the ones you love it can be hard. But we’ve found a new (yet, old) way of keeping in touch: snail mail! Opening our daily mail has become a new highlight of my day and I’m trying to ensure more good mail karma by sending out as much mail as I can. A postcard here and there goes a long way to let your loved ones know you are thinking of them. So we made a printable so you can send out snail mail postcards, too!
Click here for this coloring sheet postcard printable. Print it on cardstock. Cut out the rectangles and attach the front to the back with some double stick tape and you are ready to color and mail.
Postcards cost less to mail than letters (currently $0.35 for postcards vs $0.55 for letters) but if you don’t have a postcard stamp on hand it’s worth the extra cents to mail it. It’s cheaper than a cup of coffee or a candy bar and will bring your loved ones so much joy!
Also, sending out personal mail will help the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) which has experienced a 60% reduction in mail since the pandemic started and so many businesses stopped advertising through the mail. The U.S. Postal Service has already warned that it will run out of money by the end of September 2020. There are more than 31,600 post offices around the country and more than 650,000 employees. And, these dedicated employees have been on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic to ensure all Americans receive their mail and packages, as well as ensuring that critical medical supplies get to where they need to be.
Stay safe, connect online, connect via snail mail, and support our USPS!