Check out this miniature mail—and our new website at www.mailboxsociety.com! Keep an eye out because soon, we’ll be back on the campaign to fill your empty mailboxes! 
strandbooks:

Yes, that’s a standard-sized paperclip—not one of those jumbo ones. And it looks like this itty bitty letter successfully made it through the mail!

Check out this miniature mail—and our new website at www.mailboxsociety.com! Keep an eye out because soon, we’ll be back on the campaign to fill your empty mailboxes! 

strandbooks:

Yes, that’s a standard-sized paperclipnot one of those jumbo ones. And it looks like this itty bitty letter successfully made it through the mail!

(via postalfreak)

A very happy, merry, festive Christmas Eve/Hanukkah/December 24th to letter-writers, letter-readers, and letter-carriers everywhere! 

A very happy, merry, festive Christmas Eve/Hanukkah/December 24th to letter-writers, letter-readers, and letter-carriers everywhere! 

(Source: fashionzombie, via postalfreak)

Looks like we have some kindred spirits out there in the miraculous world of the internet! Participate in the beauty that is the 12 Days of Love Letter Writing and check back for a Mailbox Society postcard exchange coming later this week!

Imagine all the penpals…

…and check out this article on a John Lennon album you’ll never find on iTunes! 

uspsstamps:

Reflections on John Lennon’s Stamp Collection

slang-king:

Post Office Magazine, May 1947 (via British Postal Museum)

slang-king:

Post Office Magazine, May 1947 (via British Postal Museum)

Happy Thanksgiving!

We’re thankful for stuffing and stationery, pumpkin pie and pens, cranberry sauce and colored pencils, and penpals everywhere for another lovely year of letter-writing. 

prostheticknowledge:

The Mail Art Of Riitta Ikonen

Collection pieces designed to be postal using creative and sometimes absurd materials:

In 2004 a holiday project at the University of Brighton titled ‘Location Vocation Vacation’ called for mail art. One post card per week was to be sent as a document of experiences to Margaret Huber, the then second year Illustration tutor.

Around a hundred and fifty A6 sized cards have since been sent (and received) from all over the world. Hair, fish, a sachet of white powder, a piece of broken record, mossy bark… all dutifully delivered by postal workers. Only five cards have never reached their destination, (a few of those due to very poor crocheting)

Margaret still receives mail at irregular intervals.

Many more examples of the artist’s post works can be found here.

(via postalfreak)

Are You Ready to Write a Letter?

We know that you are all letter-writing pros, but if you’re looking for a way to share the art of snail mail with your younger siblings/neighbors/minions, then this might be just the ticket. Besides, who doesn’t enjoy typing things into cheerily colored boxes?

Having one of these mailboxes would make getting mail even more fun!

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