Is there anything better than receiving mail? 💌
Especially when it’s unexpected & more than a “love, X” on a Hallmark card?
In an effort to be better on sending mail, I created a mail station. Wanna see?
There’s so many times where the intention was there, but I didn’t have the materials (the card, the stamp, the address, etc.).
So, this is our “mail station / pen pal cart.”
Oops that last one kinda snuck in the upload, but surely you wouldn’t want me to delete that handsome mug, would ya?!
These are what I stocked up on:
〰️ a separate calendar for special dates
〰️ 100 all-occasion, assorted greeting cards and 100 birthday cards off Amazon
〰️ a bunch of other fun cards from Target and good ol’ Walmart
〰️ regular stamps, postcard stamps, and global stamps
〰️ I’ve got a random collection of little mail gifts to have on hand (I tend to buy them as I see them, sometimes with someone in particular in mind, sometimes not)
〰️ letter-writing paper pads & envelopes
〰️ all the pretty pens (neatly tucked into a case)
〰️ stickers (obviously)
〰️ return address stickers
〰️ a few local postcards
A few other tools:
I’ve been using Postable (not an affiliate link, genuinely love them) to collect customer addresses that I really want to keep in touch with (and have also used their cards to mail customers, which is awesome).
I’ve got a list going in Evernote with friend & family addresses.
I’ve started a folder of photos to print too, because—as fun as the digi “throwback thursday” posts are—a photo you can hold in your hand (and send in the mail) is better. 💎
I really love buying little mailer goodies from Natural Life (I’d love to know places you buy little giftables from too! Tell me all your secrets 🤪)
If I’m feeling extra artsy, I’ve been collecting pen pal inspiration and envelope decorating ideas on this Pinterest board.
I hope this inspires you to close your screen and send a tangible note (or three).
Notice on and respond boldly,
P.S. Like this idea? This is exactly the kind of meaningful nudges I’d love to send you more of in this.