Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Going to the Post Office

Coleman's preschool took a trip to the post office last week. It was a good reminder of something I want to do more of: send good mail! It's so easy to shoot off an email, but there is nothing like going to the mail box, expecting only bills or junk mail, to find an unexpected card, note, or package from a friend or loved one. I hope I can do more of the sending this year. Watch out, good mail just might be coming your way.

All the kids got to mail a letter to someone or have one sent to them. Coleman was so excited to get his very own mail the next day.

They showed us around the post office and then took us outside so we could see the mail trucks. The sun was so bright!

Coleman and his class with our tour guide. He was great!

Not that this qualifies as "good mail" but at least it made me laugh. Apparently ordering the flagging tape that we used for Red Ribbon Week gets you on all sorts of fun mailing lists, like this handy catalog for janitorial supplies. I know my house cleaning skills need much improvement, but do I really need THAT much help?

**Do you like to send good mail?
**Have you gotten any good mail lately?
**What's the funniest thing you've gotten in the mail?

9 comments:

Yoga Girl said...

I usually pick up my mail once a week because I dread getting bills and junk. I always look for the colored envelope and hope for a love note or something. Love your idea...maybe I should send my kids love notes in the mail. They are always asking if they got any mail...
Thanks for the idea :)
Have a happy day

Linn said...

When I was eight years old, I received a card from my grandpa's sister. She sent one every year for many years. I remember this one in particular because the front of the card read "For a Big Boy on his Birthday." So nice of her, but a little tramatic for my little girl self.

Rockelle said...

the good mail I got this week was hubbys w2..so I could get our taxes done!
But yah...the pink cards are the best...dont get many of those these days!

Christy P. said...

Funny mail - All of the marketing information I get from Qwest (the phone company) is in Spanish. I called them once to ask why and if they could please stop, and they replied, "Oh it must be because you have an unusual last name"

Our last name, Porucznik, is unusual, but I'm not sure why it makes them think "Spanish"

Allyson said...

I love mail! Even if it's just a shower invite or a wedding invitation, it's always exciting. I got a letter once that took 2 years to get to me - a friend moved up to Washington and sent me a letter when he got there (he had since moved back) and then I get this letter - I was SO confused! We laugh about it all the time.

the harpers said...

I love getting the grocery ads! I love seeing what awesome grocery deals I'm going to get that week. And of course getting personal mail is the best! And that Coleman is so darn cute!

Lesli G. said...

Does the guy come with the supplies? ;-) I love gadget magazines...goes back to dreaming as a kid that I had money to buy any toy, outfit, and gadget that I wanted.

emilyw said...

Ha! Ha! I loved this! I want to go to the post office. I guess we'll have to plan a field trip. :) I love mail too! Who doesn't? I love getting magazines and then curling up on the couch to read them. It's just some of those rare alone times.

Victoria said...

I love getting mail, but I'm REALLY bad at sending it.

My new approach is to keep large envelopes, already addressed, on my desk so that when Eva finishes an art project or a come across some multiples of pictures I can just drop them in there and mail it off when it gets full.

We'll see if it works...