Monday, July 21, 2014

Postal Plan - Days in August to Celebrate!

“The more you celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” 

I may have mentioned before that I'm really bad at sending "expected" snail mail...birthday, anniversary cards, etc. I find more inspiration in the quirky and unique.  I love to send surprise snail mail!  It is, hopefully, magic in my recipient's mailbox!!  I may not put everyone's birthday on my postal calendar, but I do add other fun dates that inspire me to send snail mail to family and friends. I thought I'd share a few dates that I've added to my postal plan for August!! 

Monthly Celebrations
  • Peach Month: Send some peachy mail to a peach of a pen pal!! It's a month long celebration, so any day will work!! 
  • Romance Awareness Month: According to the Huffington Post and Glamour Magazine,  August is National (US) Romance Awareness Month! Sounds like a perfect opportunity to send a love letter to your sweetie!!
  • National (US) Picnic Month: Who doesn't love a picnic? Why not send a picnic invitation via post? I'm also thinking about sending some picnic themed books and fun mail to my young pen pals!

Days of Celebration

  • (8/3/14) Friendship Day: (Celebrated on the first Sunday in August.) What better reason to send snail mail! They don't call them pen PALS for nothing. 
  • (8/3/14) Sister's Day:  (Celebrated on the first Sunday in August.) Send some celebratory sister snail mail to your sister, or a sister-in-law or a best friend that is just like a sister, or ... you get the idea! 
  • 8/9/14 Book Lovers' Day:  (Celebrated on August 9th every year.) Books are a wonderful package to send (and receive). Send one to your favorite bookworm.  I like to tuck a few notes in the pages of the book.
  • 8/13/14 Left Hander's Day:  (Celebrated on August 13th every year.)  It is said that 10% of the population is left handed.  In the Murphy Family it's 50%!! Both of the Murphy Bros. are lefties while Mr. Murphy and I are righties.  (We must carefully arrange ourselves when we sit in a booth for dinner.)  Sending a fun left-handed package through the mail to your favorite lefty is an awesome idea! There are all kind of left-handed products out there you could include in your mailbox magic package. 
  • 8/26/14 National (US) Dog Day: (Celebrated on August 26th every year.)  Lexi (the wonder dog) loves snail mail almost as much as I. She prefers to chew it, however, so I don't usually send her any. In honor of Dog Day, I will, instead, send some snail mail to my dog loving friends! 

Join me in taking a few minutes at the end of July and plan some August snail mail! Accept the challenge to send some smiles through the post in August!

Go postal, everybody!!
XOXO Mrs. Murphy


  1. August is also Breastfeeding Month! In my household, nearly 50% are lefties, 2 are ambidextrous! I love reading your blog and would love to be penpals with you! Email me?

    1. Yay! Breastfeeding month is a great reason to send snail mail! New moms need all the encouragement they can get!! Great idea! Thanks for the support! I would love to exchange some snail mail with you!