Sunday, June 14, 2015

I've Bean Sending Kale Mail...

Summer has finally arrived in my neck of the woods and, boy, am I excited!  I love the sunshine, warm temperatures and of course, visiting farmers markets! A recent trip to the farmers market and the USPS farmers market postage stamp series inspired me to compose some fun new snail mail.

 I created a farmers market scavenger hunt for one of my young pen pals.  Here is a sample of my questions:

  • How many different types of berries are available for sale?
  • How much does one of your favorite vegetables cost?
  • How many different colors of fruits and vegetables can you find?
  • Can you find someone selling fresh herbs? What kind are they selling? What do they smell like?
  • Is there a farmer here that is selling fresh eggs? How much does a dozen eggs cost?

I'm hoping that this will be a fun activity my pen friend can complete with her family this summer!

Remember to look for inspiration for your snail mail everywhere!  Romaine calm and send farmers market mail!  It's magical...and sometimes punny.

Go postal, everybody!
XOXO Mrs. Murphy

Unbirthday Post

The term "unbirthday" was first coined by Lewis Carroll in "Alice Through the Looking Glass."  An unbirthday is any of the 364 days of the year that aren't the person's birthday.  What luck!  That's probably today!

I fear that I am most like Carroll's White Rabbit.  I'm always late for a very important date when it comes to my friends and loved ones' birthdays.  If you, like me, often miss those important dates. Take heart!  Mr. Carroll has saved us with the invention of the unbirthday.

I missed a couple friends' birthdays in May so I am taking the opportunity to send some unbirthday mail today.  I stand by my belief that late mail is just as magical as timely mail.  Maybe even more so because it is that much more unexpected.

So join me in sending some unbirthday mail today!  It's magical...late...but still magical!!

Go postal, everybody!!
XOXO Mrs. Murphy 

Here Comes The Sun...and the Mail

It is no secret to the readers of this blog that I LOVE snailmail and all things postal. But I thought I would take this opportunity to share with you yet another way that sending and receiving mail is wonderful.

Not long ago I heard about The Sunshine Box Project By David.  This great project was started by David's mom, Abby.  David was born with down syndrome and a heart defect that needed surgery.  Abby decided that sending a box full of sunshine to other kids who were facing health difficulties and trials was a great way to send love, support and encouragement through the post.  Her project matches up "Sunshine Buddies" with sponsors from all over! 

I recently mailed off my first sunshine box to my Sunshine Buddy in Alabama! The traditional "sunshine boxes" that you see on Pinterest and around the internet include mostly yellow or orange items.  I didn't follow that example, however.  My Sunshine Buddy's mom sent me a private message including likes, dislikes, interests and sizes for my recipient.  So I packed up some stuff I picked out just for him and mailed it away in a flat rate shipping box.  Easy!  I hope he finds it as magical to receive as I did to send. 

Snailmail is a fantastic way to spread love and sunshine to those who need it most! It's magical!

Go Postal, Everybody!  
XOXO Mrs. Murphy