There is something magical about the postman. They come to your door bringing unpredictable goodwill and gifts. We discount it because so often it is unasked for advertisement – but mail can be magical. The nostalgia for the letters of notable people and love letters wouldn’t be so strong if it wasn’t.
When you create and send something, or know something is coming your way you have a delicious period of waiting and then you get or give an physical object that has been touched and marked by someone you know and love. It is a connection across time and space, a bridge between two people – sender and receiver.
I fell down a deep rabbit hole today of subscription boxes. There are some amazing things that can be sent to you every month – for a price of course – but sometimes it is worth it for a little excitement on the doorstep. I’ve chosen the ones that give you something to learn or experience.
Magic Mail: The Most Imagination Inspiring Subscription Boxes
Or maybe just regular ‘ole letter writing is your style? This society is delightful and the idea of creating art for my friends is intriguing. Here’s a helpful guide if you forgot how to write a letter.
But who to write to? Well here are some good ideas:
- A Refugee cause, this.
- The Editor
- Random People Who Need Love
- A Solider, or Two
- A Prisoner – though that can be quite intense.
- Human Rights
- An Elder
- Sick Children
- Really Sick Children
- Or Your Mother! jeez.