Monday, April 20, 2009

who's ready to write?


Postage goes up next month. May 11th to be exact. It's going up another .02 cents. It'll be nearly .50 cents to send a little note to someone!

"Every year now!" the postman told me. I don't know why I was so shocked. I guess because I feel the cost of postage is in my line of business. I wanted to tell him how worried this made me. Worried that people will stop mailing things--simple things, like cards. Of course, no amount of complaining about it is gonna stop it.

Besides, people just don't mail like they used to. I have a collection of letters from a boy to his mother. Written during WWII, he wrote her a letter a week for one whole year while he was in the service. She numbered each envelope. Postage was about .03 cents and he didn't have to pay for it most times--the army did. Even still, if we didn't have to pay for postage, I'm afraid letter writing is a dying art. That's really sad to me. Especially since I spent this past weekend making a new card line...

I'd love to propose a sort of mail project. To anyone that promises to send out four letters before May 11th. If you email me your address (curious8m@gmail.com), I'll immediately send you four random cards from 8mm Ideas.

10 comments:

Maggie May said...

ok! i love writing letters.

Anonymous said...

oh yes! i love writing letters and had a wonderful correspondence going with my husband's grandmother for years. when she passed away, i was given all the letters i wrote her. it was really something to re-read them. and now i try to write weekly to my daughter who is across the east coast in college. that's where mav's card society comes in handy! i don't how i found your blog , but i've been enjoying it for awhile. i relate to quite a lot of it as i work with 2 &3 year olds and they keep me fully entertained.
xo hs brown

Nina said...

I absolutely love writing letters. It upsets me that people don't do it more often. It is so much more personal than email or online blogs.

I will do this. I can easily promise that. :-)

Wayne said...

Oh my God...is there ANY chance you would allow a four-letter writer to choose the cards?

I've been searching the internet high and low for two weeks looking for an online shop that sells some of your specific cards, to no avail. In fact, I've been sitting here in the office looking all day instead of working and was just about to give up when I saw this post.

I'll write fourteen letters if you would let me choose. You would be my hero(ine)!

Ellen Zachos said...

My mother saved all the letters I wrote home from Germany and Greece the year I lived abroad. It was WAY too expensive to call, and there was no such thing as email (or Skype). Even though I'm often embarrassed by my 23-year-old voice, I love being reminded of that time, those places.

molly said...

yes, wayne, there IS a chance.
but i need an address...
go to 8mmideas.com and email me.
let's get this heroine thing started!

Wayne said...

Molly, you're making my day! I've sent you an email with my info...let me know if you need anything else. Thanks!

Emma said...

I'm in. Of course I'm in. I'm always in for your stuff!

Molly said...

oo, oo,oo - can I get in on this action ... ?
Would you post your cards internationally?
I've already sent 1 and have 2 more letters half-written. I'll totally post a 4th if I thought I would receive some of your gorgeous work.
No pressure or anything ...

molly said...

yes, molly, of course--email me your address!