My 5-year-old (and therefore also 3-year-old) loves snail mail. How can I get more of it for him/them? [more inside]
posted by rabidsegue
on Sep 18, 2013 -
I'm interested in novel recreational uses of snail mail, both historically and currently. Aside from pen-palling and exchanging goods, what kind of games or similar activities take place via old fashioned letters and postcards? [more inside]
posted by iamisaid
on May 5, 2011 -
Can I get a discount on postage for mailing 300 postcards to 1 address? [more inside]
posted by boots
on Jan 11, 2010 -
What are some cool things I can get in exchange for a self addressed stamp envelope and maybe a small fee? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim
on Dec 31, 2009 -
Have you ever tried to send a piece of mail at the post office certified or signed? Yesterday I tried and the lady went into all this strange ins and outs to justify why I should pay $5 for priority mail envelop instead of the $2.50 (or so) I could pay to just track it (if I skipped the mailed receipt option). This included telling me I'd have to pay for the envelope (which is fine), but insinuating it would be expensive and deflecting how much an envelope would actually be (finally admitting it's only 10 cents).
posted by cha4
on Aug 7, 2008 -
How long should I expect postcards and small packages sent from Bangkok to New York and Los Angeles to spend in transit?
posted by chickletworks
on Dec 18, 2006 -
How do folks handle archiving paper documents like personal correspondence (the snail mail kind), journals and the like? I have about 17 years worth of stuff and am trying to conceptualize of some sort of project to be able to look back on different years at a glance. BTW, it's not like I'm one of the Collyer brothers
--all told, we're probably talking about 4 boxes of letters and such that I've saved over the years. I was thinking of organizing something chronological, using something like magazine files
but I'm curious to hear how other folks organize and archive their stuff. Special bonus question--what about electronic documents, like emails and things you write? I know, I could store them online forever, but what's neat about old fashioned paper is that the reader and the information are self contained. Do you print things out, and again, if so, do you have any tricks for storing them?
posted by teddyb109
on Dec 24, 2005 -
My googlefu has failed me. How much does it cost to send a letter to an FPO AP address? [more inside]
posted by Amanda B
on Jul 23, 2005 -
SnailMailFilterFilter: Are there any failsafe rules to separate USPS junk mail from real mail (or vice versa) without opening it? I know I needn't worry about an ink SoBig virus, but I just hate being suckered into opening an important-looking envelope only to find another Visa/MC application. [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by klarck
on Dec 1, 2004 -
ShippingFilter: Can you send soda cans via snail mail without them exploding en route? Any special packaging required? Please help me liberate some captive Dr Pepper from Milan...
posted by romakimmy
on Jul 15, 2004 -