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Ecard alternative?

How would you send a personal note that is more meaningful than an email, but not deep enough to warrant a hand written snail mail? Ecards seemed to fill this niche previously, but feel too dated and archaic for use now, especially for younger people. Are there any other alternatives?
posted by roaring beast on Aug 31, 2015 - 16 answers

Is there a service that will print & snail-mail PDFs?

I tried an online text form-to-postal-mail service, and it left me a bit disappointed. It charges by the page, and the text formatting controls are minimal. Even images aren't allowed. Is there a service that will let me upload a PDF and then mail it (in the U.S. via postal mail) to an address I specify?
posted by circular on Dec 20, 2014 - 4 answers

I need fun snail mail sent to my young kids.

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 - 34 answers

Playing games through the (snail) mail.

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 - 26 answers

Can I get a discount on postage for mailing 300 postcards to 1 address?

Can I get a discount on postage for mailing 300 postcards to 1 address? [more inside]
posted by boots on Jan 11, 2010 - 7 answers

When you gooo, will you send back a letter from America?

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 - 16 answers

Magically delicious.

Help me send my friend in Ireland some very American things. [more inside]
posted by cobain_angel on Sep 27, 2009 - 31 answers

Post Office snake oil saleswoman?

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). [more inside]
posted by cha4 on Aug 7, 2008 - 14 answers

Anonymous snail mail forwarding (both directions)?

Anonymous snail mail forwarding (both directions)? I AM NOT A CROOK. [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Nov 17, 2007 - 18 answers

I need more mail in my life.

How can I, a college student, get more mail? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 24, 2007 - 41 answers

From Thailand with love

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 - 5 answers

how do you archive important letters and paper documents?

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 - 9 answers

How much does it cost to send a letter to an FPO address?

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 - 5 answers

CD Mailing

How legal/illegal is mailing CDs (of MP3s) through the mail? [more inside]
posted by graventy on May 10, 2005 - 23 answers

Sorting Snail Mail

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 - 14 answers

Can you send soda cans in the mail?

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 - 7 answers

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