so you know these things you always get in the mail?
they come with credit card offers, mail catalog orders, and soliciting non-profit organizations. consider the envelopes junk mail, spam, or postal refuse, my plan with this blog is to make good use of them. i won’t be applying for credit cards or buying kitschy wind chimes or sending checks, but sending papered goods love in place. over the course of my 2 decades on earth, i’ve seen the rate for a postage stamp rise almost exponentially- the United States Postal System has raised its price practically 3 times in the past 2 years. i don’t contend to be an old soul, but yet i find myself saying, “i remember a time when stamps were 29 cents and gas was 99 cents”.
people claim to love getting mail, but yet not many actually send substantial letters to each other anymore. i love sending letters, postcards, and packages as much as i can afford to do so, sometimes it doesn’t even matter who the recipient is. here, with the postage already paid by the corporation/organization, i intend to make more use of the USPS, collecting these envelopes and sending back paper trinkets of whatever i feel like. this is a roundabout way of somewhat reusing and recycling the paper that is already out there. i figure, the postal service system will be able to derive a bit more business, and plus there has to be someone on the other side of these mailings who has to open all the envelopes. perhaps a recipe or a poem will brighten their day, it seems to be a win-win from all sides… even the trees.