What Could Be Better Than Sending a Letter?

Poetics aside (because it does rhyme, after all), is there anything better than sending a letter, except perhaps, receiving one? If you are not a letter-writer but can handle crafting an e-mail, then for one week only, this group, Snail Mail My E-mail, (http://snailmailmyemail.org/) will handwrite your e-mail message and send it via postal mail to your chosen recipient. From their website:

For one week only (Nov. 10-16, 2014), we invite you to type a message to anyone— family, friend, secret crush, or congressional representative— and send it to us. We’ll then handwrite your message and post it via regular mail to the recipient of your choosing, for free!

What an amazing idea! Snail Mail My Email (SMME) was created in 2011 by artist Ivan Cash, who originally conceived the project as a one-time, month long initiative where he would write and send out strangers’ emails one at a time.10,000 letter submissions later, Cash had to enlist the help of hundreds of volunteers to send letters all over the world.

SMME has since transitioned to a week-long annual event, held every November that anyone can participate in.


One thought on “What Could Be Better Than Sending a Letter?

  1. shellybeachonline says:

    You have no idea how much your handwritten letters encourage me, dear Mary. Your personal touch is something I can see, touch, and even smell. Thank you so much for the investment you have made in MY life, dear friend. Hugs, Shelly Beach


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