Why I started this website:
Writing letters is my favorite way to communicate. It seems I’ve had a lifelong passion for letters both writing and receiving them.
I am an artist by training with a Masters in Art Therapy. It was my need for a stable income that lead me to the post office and a career as a letter carrier. So for 33 years, I got to deliver those “real mail” letters , and witness firsthand the joyful phenomena called a “mail moment.” That’s the smile that appears when someone discovers a real handwritten card or letter in their pile of junk mail.
The discovery of this valuable human response to mail, would not only brighten my day but inspire me to reach out to contact postal “higher ups.” My thinking was: “There’s something really positive here. How could we expand on this?” I pulled on many postal coattails to no avail. I attempted to reach out to the Postmaster General, but was told he only receives emails! And then a fellow letter carrier designed my original website back in 2010, giving me a platform to discuss my passion for letters with those of you who feel similarly.