When A Beautiful Mess announced their Happy Mail Subscription, I jumped on the opportunity. I am a stationary junkie times a million. I love finding funny cards, cute cards, handmade cards, cards that play little annoying sounds, postcards, cards that you need 2 stamps for… really, ALL THE CARDS! There is something so wonderfully magical about opening a card from the mailbox. A magic I remember from running to the mailbox everyday, scanning the bills, the ads, the checks, the notes, and magazines looking for something not addressed to my parents. Whenever I saw Elizabeth printed on the front of an envelope, I would immediately tear into it. There is nothing like it.
Now that I am old (er) and live in a house with my husband, everything is addressed to us. The thing is, not everything is super fun to open. I love the idea & the charge to fill my friends (and even strangers) mailboxes with happy mail. That one bright envelope among all the bills. The one card filled with words of encouragement, not words of advertisement.
The Happy Mail Subscription delivers a package of cards to you each month. For just $15 a month you get 5- 10 fun cards with some extra goodies to make your packages even more fun! I have been getting them for three weeks now and I highly recommend them! Now I can look through my own card stash when I need to send the perfect card instead of adding another errand on my to-do list (holla!)
So all this got me thinking, we should do a Happy Mail challenge! You don’t need to purchase the subscription to participate in this but you totally can if you want. We can call it the Sunday Post Challenge and every Sunday for the next 9 weeks we send a note on Sunday (that is simple enough!) Each Sunday will have a different prompt (all listed below) to get our brains thinking of others in our lives than our typical mailing list! I’ll remind you via facebook, twitter, and instagram every week what the challenge is and I’ll also be posting every Sunday on instagram because I am doing it with you! Make sure you are following me on instagram so you don’t miss it! I would love to see you gram it #sundaypostchallenge so we can all share the love and encouragement! It will be so fun to see why you picked the person you did and your thoughts behind the challenge!
DAY 1 Feb 1st – Send to a family member.
DAY 2 Feb 8th – Send to a friend who lives in town (and mail it!)
DAY 3 Feb 15th – Send a thank you note to someone who blessed you this week.
DAY 4 Feb 22nd – Send to a high school / childhood friend
DAY 5 March 1st – Send a note to remind someone of a funny moment or inside joke
DAY 6 March 8th – Send a note to someone who inspires you
DAY 7 March 15th – Send a note to a college pal (or from that season in life)
DAY 8 March 22nd – Send a note to someone you never met in real life (be creative!)
DAY 9 March 29th – Send a card overseas (or to the person you know who lives farthest from you)
Do you think that is doable? Me too! That is nine notes that will create that magical feeling to the receiver! And who knows, they may even mail you back! SCORE. I am excited about this because mail is fun, wonderful, special, and beautiful. Let’s bring life back to the mail box!