Wednesday, November 2, 2011

How to get more mail in your mailbox

10 Ways to Get More Mail

1. Write more letters. The more you send out, the more you'll get in.
2. Write to people who will write you back. You know which friends will write back. Write to them more often.
3. Join a penpal club. Click on some of the links on the left side of this blog; many of the bloggers post their mailing addresses online so that you can write to them. Or search "penpals" online. The blog Penpalling and Letters has a great list, too.
4. Join a swap, postcard or mailart group. (Use the same resources I listed in #3 above.)
5. Request freebies to sent to your mailbox. Search "freebies" online. There are many websites and blogs that post freebies daily. Here's a hint: if you don't want your email inbox flooded with sales pitches from the companies you request freebies from, create a new, free email address just for putting on freebie forms.
6. Order catalogs from companies that you like to buy from. To make this more environmentally friendly, share the catalogs when you are finished with them. If you don't have any nearby friends who share the same interests, donate the catalogs to resale shops, nursing homes, etc. Or, mail them to penpals!
7. Make donations to nonprofit organizations. Many organizations send out literature, address labels, etc. to donors.
8. Write to celebrities, artists, authors, musicians and others whose artistic work you admire. Ask for an autograph.
9. Write to businesses whose products you enjoy. Be specific about why you like the product and maybe even make a suggestion for an improvement.
10. Write to politicians about a relevant topic.

(Mailbox clipart courtesy of


Unknown said...

I like to request tourist/travel information from different states. Great for reusing to make mailart!!!

365 Letters said...

That's a great idea! Thanks for sharing it with everyone!

Bev Sykes said...

#5, #6, and #7 are things I'd like to get RID of! Otherwise, great list!

Bev Sykes said...

STUFFellaneous - Great idea! I think I'll try that myself!

Rob said...

All good ideas, except for writing to politicians, as they never seem to write back to me.

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