Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Letters for Japan

We Care Act is hosting a letter writing campaign of sorts (for I do not know how to else to describe it) to help children who suffered in the earthquakes in Japan.

Here are the Who's, What's, and How's:

Who: We Care Act
What: letters for Japanese children affected by the earthquake.
When: The earthquake was March 11th, 2011 and from the look of the website, there does not appear to be any deadline.
Where: letters can be mailed to:

We Care Act
2722 Garden Falls Dr.
Manvel, TX 77578

How: They are working with the Japanese consulate in Texas to get the letters to students aged kindergarten through highschool. Most middle and high schoolers are able to read English but elementary students will appreciate cards more.

Please take the time to write a letter to a child who might really need it. Actual hand-written letters are better but you can also submit your message online.

For more information, go to http://www.wecareact.org/?q=letterstojapan

Stretching the Postal Limits

Lately I have been really stretching the limits of the USPS. And they are freakin' amazing!!!!

Here is a cactus I sent to Nicole in MA:


Pretty exciting stuff. Nicole emailed me the After picture. Looks pretty good! So I sent one to England. :D Although, as far as I know, that hasn't arrived yet.

Then, I was inspired by this amazing article in which a woman in England tested the Royal mail system by disguising her address in various ways. So I thought I'd try it out..

And I sent this crossword puzzle:

I just have to make it huge so you can see it. ^-^ I sent this to my friend across town and IT MADE IT!!!!! I have an infinitely deeper respect for postal workers now. And it only took a week longer than regular post. (which was pretty good as I'd entertained the idea of it never arriving..) There was only one clue that he/she didn't get and it was an obscure one. =D

USPS, I love you!!!

note: I'm making separate posts for all the other mail. Just easier that way.